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Dec 30, 2016

To produce biopharmaceuticals on demand, just add water

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, nanotechnology

My infomercial of the day — “just ad water and Ta-dah, you have a vaccine!”…water,1851

Researchers at MIT and other institutions have created tiny freeze-dried pellets that include all of the molecular machinery needed to translate DNA into proteins, which could form the basis for on-demand production of drugs and vaccines. Image: Christine Daniloff/MIT. Antimicrobial peptide illustration by Ymahn/Wikimedia Commons.

Anne Trafton | MIT

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