3D Molecular Printer May Ease Medical Research

Revolution Medicines’ 3D printer could be a big step forward in the search for new drug treatments

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Revolution, based in Redwood City, Calif., is refining the design of the printer built at the University of Illinois as it seeks treatments for life-threatening fungal infections. Peter Seeberger, director of the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in Germany, says that while there’s still a way to go before the printer can make all kinds of molecules “like pearls on a string,” its current capabilities mark “a big step forward” for medical research.

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