Creation of a new machine has paved the way for researchers to easily assemble small molecules, which in turn could accelerate the development of new drugs. The machine also has the potential of developing other technologies similar to LEDs and solar cells. The creators of the machine have to say that the breakthrough will revolutionize chemistry in a way similar to how 3D printing is revolutionizing engineering.
The credit for the feat goes to a team of chemists at the University of Illinois, led by Dr. Martin D. Burke, a chemistry professor and an M.D. Non-experts can also get access to chemical synthesis.