New 3-D Printer Creates Organic Molecules From Scratch

March 13, 2015 5:28 PM

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Researchers at the Howard Hughes Corp (NYSE:HHC) Medical Institute have developed a process to simplify the chemical synthesis of small organic molecules, a breakthrough allowing the automated production of a new class of compounds with great potential for medicine and technology.

A team led by Martin Burke, an HHMI researcher at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has synthesized 14 distinct classes of small molecules from a common set of building blocks with an automated system. The team believes the system will eventually enable the production of thousands of d...

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