MIT develops a portable device that produces drugs on-demand

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    Creating and manufacturing biologic drugs is expensive, owing largely the complexity and time scales involved. It relies heavily on large-scale fermentation batches that are frequently monitored offline, to ensure a robust process and consistent quality of product
    Researchers at MIT have developed a portable system that can produce biologic drugs on-demand, obviating the need for expensive centralized manufacturing and potentially enabling doctors working in remote or developing parts of the world to create biopharmaceuticals that may be otherwise inaccessible. The DARPA-funded work is described this week in the journal Nature Communications.


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