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Goo suggestion we will change it to a zip
Good suggestion. We will change that soon.
Bioprinters have many applications in research and eventually the medical field. Our goal is to create a lightweight system to produce many medicines. To achieve this, DNA would store the information for the manufacture of the medicine. The DNA then would be used to transform rice cells which then can be turned into a profusion reactor. This technique could eventually be used for long term space missions as it isn’t possible to carry every medicine due to weight constraints.
That’s a great idea! Hopefully we can post that soon. We currently are working to make a profusion reactor from transgenic rice cells. The rice cells are transformed to produce the enzyme butyrylcholinesterase. Butyrylcholinesterase is a promising antidote to Sarin which is used in chemical warfare. Once we have further improved our printing methods we may attempt to print cartilage.
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