DailyDirt: Tiny Drug Factories

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Brand name pharmaceutical drugs are ridiculously expensive, but how much does it really cost to manufacture a drug? A potentially low-cost method is to use microorganisms -- which are plentiful -- to synthesize chemical compounds. For example, synthetic insulin is now made using genetically modified bacteria. Here are a few other examples. By the way, StumbleUpon can recommend some good Techdirt articles, too.

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    Anonymous Coward, 28 Feb 2012 @ 6:40pm

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    Please note: it a joke.
    I hope some fool doesn't actually try making it and ending up with meth.

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