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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    That Anonymous Coward (profile), 28 Feb 2012 @ 10:38pm

    Re: Re: Re: Re:

    No first you'd have to score crystal meth, which has alot less restrictions than getting ahold of Sudafed.

    "A Simple and Convenient Synthesis of Pseudoephedrine From N-Methylamphetamine, by O. Hai and I. B. Hakkenshit."

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