Light Captured For Drug Production

This isn’t about network technology, but it’s too cool to pass over. Researchers in the Netherlands have created a method for making simple drugs (like aspirin or ibuprofen) that uses a method similar to plant ( the chlorophyll-laden bio-organism plant) production.

Artificial leaves use a luminescent solar concentrator (LSC) to guide light of a specific wavelength to channels bored through the material where drug reactants are concentrated. The energy from the light sets off the reaction.

The big picture: the ability to produce common drugs on a small scale, even on cloudy days … anywhere …  even in resource-poor areas. The article originally appeared in TechCrunch.


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