PSFK Picks: Top 10 Health Innovations Of The Week
From a future filled with 3D printed vaccines to a smart car that monitors a driver's health, we bring you the most innovative stories from the world of wellness research.
PSFK has partnered with Boehringer Ingelheim to bring you a snapshot of Ten Innovative Ideas each week that are reshaping the health care industry. Continue reading below for the most exciting ideas from the past seven days.
Build Vaccines With A 3D Printer Geneticist Craig Venter and his team of scientists imagine a future where we will be able to download software, print a vaccine, inject it, and avoid the spread of epidemics. The so-called ‘3D printer for life’ or digital biological converter is already being tested by working through scenarios where the team have less than 24 hours to make a new vaccine. This has game-changing implications for public health, and for biodefense by overcoming the bottleneck in fighting infectious disease, which is one of manufacturing and distribution. While speaking at the Wired Health Conference in New York City, Venter pointed to issues of regulation, privacy and safety being key factors in how quickly these advances will be able to move forward.