Scientists who are behind the breakthrough believe that we can use them to make drugs anywhere. Out in the open or even on Mars in case you are a crew member for Space X Mars mission. Or Elon Musk.
Do you know that Pharma manufacturing plants produce more pollutants than any commercial building? Using up 15 times as much energy against an average commercial building, these can be fixed through this magic leaf.
- The magic leaf that makes drugs – they use micro-channels and solar concentrators that make drugs relevant to medical uses; including anti-malarial drugs.
- Researchers from the Netherlands have come up with this fantastic, cute looking leaf that can help to make drugs a little less power heavy.
- Being less power heavy means lower costs of production and wider availability of life-saving drugs.
Is the Magic Leaf commercially viable?
- This is definitely a viable option for production at $55 per square meter. This magic leaf will only grow into an even better option for making drugs. The magic leaf can make chemical reactions that take up 6 hours happen in as little as 5 minutes.
- Low operation cost combined with high efficiency makes the magic leaf a winning bet for moving forward in the era of Medical technology.
- This magic leaf reactor is a star of the future. The design of this leaf can be changed; squares were used in the earlier experiments rather than a leaf. They all work in the same way though.
How do these work?
- The visible vein-like structures inside the leaf are where the reactants sit, waiting for the light to hit them the right way.
- There are two parts of this technology – leaf forming material is a solar concentrator which uses the available diffused solar energy present in the form of light. The other part of this is the microchannels we talk about earlier.