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Manufacturing drugs for Africa

27 July 2016

PROF Paul Watts is making anti-HIV/Aids drugs, using a small flow- or micro-reactor: It is essentially one long glass tube, bent like a sidewinder snake, which allows him to pump in materials and reagents (reaction mixtures) at different points along the way, enabling numerous chemical reactions to occur in parallel, with the final product emerging at the end.

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