This infographic summarizes well the main developments and milestones of 3D printing. Enjoy!
Copyrighting and patenting issues are sure to come up!
Here’s something I posted in an online class (Geeks bearing Gifts…sponsored by the US National Library of Medicine)
One of the readings for Module 2 (forgot which one) stated that patent (or was it copyright) must be observed in 3D printing.
Overall I agree.
And I believe that pharmaceutical companies should be able to recoup their research costs.
However, if a pharmaceutical company is seen as overpricing their products, they should not be surprised if individuals (or countries) pariticpate in 3D printing of their products, with no or greatly reduced payments to the pharmaceutical company.
For example , India, “reserve[s] the right, under WTO rules, to create compulsory licenses for drugs for public health reasons, that only provide the patent holder with nominal royalty payments.”
Here’s a link to the blog article which has the above quote
Bayer CEO Says Drugs Developed For “Western Patients Who Can Afford It”
[Disclaimer of sorts...
I'm a Returned (we don't say Former or Retired!) Peace Corps Volunteer who served in Liberia, West Africa from 1980-81. Way before cell phones and the Internet!
Also, there have been periods in my life where I could not afford prescription drugs.
And I volunteer at a local Area Office on Aging. Some clients are choosing between eating and buying their necessary prescription drugs. Thankfully we have almost always been able to find community resources for them.]
The Infographic made by you is really looking great and attractive. 3D printing is one of the beautiful and most interesting advancements in the design and marketing world today. And there are many types of 3D printers available in the market now, which can print in over hundred of different materials.
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