Cheaper malaria drug on the horizon, say German researchers; 200 million malaria sufferers worldwide  – NY Daily News

Chemists at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in the eastern city of Potsdam and Berlin’s Free University have developed a way to synthesise the artemisinin molecule using oxygen and light.

“The production of the drug is therefore no longer dependent on obtaining the active ingredient from plants,” one of the two researchers, Peter Seeberger, said in the statement.

via Cheaper malaria drug on the horizon, say German researchers; 200 million malaria sufferers worldwide  – NY Daily News.

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