Photo: Stephen Cass The Alpha Version: This automated vessel for pharmaceutical reactions was made from a mason jar. A later prototype adds an Arduino-controlled syringe to introduce reagents and catalysts to in-progress reactions at timed intervals.

Amid Surge In Drug Prices, Pharma-Hackers Turn To DIY Solutions

Pharmaceuticals are all too often controlled and hoarded by mega corporations who charge exorbitant fees to obtain them.