Doctors believe that in the near future, vaccine-making devices will appear in homes and pharmacies
Medical organizations in many countries are developing a wide variety of vaccines, from flu to Ebola. Government and private research institutes are preparing vaccines not only against existing dangers, but also against those that may arise - such work is needed to ensure the safety of citizens in the future.
The current ability of physicians to create vaccines is very limited. So, there are vaccine kits only for a specific list of diseases. In addition, vaccines are quite strongly influenced by external factors. Many of them should be stored in special conditions with constant temperature and lack of sunlight. If a new threat appears, a solution for it, sometimes, has to be searched for many months (as was the case with the Ebola causative agent).
Mankind is threatened by many dangerous factors, including “bioterrorists”. The latter, using the achievements of science and technology, can learn to form pathogens according to a given list of hazardous properties. A few manipulations with the genotype (if it’s not about viruses) and an extremely dangerous organism that can infect 99% of the human race are ready. All this has been repeatedly shown by the authors of science fiction books and screenwriters of films.
The model of effective resistance to dangerous organisms is our own immune system. It does not always work very quickly, but it is able to adapt to various threats. And technology can enhance the sensitivity and selectivity of human immunity. Biotechnologies are now quite developed, so there is every chance that in the near future a person will create a technology that can cope with the most dangerous threats.
First of all, it is about making vaccines as affordable as possible , and their development is relatively simple. According to experts, a system will be effective when vaccine development technologies are available to everyone, including individual pharmacies or even our own homes.
Similar reasoning is not based on an empty place. So, back in 2017 there wasintroduced a miniature DNA printer that can be used for a variety of purposes, including the development of vaccines. Yes, this is not a matter of today, but still, developments in this direction are underway. According to market players, bioprinters that can be used to formulate a vaccine against different biological threats are just around the corner.
So, now the development of vaccines is similar to carpet bombing, which affects a large number of potential threats with the hope that it will be the one that is most dangerous. DNA printers and gene technologies in particular make it possible to use the cells of an infected organism in order to identify a threat and immediately create a vaccine that is effective against a specific biological factor.
One of the practical applications of such a printer is to create an “antidote” to the influenza virus, its various strains, which every year affect the inhabitants of almost the entire planet. As soon as several patients have appeared, the pathogen is analyzed in a pharmacy with special equipment and a vaccine is formed against a specific strain of the virus.
Everything goes to the fact that in the near future there will be "systems-on-a-chip", which can be the basis of integrated mini-laboratories that produce vaccines upon request. How all this will comply with the laws of different countries, who will develop laws and regulate the entire sphere is the second question. But if the system proves to be truly effective, then there will most likely be no problems.