Autodesk churns out a new virus to aid bioengineering, nano design

05/6/2014 | Re/code

A new virus has been manufactured in a little over two weeks for about $1,000. Autodesk, the maker of software used in the architecture, engineering and construction industry, undertook the micro-construction project. The new model is "a 3D printed virus," said Autodesk researcher Andrew Hessel. "There's never been a comprehensive set of tools in this space. So we're looking at whether we can build accessible software based on what we've learned in order to facilitate laboratory work, bioengineering and nano design."

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