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September 29, 2016 AT 3:30 pm

DIY EpiPencil by @4ThievesVinegar Costs $30 To Make! #3DPrinting

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MIT Technology Review posted a great article on how a team of makers, the Four Thieves Vinegar, created a 30 dollar EpiPencil.

It Costs $30 to Make a DIY EpiPen, and Here’s the Proof

The recent furor over the drug company Mylan jacking up the price of lifesaving EpiPens has brought out the biohackers. A team of DIY enthusiasts calling themselves Four Thieves Vinegar have published plans that will allow anyone to build a device to self-inject epinephrine on the cheap.

EpiPens are meant as a last-ditch measure to ward off anaphylaxis—a potentially fatal allergic reaction that can result from exposure to anything from peanuts to insect stings. The drug itself is over 100 years old, but the device makes it easy for anyone to inject, which is an attractive proposition when flirting with death.

Original Source: Introducing The EpiPencil


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1 Comment

  1. This is awesome! I don’t need this but I can relate having something taken off the market that you rely on. Can we do this with primatene mist?!

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