Microfactory

Product Design 

Based on the scientific achievements on the production open source insulin perpetuated by The Open Insulin Project, the project  Microfactory investigates the possibility for anyone to harvest pharmaceutical drugs at home starting from genetic modified organisms, specifically strains of a yeast called pichia pastoris. Through the use of addictive manufacturing and rapid protoyping technologies the aim of the project is to scale down the production of pharmaceutical drugs in order to subvert the current dynamics of healthcare. The project is composed by a set of prodcuts: a bioreactor to grow yeast, a centrifuge to separate liquids from solids, a filter to extract the solid parts and a pill making device. I also designed a graphic identity and a coordinated series of products such as deactivated yeast and growing medium pouches

Bioreactor

Centrifuge

Filter

Pill maker

Graphic identity