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Peter Seeberger , a German professor of chemistry (Max Planck-Potsdam), has worked out what looks like a good set of conditions for a key synthetic step (dihydroartemisinic acid to artemisinin), and would like to see these used on large scale to
German scientists have developed a new way to make a key malaria drug that they say could easily quadruple production and drop the price significantly, increasing the availability of treatment for a disease that kills hundreds of thousands every year.
German researchers announced Tuesday they had discovered a process to make the most effective anti- malaria drug cheaper and easier to produce in large life-saving quantities. The breakthrough offers hope to the more than 200 million malaria