This post was contributed by Tim Herman, director of the MSOE center for BioMolecular Modeling and the CEO of 3-D Molecular Designs.
Have you ever held your favorite protein in the palm of our hand? Well, actually – have you ever held a model of your favorite protein in your hand? At 3D Molecular Designs, we create physical models of proteins using 3D printing technology. The tagline for our company is “…where molecules become real”. We sometimes forget that the models we create are around 30 million times larger than the real thing. Nevertheless, the models are compelling, and I encourage you to hold one.