Most know us at Autodesk as the folks that develop AutoCAD, Revit, 3ds Max, Maya, Autodesk Inventor, and over 115 or so other products, but we are into the non CAD fields as well. We pride ourselves as being highly diversified, and in conversations I often get the reaction "what the "#%@!, really?"
We at Autodesk are not only into the Maker movements, 3D printing open source platforms, helping scientist capture coral in 3D for research, capture historical monuments like the USS Arizona in 3D, but also into things like 3D printing virus to attack cancer in research by our Autodesk Distinguished Researcher Andrew Hessel.
Yes, Autodesk is supporting research in-house to cure cancer. Cancer sucks big time and everyone wants to cure it, but who would think a stereotyped CAD software company based in Marin County California is actively researching solutions to kicking cancers evil microscopic ass.
3D Printed Virus To Attack Cancer Cells by Forbes
"A genetic engineer at Autodesk says he can 3D print a virus that one day might be able to attack cancer cells."
Autodesk deep in it's roots back about 33 years ago we were a group of talented hardware and software hackers. To me it all makes sense we would not only hack software, hardware, but why not hack cells and other hard challenges.
Let's all applaud Andrew Hessel's research and those like him that WILL remove the C word from our vocabulary as I don't want to get any more calls or emails that I lost another someone close to me to cancer.
I lost an amazing good friend and colleague last year to cancer #PeachStrong, and many more loved ones and customers along the way like Celeste, Scooter, and my grandfather.