Like 3D printing on the molecular level, a molecular replicating machine will be capable of synthesizing thousands of different molecules from a smaller subset of base chemicals. This will make it much easier to produce pharmaceuticals and a wide range of other organic products for numerous different applications.

Not only does the technology significantly speed up production and enhance efficiency of producing existing products, but it will also streamline research into new products. A molecular replicator able to synthesize almost the full range of natural-occurring molecules would be a game changer, as it would be able to make once scarce materials in abundant quantities.