3D printed pharmaceutical products

Simon Gaisford,    University College London, London, United Kingdom


Inkjet and 3D printing technologies have the potential to revolutionize the design and manufacture of drug delivery systems and to deliver the paradigm of personalized medicines. This is partly because printing allows the manufacture of small numbers of unit dose devices, but also because printing allows fabrication of geometric or multilayered structures not achievable through traditional methods. It is also possible to print medicines with variable doses, tailored to the specific needs of the patient. In this chapter, pharmaceutical applications of both inkjet and 3D printing technologies are reviewed and potential areas of future ...

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