FDA approved 3D printing technology to be used for a new drug


And about the drugs usage, the 3D-printed pill dissolves in the same manner as other oral medicines. But the real goal to 3D printing pills is not to do the same as the classic drugs manufacturers. It will give possibility to produce pills appropriate for the use of a individual given patient, responding better to his needs if the generic, standard pills will be replaced. “For the last 50 years we have manufactured tablets in factories and shipped them to hospitals and for the first time this process means we can produce tablets much closer to the patient,” said Dr Mohamed Albed Alhnan, a lecturer in pharmaceutics at the University of Central Lancashire. However, the price of the use the 3D technology this manner is estimated to be considerable high and probably for the instant will have to be used in medical research.


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