3D Printed Polymeric Implants For Drug Therapy

Athina Liaskoni, PhD student, University of Nottingham will demo her project at 3D Medical Conference & Expo

Conventional drug delivery systems, tablets, capsules, and solutions, can be limited for the treatment of some diseases. Their necessary frequent administration can be unpleasant to patients and their compliance can be reduced. Sustained release implants can offer a solution and 3D printing a novel method of manufacture of such devices.

In my project, I am exploring the use of the polymer polycaprolactone for the manufacturing of implants, with an extrusion-based 3D printer. This 3D printing method is quite similar to conventional hot-melt extrusion pharmaceutical processing technologies and precise dosing and complex drug release profiles can potentially be achieved.

Take a look at all the (PhD)students who are demonstrating their projects during the conference / expo, click here.

More information about the Student Demo Corner: https://3dmedicalconference.com/student-demo-corner/

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