Application of 3D Printing Technology in Dosage Form Design and Drug Delivery – Presented by Xiaoling Li, Triastek

Application of 3D Printing Technology in Dosage Form Design and Drug Delivery – Presented by Xiaoling Li, Triastek, at the 3D Medical Printing Conference, which will take place on 30-31 January 2018 at MECC Maastricht, The Netherlands. Read the interview

Drug delivery systems with sophisticated architectures can be created with 3D printing technology. Triastek, Inc. designed and built the fused deposition modeling (FDM) 3D printers with multiple printer heads to create the complex pharmaceutical dosage forms. The unique architecture of tablet dosage form is created with one or more compartments. These compartments serve different functions, such as, reservoir and density modulation. The 3D printed tablets can modulate the release of active ingredients at a predetermined time, mode, and rate to achieve desired therapeutic outcomes. Mixing and/or matching the release characteristics provide a unique solution to various unmet clinical needs and therapeutic regimens.

About Xiaoling Li
Xiaoling Li is a Professor of Pharmaceutics and Associate Dean of Graduate Education and Research in Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at the University of the Pacific. He obtained his Pharmaceutics from the University of Utah in 1991 and had his post doctoral training at Ciba-Geigy Corp (now Novartis). Dr. Li is a Fellow of American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists and a fellow of American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering. His research interest areas include oral mucosal drug delivery, novel polymers for pharmaceutical and medical application, controlled and targeting drug delivery, antibody mimics, and application of physicochemical concepts to novel dosage form design. He has published more than 90 papers/book chapters, over 160 abstracts/presentations and two books. He received CRS Outstanding Paper Award for the Journal of Controlled Release in 1992. Dr. Li is the recipient of American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists Outstanding Educator Award in 2015. He co-founded two companies, Formurex, Inc., a formulation development company in 2006 and Triastek, a 3D printing pharmaceutical company in 2015.

About Triastek
Triastek, Inc is a drug delivery company focusing on formulation by design approach to create 3D printed drug delivery systems for unmet medical needs.

3D Medical Printing ConferenceAbout 3D Medical Conference
On January 30-31, 2018, MECC Maastricht, The Netherlands, will host a two-day event focused on 3D Medical Printing. Each day has different topics.

Day 1, Jan 30:

Day 2, Jan 31:

The audience, a mix of academics, medical professionals, business, technology, regulation and creatives, will get an excellent overview and insight in the medical tech developments from different perspectives.

Combination tickets are available and can be purchased on any of the conference websites

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