FabRx announces launch of M3DIMAKER, first pharmaceutical 3D printer for manufacturing personalised medicines

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FabRx announces launch of M3DIMAKER

FabRx Ltd., the innovative pharmaceutical biotechnology spin-out from University College London (UCL) pioneering 3D printing of pharmaceuticals, has released the first pharmaceutical 3D printer M3DIMAKER for the manufacture of personalised medicines. FabRx is thrilled to announce that their cutting edge alternating nozzle 3D printing system, which has been tested in hospitals, pharmacies and research institutes around the world, has now been launched onto the market.

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Jet mixing: towards continuous production of core-shell particles for biomedical selective laser sintering

Marica Malenica

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

The aim of my project is to develop a platform for continuous production of core-shell particles and to exploit the platform to create polymeric core-shell particles which can be used in selective laser sintering of biomedical products.

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3D Printed Polymeric Implants For Drug Therapy

Athina Liaskoni

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.

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New biomaterials

Andrea Alice Konta

Andrea Alice Konta, Doctoral Researcher, University of Nottingham, will demo her project at 3D Medical Conference & Expo

The aim of the project is to produce new biomaterials in order to expand the library of materials available for two photon polymerisation – a 3D printing technique that allows printing complex structures at the micro and nanoscales – and then use them to manufacture a biomedical device capable of sustained drug release for wet – Age Related Macular Degeneration.

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Cryptopharmaceuticals & personalised drug delivery systems to dramatically change pharma manufacturing & distribution

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Digitalization in the medical field opens up new opportunities for personalized pharmaceuticals as well. 3D Printing techniques are creating great opportunities for personalised drug delivery systems. Drug dosage form production and manufacture will be dramatically changed once the problems of right materials and regulatory issues are solved. But what is the current status? Where are we now, what are the most challenging issues we are confronted with and what are the next steps?

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How are 3D printing & digital technology changing dentistry?

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3D printing & digital technology have been gaining grounds in the dental practice in the recent years. Additive technologies, such as DLP are widely used to build, starting from digital files, dental models in addition to orthodontic and prosthetic devices. 3D printed patient specific implants are used more and more in clinical cases. The start-up Lake3D wants to develop the first 3D Dental printer based on Multi Material 3D inkjet.

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Formulating for 3D printing of pharmaceuticals

ricky wildman

by Ricky Wildman, University of Nottingham

The industrial uptake of Additive Manufacturing and 3D printing processes is growing rapidly but is being hampered by the lack of breadth of materials usable in such systems. Identifying, and then optimisating formulations for 3D printing is time consuming, and generally involves many tedious steps each of which require lengthy analysis.

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3D printing of thermo-responsive hydrogels

silvia farè

by Silvia Faré, Associate Professor, Politecnico di Milano – Dept Chemistry, Materials and Chemical Engineering

Smart hydrogels reversibly change their properties when exposed to an external driven force as pH or temperature variation (1). Methylcellulose (MC) is a polysaccharide derived from cellulose and when dissolved in aqueous solvents it forms reverse thermo-responsive smart hydrogels that undergo a sol-gel transition when heated (2).

At the same time, another smart material is represented by gelatin that needs to be crosslinked for biomedical applications. Crosslinked gelatin bulk scaffolds, 3D printed structures and microspheres can be obtained by tuning its crosslinking kinetic, innovatively without the need of post-curing or external treatments to stabilize the crosslinked printed hydrogel structure (3).

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