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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Design and characterization of a novel 3D printed pressure-controlled drug delivery system – Presented by Julius Krause, University of Greifswald

Julius Krause

Design and characterization of a novel 3D printed pressure-controlled drug delivery system – Presented by Julius Krause, University of Greifswald, at 3D Medical Conference 2019

The aim of the present work was to explore the feasibility of 3D printing via fused deposition modeling (FDM) in the manufacturing of a pressure-controlled drug delivery system.

Eudragit® RS, a brittle polymer with pH-independent solubility, was chosen to be a suitable excipient for the 3D printing of a pressure-sensitive, capsule-like dosage form.

A self-constructed piston extruder was used for hot melt extrusion (HME) of filaments made from Eudragit® RS that could be used for 3D printing. Continue reading “Design and characterization of a novel 3D printed pressure-controlled drug delivery system – Presented by Julius Krause, University of Greifswald”

“Printing technologies in fabrication of drug delivery systems” – Presented by Niklas Sandler, Åbo Akademi University

Different types of printing methods have attracted interest as emerging technologies for fabrication of drug delivery systems (DDS). Recent examples include the use of diverse types of inkjet (IJ) printers for depositing drug-loaded inks to produce accurately and precisely dosed units of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs The concepts include on the simplest level accurately deposited doses of drug substances and one-layer films. On the other hand, printing technologies allow the manufacture of advanced multi-layer membranes, various type of stacked systems, and integrated multi-compartment systems with bioactive components. This talk will present examples on the use of printing technologies that are of potential interest in printing technologies in personalization of drug products. Continue reading ““Printing technologies in fabrication of drug delivery systems” – Presented by Niklas Sandler, Åbo Akademi University”