Towards printed pediatric medicines in hospital pharmacies

Heidi öblom

by Heidi Öblom, PhD student, Åbo Akademi University

To date, the lack of age-appropriate medicines for many indications require dose manipulation of commercially available dosage forms, which frequently results in inaccurate doses and dose fluctuations. Various printing technologies have recently been explored in the pharmaceutical field due to the flexible and precise nature of the techniques. In this presentation, a conventional method to produce patient-tailored doses for pediatrics at a hospital pharmacy will be compared to 2D and 3D-printed personalized dosage forms. The presentation will, furthermore, discuss the advantages and limitations of each manufacturing method.


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