Emergence of 3D printed dosage forms: A focus on FDM 3D printing – Presented by Mohamed Albed Alhnan, University of Central Lancashire, School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences at The 3D Medicine & Pharmaceutical Printing Conference which will take place on Feb 01, 2017 at MECC Maastricht in The Netherlands.
Since its initial use, 3D printing technology has evolved to such an extent that it is currently being used in a wide range of applications including in tissue engineering, dentistry, construction, automotive and aerospace. However, in the pharmaceutical industry this technology is still in its infancy and its potential yet to be fully explored. The presentation provides a highlight review of previous attempts at using 3D printing technologies on the manufacturing dosage forms with a particular focus on oral tablets. An insight into the technical challenges facing 3D printing technologies with particular focus on FDM 3D printing.
About Mohamed Albed Alhnan
Senior Lecturer in Pharmaceutics, University of Central Lancashire. Dr Mohamed’s research activities focus the incorporation of the latest advances in material science and electronics in the pharmaceutical field. In this research, he is trying to bridge the gap between drug delivery and pharmaceutical technology on one hand and new materials such as graphene or new design and production methods such as 3D printing on the other hand.
About University of Central Lancashire, School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences
School of Pharmacy is part of College of Clinical and Biomedical Studies, Dr is leading a research group specialized in biopharmaceutics and patient-centered treatment.