3D printed medication

3D printed medication.

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According to Dr. Sheng Qi, a reader in Pharmaceutics at UEA´s school of pharmacy, ¨Personalized medicine uses new manufacturing technology to produce pills that have the accurate dose and drug combinations tailored to individual patients. This would allow the patients to get maximal drug benefit with minimal side effects.

He also mentioned Such treatment approaches can particularly benefit elderly patients who often have to take many different types of medicines per day, and patients with complicated conditions such as cancer, mental illness and inflammatory bowel disease.¨

3D printed personalized pills with MIT in Silicon Valley

Personalized medications possible with 3D printing.

3D printed medication

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According to Alder Hey Children’s Hospital & Charity, “A new joint research trial by Alder Hey and the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is using 3D printed placebo tablets to test ‘swallowability’ and acceptance in children between four and twelve years of age”.