Christian Franken, Professor / CEO, DIHESYS Digital Health Systems GmbH, on 'Options to implement digital printing of medicines in clinical practice', Read more
torsten-hoppe-tichyTorsten Hoppe-Tichy, Chief Pharmacist, Heidelberg University Hospital, Pharmacy Department, on 'Printing of Medicines – What do Hospital Pharmacists expect from Hard- and Software Vendors', Read more
jan saevelsJan Saevels, Scientific Director, APB-Belgian Pharmaceutical Association-Association Pharmaceutique Belge-Algemene Farmaceutische Bond, on 'Bringing 3D printing to community pharmacy', Read more
Silke Henry, PhD Student, Ghent University
Speaker to be announced, TNO
Mattias PaulssonMattias Paulsson, Deputy chief pharmacist, Uppsala University Hospital
korinde van den heuvelKorinde van den Heuvel, Senior Product Developer Excipients, DFE Pharma
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As a new technology for the pharmaceutical industry, we foresee that 3D Printing will follow its growth path according to the following logical steps. Starting in the research laboratories (universities) with first applications in university hospitals. With that knowledge gained the next step will be the top clinical hospitals. By that time the experience both in production and compounding will reach such a level that the general hospitals and community pharmacies can start using it on a larger scale. Dependent on their level of innovation, compounding companies will join the 3D Pharma Printing bandwagon somewhere during this process.

This whole process will take some time, as legislation and certification will play an important role, next to the further development of the applied technologies.
It is important to realise that this technology offers new applications which impact the prescribing role of physicians. This technology goes beyond the ‘regular’ prescription protocols, so it is of paramount importance that physicians and general practitioners need to learn about the applications of 3D Pharma printing as well, next to the pharmacists off course.

Topics of the conference

  • Faster pre-clinical evaluation of new drugs
  • New formulations for improved drug delivery
  • Patient-centric design / personalised medicine
  • Local manufacture / Simplified logistics
  • Reduced wastage
  • Regulation / Certification
  • Safety / Quality control

This conference program (1st edition in 2017), which is part of the 3D Medical Printing Series, will bring together the international Pharmaceutical community to showcase the work of researchers and industry in the 3D Pharmaceutical Printing field and its applications, with a view to fostering closer ties and collaborations. The overall goal of this conference is to address both the technologies and the applications — from early technology development to downstream applications.

Find out here who spoke at earlier editions of this conference.