Printing of Medicines – What do Hospital Pharmacists expect from Hard- and Software Vendors

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Printing of individualized medicines is very interesting option for hospital pharmacists. Up to now those individualized medicines are often produced in the patient group of children. Dosages have to be adapted, alternative dosage forms have to be developed as many of those patients are not able to swallow tablets or capsules. Printing those medicines on orodispersable films with some kind of inkjet printer could be very helpful.

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Use of 3D printing for therapy production in a clinical setting

Alvaro Goyanes

presentation by Alvaro Goyanes, Co-founder and Director of Development, FabRX

3D printing (3DP) is an increasingly growing manufacturing technology that provides the ability to fabricate structures of precise geometries from a 3D model by deposition of many thin layers. 3DP is nowadays used as a production tool or for rapid prototyping in many areas.

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