3D printing tablets for individual pediatric patients: development of furosemide and sildenafil tablets

A clear unmet medical need exists for pediatric-centered drug formulations. Currently, it is often still necessary to either manipulate a marketed drug before it can be administered to a child, or to prepare an extemporaneous preparation by the pharmacist. As a highly flexible production technique, 3D printing can provide in this unmet need.

In this presentation, the product development of two active pharmaceutical ingredients, namely furosemide and sildenafil, will be presented.

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Manipulations and age-appropriateness of oral medications in pediatric oncology and neurology patients in Sweden

Mattias Paulsson

Need for personalized dosage forms. Due to the lack of age-appropriate formulations for children, healthcare professionals and caregivers frequently manipulate dosage forms to facilitate oral administration and obtain the required dose. In this presentation, drug manipulation and age-appropriateness of oral medications for pediatric oncology and neurology patients are summarised with the aim of identifying the therapeutic needs for personalized dosage forms.

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