Printed Drug-Delivery Systems for Improved Patient Treatment

A2 Review article, Literature review, Systematic review

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Publication Details

List of Authors: Niklas Sandler, Maren Preis
Publisher: Elsevier Ltd.
Publication year: 2016
Journal: Trends in Pharmacological Sciences
Volume number: 37
Issue number: 12
Start page: 1070
End page: 1080
eISSN: 1873-3735


The use of various types of printing technologies offer potential solutions for personalized medicine and tailored dosage forms to meet the needs of individual treatments of the future. Many types of scenario for printed dosage form exist and the concepts include, on the simplest level, accurately deposited doses of drug substances. In addition, computer design allows endless opportunities to create suitable geometries with tailored functionality and different levels of complexity to control the release properties of one or multiple drug substances. It will take some time to convert these technological developments in printing to better treatments for patients, because challenges exist. However, printing technologies are developing fast and have the potential to allow the use of versatile materials to manufacture sophisticated drug-delivery systems and biofunctional constructs for personalized treatments.


3D printing, drug-delivery systems, Inkjet printing, personalized drugs

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