Printed Drug-Delivery Systems for Improved Patient Treatment

Niklas Sandler, Maren Preis

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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.

Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)1070–1080
JournalTrends in Pharmacological Sciences
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2016
MoE publication typeA2 Review article in a scientific journal


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

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