April 2016

Cronin makes case for 3D printing drug in New York today

2016-04-27T17:40:28+00:00 April 28th, 2016|English, News|

Professor Lee Cronin will lead a conference in New York today that aims to show the pharmaceutical industry that 3D printing is the future it needs to embrace right now. Cronin has an expansive vision of producing drugs outside the traditional laboratory environment, which could save the drug production companies massive amounts of money in [...]

August 2015

FDA approves the first 3D printed drug

2016-10-19T10:06:50+00:00 August 6th, 2015|English, News|

3D printed pharmaceuticals could lead to extreme personalization of medications by 3D printing exact doses for patients, depending on daily biochemistry and doctors’ recommendations.  And, in the extreme, it might even be possible for clinics, pharmacists, and others to 3D printing these drugs on-location, combining chemical compounds to yield medicines on demand.  Both of these [...]

July 2015

Aprecia is making easier to swallow medicines with 3D printing

2016-10-19T10:06:52+00:00 July 28th, 2015|English, News|

If Mary Poppins were administering doses of medicine today, her song might just be changed to something like: “A 3D printed tablet makes the medicine go down…in the most delightful way!” Granted, it’s not as catchy as the ‘spoon full of sugar’ version, but it has more practical application. Researchers and pharmaceutical companies are pushing [...]

June 2015

Bioactive 3D printing for effective 3D printed drug therapy

2016-10-24T00:15:52+00:00 June 26th, 2015|English, News|

At my fourth grade picnic, I ran up the steps of a gazebo and fell on my knee onto the brick steps. The cut was so deep it severed nerves, so I didn’t feel it; I didn’t even know I’d been hurt until one of the chaperones grabbed my arm. My mom and I got [...]

May 2015

Changing Drug Release Rates thanks to 3D printing

2016-10-19T10:07:22+00:00 May 16th, 2015|News|

Breakthrough technologies, particularly methods of 3D printing, are disrupting the healthcare industry in a countless number of ways. From medical implants and surgical models to prosthetic limbs, patients’ lives are being saved and made more fulfilling each and every day. One area which 3D printing promises to disrupt, although possibly overshadowed by some of the [...]