October 12, 2015

NOT JUST CURTAIN RINGS?:

We're all about to start taking 3D printed drugs (Robert J. Szczerba, 10/12/15, Next Web)

3D printing has been around in various forms since the 1980s, originally as a means of quickly producing affordable prototypes for the manufacturing industry. Recently, researchers have found some amazing healthcare and biological applications for 3D printing technology. From custom prosthetics to living tissue, 3D printing is a versatile means of providing cost effective and individualized care to patients.

This game-changing technology just took a giant leap forward in the pharmaceutical industry.  In early August, Aprecia phramaceuticals, announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved it's SPRITAM drug for the treatment of epilepsy. The company claims that SPRITAM is the first drug ever approved by the FDA that is manufactured using 3-D printing technologies.

Posted by at October 12, 2015 3:27 PM
  

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