Research progress in 3D-printed medicinal tablets

Announcing a new review article publication for Acta Materia Medica journal.  Three-dimensional printing (3DP) is a rapid-prototyping technology that uses a digital model file to construct an object through layer printing. This novel technology is widely used in aerospace, medicine, architecture and industrial applications. However, the pharmaceutical applications of 3DP technology remain in early stages, and the pharmaceutical industry is expected to experience a revolution in 3DP. In this article the authors review recent research progress in 3D-printed medicinal tablets to provide a reference for future studies and applications of 3DP technology in pharmaceutics.

Article Reference: Naijun Dong, Hongqian Lv and Cheng Liu et al. Research progress in 3D-printed medicinal tablets. Acta Materia Medica. Vol. 1(2):154-163. DOI: 10.15212/AMM-2021-0010

Keywords: 3D-printed tablets, 3D printing, pharmacy, fused deposition modeling, hot melt extrusion

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