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The First Ever FDA Approved 3D Printed Drug

Published 08/10/2015

The FDA has recently approved the first 3D printed drug to hit the market early 2016! The drug, Spritam, produced by Aprecia Pharmaceuticals, is prescribed to those who suffer from epilepsy. The medication has been on the market for years but it will be a new version, produced by 3D printing. A big benefit of the new version drug is that it will now be easier to swallow by having a porous formulation. A second benefit is that is allows a higher drug load, up to 1,000 mg in a single dose. The development was based on capabilities that originally unfolded at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, very close to us! The pill is created by 3D printing layers of the powdered drug, binding the layers together and then blowing away any excess powder.

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The Softer Side of 3D Printing

Published 06/29/2015

Few things can make the eyes of this mom of a teenage boy mist up more than any reference or memory of seeing and holding my son for the first time as an infant – but this recent feature about a young, blind mother “seeing” her son’s ultrasound image for the first time as a 3D printed sculpture absolutely did.

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A Tale Told from a 3D Printing Consultant’s Travels

Published 11/17/2014

Top 5 Most Interesting Things I’ve Seen as a 3D-Printing Consultant   Tweet // By: Gemma Downey As a young professional in her early twenties,...

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