3D Printing of Drug Doses

In this video, Abu T. Serajuddin Ph.D. Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences at St. John's University talks about how certain types of medication suit certain types of people, as human systems differ. In the case of personalized medication, medication can be individualized based on the genetic makeup as well as the heath condition of the person. Different doses or different medications can be prescribed.

At St. John’s, they are aiming to personalize drug doses using 3D printing. Currently, they are working on additive manufacturing by fused diffusion modeling. They use the Thermo Scientific melt extruder to make the filaments, and then use them to print in a printer. However, a lot more goes on before the filaments are made.

With 3D printing, the exact doses can be printed. The technology is rapidly expanding, that in the future the pharmacists will be able to print medicines in the pharmacy itself. The reason for the massive advancement in this field is the Thermo Scientific melt extruder.

Run Time – 03:20min

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