DELIVERING BETTER PHARMACEUTICALS THROUGH INNOVATIVE PLATFORMS
At Aprecia, we strive every day to imagine, inspire, and transform the new age of digital medicine.
Aprecia is a unique drug delivery technology platform company that’s committed to transforming the patient and caregiver experience by reducing pill burden or simply making medicines easier to take. We imagine a world where medications are no longer challenging for patients to take or for caregivers to give. And we inspire each other every day to seek innovative solutions that address administration and adherence needs.
Built upon our proprietary three-dimensional printing (3DP) technology platform, we focus on opportunities where there is a need for medicines that are easy to take. Aprecia is the first and only company in the world utilizing this cutting-edge 3DP technology platform to develop and manufacture pharmaceutical products on a commercial scale. We believe our platform will generate multiple product-enhancing drug delivery technologies that can be used across all therapeutic categories. Our first innovation that leverages 3DP is ZipDose® Technology and is uniquely able to accommodate a high dosage load (over 1000 mg of active pharmaceutical ingredient) in a rapidly orodispersible tablet with a wide range of taste masking capabilities. With these capabilities, ZipDose Technology is redefining the fast-melt market.
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The enhanced precision used in 3DP can drive efficiencies in early drug development by allowing more flexibility with dosage size and strengths, leading to a more responsible use of precious and costly resources.
To address the limitations of oral solid dose forms while also keeping pace with advances in patient treatment, pharmaceutical manufacturers must be willing to consider alternative approaches to developing and manufacturing OSD drugs.
3D printing allows drug companies to not only boost efficacy and adherence but also contribute to their brand longevity by expanding and capturing market share with other dosage form options.
Demonstration of medicine-free ZipDose® formulation in water.
Adults and children alike often struggle with compliance and acceptance of medication regimens due to the sizes and shape of prescribed tablets. One pharmaceutical manufacturer sought to create a convenient, easy-to-swallow dosage form by taking an alternative approach: three-dimensional printing (3DP). This white paper outlines their approach to creating an FDA validated manufacturing process for rapidly disintegrating dosage forms.