In 2015, Aprecia Pharmaceuticals produced the first tablet manufactured through 3D printing to be approved by the FDA. Now, with applications in controlled release, short-run medicines, and even the potential for on-site printing at pharmacies, 3D printing technology has the ability to transform the pharmaceutical industry.
The enhanced precision used in 3D printing can drive efficiencies in early drug development by allowing more flexibility with dosage size and strengths, leading to a more effective use of 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.
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Natoli Engineering Company recently completed a successful Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) with a top-tier cosmetics company.
When scaling a new drug formulation from the development side of R&D into manufacturing, there is often a reality check with respect to process scale- up and performance of the formulation at production levels. By Chuck Kettler, Director, Natoli Scientific of Natoli Engineering Company, Inc.