In a first of its kind, the 3D printing technology with give you just the enough liquid dosages in your mouth, rather than a one-pill fit for all philosophy
The first 3D printing technology drug, made by privately held Aprecia Pharmaceuticals Co, has been recently approved by the US regulator to have customized pills for patients. The drug in consideration is used for oral use as a prescription adjunctive therapy in the treatment of epilepsy.
The same 3D printers have been earlier used by dentists to create replicas of jaws and teeth as well as some finished dental implants. Even the orthopedic surgeons have tested them to make customized hip replacements. Besides, the British scientists have also used 3D printing to create personalized replica models of cancerous parts of the body to allow doctors to target tumors more precisely.
3D printing could help companies make products “to the specifications of an individual patient rather than (take a) one-size-fits-all kind of approach,” Wedbush Securities analyst Tao Levy said (as reported by PTI).
3D printers help make products by layering material until a three-dimensional object is created.