Archives for the category: 3D printed chemicals/drugs

August 18, 2014

J Group Robotics Plans to 3D Print Ingestible Medical Pills

pills1-520x245.jpg One of these projects that J Group Robotics are currently working on, is that of creating a specialized filament and process for the printing of medical pill capsules. [via 3DPrint.com]

quotemarksright.jpgLast year, Reason.com wrote an article on the future of 3D printed drugs. The article discussed taking different chemical compounds, and through the use of 3D printers, in the future, printing specific drugs on demand. J Group Robotics, has seen this idea, and now plans on taking it one step further.

“We propose the use of 3D printers to produce capsule covers which shall carry “chemical ink” (or chemical catalysts), after printed,” said Jariwala. “In the future, companies could develop the chemical formula for a particular drugs and could outsource the 3D printing of the drug to local medical stores.quotesmarksleft.jpg

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June 25, 2013

3D Printing Could Create Better Pills say UK Researchers

3D printing could be used to optimize tablet designs and make drug delivery more effective according to UK additive manufacturing researchers.

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July 25, 2012

Researchers developing “chemputer” that prints drugs

ibuprofen.jpeg If one chemistry professor from Glasgow University has his way, you won’t even have to leave the house to go to the pharmacy — you’ll be able to “print” your drugs at home. Geek .com reports.

quotemarksright.jpgThe system under development by Professor Lee Cronin is not a 3D printer as we understand it; the scale of organic chemistry is far too small for that. What is being described is a series of custom printed reaction chambers that could be used to synthesize pharmaceutical compounds. Along with the precisely-sized chambers, and a downloadable drug “app,” Cronin believes at-home drug production is possible.

The printers would require the input of a series of basic reactants, which the team is referring to as “chemical inks.” These would be simple organic molecules that can be modified to build useful compounds. Using the programming as a guide, the system could use the reaction chamber to synthesize the necessary drug from inks without the user’s intervention.quotesmarksleft.jpg

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