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2 November 2020 by Jenny Morawska
Bioprinting pharmaceuticals achieves what traditional drug manufacturing cannot - the low-cost production of customized pill medications for patients who need special dosing, quantities or composition of drugs. Pills can be 3D printed in unique sizes, shapes and with slow-release capabilities. 3D printing also allows for the inexpensive creation of the “polypill,” i a single pill containing multiple drugs that a patient is prescribed,
As companies race to develop a vaccine and treatments against Covid19, 3D printing could help solve the issue of how to get drugs to patients that need them - generating production at the local level.