Binder jetting 3D printing in fabricating pharmaceutical solid products for precision medicine

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Current treatment strategies are moving towards patient-centricity, which emphasizes the need for new solutions allowing for medication tailored to a patient. This can be realized by precision medicine where patient diversity is considered during treatment. However, the broader use of precision medicine is restricted by the current technological solutions and rigid manufacturing of pharmaceutical products by mass production principles. Additive manufacturing of pharmaceutical products can provide a feasible solution to this challenge. In this review, a particular subtype of additive manufacturing, that is, binder jetting 3D printing, is introduced as a solution for fabricating pharmaceutical solid products that can be considered as precision medicine. Technical aspects, practical applications, unique advantages and challenges related to this technique are discussed, indicating that binder jetting 3D printing possesses the potential for fabricating already new product prototypes, where diversity in patient treatment in terms of the needs for specific drug type, dose and drug release can be accounted. To further advance this type of mass customization of pharmaceuticals, multidisciplinary research initiatives are needed not only to cover the engineering aspects but also to bridge these innovations with patient-centric perspectives.

Original languageEnglish
JournalBasic & clinical pharmacology & toxicology
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)325-332
Publication statusPublished - 2024

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Publisher Copyright:
© 2023 Nordic Association for the Publication of BCPT (former Nordic Pharmacological Society). Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

    Research areas

  • binder jetting 3D printing, innovative technology, pharmaceutical manufacturing, precision medicine, solid products

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