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  • Innovation & Challenges of 3D Printing in Pharmaceutics
  • Department of Pharmaceutics, Parul Institute of Pharmacy, Parul University, Vadodara, Gujarat, India


In the past two decades, 3D printing, which is one of the most rapidly evolving fabrication technologies, has unleashed a flood of innovation. The use of the technology for 3D printing has provided numerous advantages to the pharmaceutical business, especially on a micro-scale. Micro-scale printing of devices and materials has the potential to provide sophisticated techniques for controlled & sustained release, simple delivery, and accurate targeting, which is synthetic analogs for drug development, and future uses in personalized medicine. 3D printing, one of the most powerful and inventive tools accessible today, is employed in the engineering of tissues, diseases modelling, and the precise manufacturing of personalised dosage forms. The application of 3D printing facilitates the development as well as manufacturing of digital medicinal goods. In recent years, there has been substantial progress in the fields of the initial stages preclinical printing using 3D printers and large-scale pharmaceutical manufacturing. Since there are still challenges regarding the issues of scaling up and regulatory authorization, we believe that these kinds of innovations provide intriguing prospects for modern healthcare.


Micro-implant, oral doses, high-precision targeting, geometry, resolution, personalized medicine, fused deposition modelling


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Krutika Agrawal
Corresponding author

Department of Pharmaceutics, Parul Institute of Pharmacy, Parul University, Vadodara, Gujarat, India.

Helly Jethva

Department of Pharmaceutics, Parul Institute of Pharmacy, Parul University, Vadodara, Gujarat, India.

K. Agrawal*, H. Jethva, Revolutionary Innovation & Challenges of 3D Printing in Pharmaceutics, Int. J. in Pharm. Sci., 2023, Vol 1, Issue 12, 696-718. 10.5281/zenodo.10405563

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