First 3D-Printed Medication Officially Available in US Market.

3D Printing of Medicine

First 3D-Printed Medication Officially Available in US Market 11 Published by Sandra Helsel, March 24, 2016 10:25 pm (3DPrintingIndustry) The first 3D-printed medication is officially on the US market with Aprecia’s announcement that its anti-sizure Spritam is available to patients. Aprecia is able to 3D print batches of the formula in such a way as to yield an instantly dissoluble tablet. With just a small amount of water, Spirtam can be taken by patients that might otherwise have difficulty swallowing a pill,Spirtam is 3D printed using Aprecia’s ZipDose technology using powderbed inkjet process licensed from ZCorp, now a part of 3D Systems. CEO of Apercia, Don Wetherhold, said, “Spritam is designed to transform what it is like to take epilepsy medication, and is the first in a line of products we are developing to provide patients and their caregivers with additional treatment options.”

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