More Progress for 3D Printed Medical Products

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Here we go again: Yet another medical milestone has been reached in the realm of 3D printed medical technology. This time it’s a pill that is also a machine, capable of adjusting dosage from inside your body – no wires or forceps necessary:

The pill works by using polymers to separate internal components. These polymers then determine when, and how much of, a drug is released into the body.

“For instance, a five-prong shape will allow the drug to be released in five pulses over time,” said Soh adds. “By adjusting the shape of the drug-containing polymer, it is thus possible to release drugs at any desired rate.”

Once again we see mechanical applications that underscore the basic value proposition of medical 3D printing, namely its speed, precision, and valuable inert materials.

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