Sarah Trenfield and Abdul Basit look at the potential applications of 3D-printing technology to create personalised drug therapies in fields such as multiple drug therapy and paediatric/geriatric care and introduce FabRx’s 3D-printing system, which can produce formulations to suit a variety of situations.
It is difficult to successfully scale-up a product to industrial production and launch, but it is much harder if design fundamentals are not adhered to. Beth Blackburn details the need for setting down requirements early in device development in order to avoid inadvertently undermining a product’s successful commercialisation.
Today’s drug delivery industry is seeing shifting thought in a number of areas, one of which is the move towards design for manufacture. Simon Strothers and Dave Seaward both of 3P innovation, discuss a “better way” for developing drug delivery devices, highlighting design for manufacture, critical quality concerns and mandraulic prototyping.