Various 3D printing (3DP) technologies have been reported in the literature for manufacturing of pharmaceuticals including selective laser sintering (SLS). The technology offers many advantages over other methods of 3DP for pharmaceuticals’ printing. The printing is solvent free with relatively high speed compared to other methods, no requirement of filament form of raw material, polymerizable monomer/polymer liquid binder, and post processing. Solvent free nature makes it ideal to fabricate water and organic solvent sensitive drug molecules. Furthermore, printlets are immediately available after printing for dispensing and consumption since there is no post processing steps such as drying or curing except harvesting printlets from the loose powder. Printlets containing multiple drugs with different release and mechanical characteristics, immediate release, and extended can also be fabricated by manipulating process and material attributes. The printer can be installed in pharmacy or hospital for filling compounded prescription where resource is restricted.
Upon completion, participant will be learn about selective laser sintering 3D printing
Upon completion, participant will learn about pro and cons of selective laser sintering 3D printing
Upon completion, participant will learn about potential applications of selective laser sintering 3D printing.
Upon completion, participant will learn about technical challanges of selective laser sintering.
Upon completion, participant will learn about effect of critical material attributes and critical process parameters on critical quality attributes.