PIER in collaboration with EIPG is delighted to organise a webinar on 3D printing on Wednesday 30th April 2019 at 4pm. Our speaker is pharmacist Dr Alice Melocci from Milan who was selected as one of the "Inspiring Fifty -Italy" , i.e. the 50 women of greatest inspiration in technology in Italy in 2018.

See flyer for further information 3D printing webinar_30th April 2019

 

Overview of Webinar
3D printing enables fabrication of solid objects, of almost whatever shape, starting from their digital model through the addition of successive layers of material (i.e. additive manufacturing). Currently, such a technique is widely employed in many industrial fields due to the advantages it would provide in terms of versatility (e.g. shape, dimensions, compositions of products) and reduction in time and costs associated with either production (i.e. small, personalized batches) or development (real time prototyping capability).
Within the nutraceutical and pharmaceutical areas, the interest in 3D printing is rising together with that in personalized medicine, envisaging treatments tailored to specific patient needs. Results relevant to the application of fused deposition modeling (FDM) 3D printing to these particular fields, including its prototyping ability with respect to other hot-processing techniques (injection molding), fabrication of capsular devices and 4D printing will be presented. Limitations to the use of 3D printing for pharmaceuticalproduction still need to be faced mainly in connection with starting materials, manufacturing, evaluation of quality and related regulatory aspects. Preliminary attempts to overcome these issues and employ FDM in the manufacturing of dietary supplements were performed by the startup Multiply Labs and will also be discussed in this presentation.
 
Learning Outcomes
By the end of this presentation, you will:
1. Understand the basic principles of 3D printing and related techniques, with special reference to those
employed in the manufacturing of drug products;
2. Know the applications of 3D printing in the pharmaceutical / nutraceutical field already described in the
literature;
3. Appreciate the opportunities and challenges of 3D printing by fused deposition modelling in the
manufacturing of dosage forms and delivery systems.
 
To Join the Webinar
Please register for the event by filling out the form at
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Further instructions will then be sent by e-mail.

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