The Future Of Medicine Might Be 3D-Printed Pills
Researchers from the University of Columbia, University of North Carolina and Wake Forest University presented a 3D printing software that creates pills for patients. The software calculates the medicine's dosage based on the patient's medical and biological data.
Some of the greatest achievements in technology happens in the medical field. From fully customized braces, implants, casts and other medical supplies, technology created them to help people get well in many possible ways. Both humans and animals benefit from medical technology as it finds its way into laboratories and medical centers around the world.
Among the greatest advancements of technology in the field of medicine are 3D-printed pills. Humans and animals alike have received 3D-printed treatment. This makes perfect sense that finally, medical groups are starting to inspect its real potential.
At the Scientific Sessions Conference of the American Heart Association which took place in New Orleans, scholars have discussed on how this kind of technology could help in medical delivery. Researchers from well-known Universities like Columbia, North Carolina and Wake Forest presented a prototype software that creates customized pills for patients. The software uses algorithms which enables it to adjust medical dosages based on patient information like weight, race, liver and kidney functions.
Patient demographics can alter drug effectiveness which can even lead to damaging side effects. Pre-formulated medication cannot always be accountable for a patient to feel better. The software presented at the conference generates printed data based on patient information. The software also calculates appropriate dosages for a patient's medical pills.
In a trial run, the researchers created patient profiles that resulted in different dosages with a total of 80 pills printed. The pills ranged from 124 mg to 373 mg, which were dosages with high accuracy and little inconsistency.
The research proved that medicine could be customized using 3D printing. This can lead to the future of effective drug treatment with minimal side effects. Along with this, researchers also need to develop standard adjustments to different drugs and come up with cost-effective and harmless printing techniques to make all of this possible.
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