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Thursday, August 13, 2015

FDA Approved, 3D Printed Pill, First of Its Kind

First 3D Printed Pill Approved for Prescription Drug Use in the US

Loulla-Mae Eleftheriou-Smith | August 4, 2015

The first 3D printed pill has been approved by US authorities to produce a new drug to treat epileptic seizures.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the Spritram drug, produced by Aprecia Pharmaceuticals, making it the first prescription drug to be manufactured by 3D printing.

First 3D-printed drug approved by FDA is intended to treat seizures for patients suffering from epilepsy. Source: 
The pill is printed with Aprecia’s “ZipDose” technology, which makes the pill porous and able to quickly disintegrate in a "sip" of liquid.

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