3D-Printed Pills Contain A Whole Day’s Medication

3D-Printed Pills Contain A Whole Day’s Medication

National University of Singapore develops ingestible mold to store different medicines

Adriana Krasniansky
  • 3 june 2016

In order to help individuals—particularly the elderly—manage multiple medications a day, the National University of Singapore has developed a 3D printed pill that contains all necessary daily medicines. Computer software creates a unique, ingestible pill shell for each patient, complete with grooves that hold individual compounds; once swallowed, the pill releases the correct dosages at different times as dictated by the shape and length of groove.

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