Category Archives: drug delivery

WSU team 3D prints drug-delivering contact lenses

Just weeks after Newcastle University researchers made headlines for their world-first 3D printed corneas, it appears a team at Washington State University (WSU) has also been keeping its eye on 3D printing’s potential in making medical treatments for the visually impaired. After receiving an 18 month exploratory research grant, WSU researchers have created a kind of 3D printed […]

WSU team 3D prints drug-delivering contact lenses

Just weeks after Newcastle University researchers made headlines for their world-first 3D printed corneas, it appears a team at Washington State University (WSU) has also been keeping its eye on 3D printing’s potential in making medical treatments for the visually impaired. After receiving an 18 month exploratory research grant, WSU researchers have created a kind of 3D printed […]

ETH Zürich leads first in-human study of custom 3D printed oral drug delivery device

Dr. Jean-Christophe Leroux, Professor in Drug Formulation and Delivery at ETH Zürich, has led the first in-human study of 3D printed drug-eluting mouthguards. Conducted in collaboration with researchers at the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology in Singapore and the University of Montreal in Canada, the work, as stated in the opening abstract, “demonstrates the immense potential of 3D printing […]

ETH Zürich leads first in-human study of custom 3D printed oral drug delivery device

Dr. Jean-Christophe Leroux, Professor in Drug Formulation and Delivery at ETH Zürich, has led the first in-human study of 3D printed drug-eluting mouthguards. Conducted in collaboration with researchers at the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology in Singapore and the University of Montreal in Canada, the work, as stated in the opening abstract, “demonstrates the immense potential of 3D printing […]

3D printed soft robot walks through water and straight to the heart of Rutgers research

From the video showing a new 3D printable material, you would be forgiven for thinking that Rutgers University–New Brunswick researchers have created life. Grabbing, dropping, brushing and walking across the frame, this 3D printed gel demonstrates the lifelike possibilities of soft robotics, and speaks volumes about the future of medtech. Living like the octopus Rutgers’ 3D printed […]

3D printed soft robot walks through water and straight to the heart of Rutgers research

From the video showing a new 3D printable material, you would be forgiven for thinking that Rutgers University–New Brunswick researchers have created life. Grabbing, dropping, brushing and walking across the frame, this 3D printed gel demonstrates the lifelike possibilities of soft robotics, and speaks volumes about the future of medtech. Living like the octopus Rutgers’ 3D printed […]

Russian Academy of Sciences leads unprecedented high-resolution 3D printing research

Two-photon lithography is a method of 3D printing that can produce objects on a molecular scale. Valuable to the fields of medical research, i.e. devices for drug delivery, tissue regeneration, chemical & material synthesis, the technology warrants deeper development to help expand the possibilities of the technology and lower the cost. In a study led […]

3D printed microneedles present pain-free alternative to syringes

With an FFF 3D printer researchers at the University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas) now have a new low-cost method of making microneedle arrays – a small syringe-alternative patch for administering drugs. The method combines a commercially available desktop 3D printer with a chemical etching technique. It enables the creation of ultra-fine microscopic pins in a […]

Rutgers 4D printing makes shapeshifting, drug delivering, soft robots

4D printing is method of 3D printing that allows an object to transform. In many cases, 4D printing has been used as a kind of “origami effect” where a flat, 3D printed net is tuned to fold into a three-dimensional object, such as a tulip. If scaled-up, the method could even make way for self-making flat […]

3D printed micro-ships get a drug test from leading U.S. universities

In a development reminiscent of science-fiction, microscopic, 3D printed ships have proved capable of treating damaged brain tissue. The latest device to seemingly receive shrink-ray treatment is the Biocage – a porous cylinder resembling a rudimentary rocket, or a bullet. The Biocage has been made in a project led by researchers at George Washington University (GWU), with […]