What is it about?

A novel application of 3D printing technology in the preparation of drug-device. Selections of materials, drugs, and preparation processes, and major properties of the 3D printed vaginal rings are shown in this study. Finally, the optimal progesterone-loaded vaginal rings are obtained.

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Why is it important?

The marketed vaginal rings have limited shapes, sizes, color, and doses if drugs are loaded. 3D printing provides a novel insight for the preparation of vaginal rings. More importantly, this study may be the first research to give a new thought of using 3D printing technology to prepare drug-devices.


Personalized medicine is the future. 3D printing drug-devices will be prevalent.

Dr. Yiguang Jin
Beijing Institute of Radiation Medicine

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This page is a summary of: 3D printing of vaginal rings with personalized shapes for controlled release of progesterone, International Journal of Pharmaceutics, March 2018, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpharm.2018.01.036.
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