What is it about?

Dive into the safety of 3D-printed medicines! Our study uncovers potential risks with non-biodegradable polymers and proposes eco-friendly alternatives for patient safety. Learn how natural materials can enhance the reliability of pharmaceutical 3D printing.

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Why is it important?

In the quest for safer medicines, Our research shines a light on the risks tied to 3D-printed drugs. By ditching harmful non-biodegradable materials and opting for natural options, we pave the way for pharmaceuticals that prioritize patient well-being and environmental sustainability. It's about forging a healthier and greener future for medicine.


Writing this article was a really interesting and amazing experience as me and my co-authors had really good mutual support and understanding. I think, spotlighting potential risks linked to non-biodegradable polymers in 3D-printed drugs and championing natural alternatives, we're steering towards a more responsible and sustainable future in healthcare. As an individual, I view this work not just as an identification of challenges but as a catalyst for dialogue on the transformative impact of embracing environmentally conscious practices in drug manufacturing. Lastly, I hope you find this article thought-provoking.

Ayush Kailas Somwanshi
Lovely Professional University

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This page is a summary of: Natural Alternatives to Non-biodegradable Polymers in 3D Printing of Pharmaceuticals, Current Pharmaceutical Design, August 2023, Bentham Science Publishers,
DOI: 10.2174/0113816128259971230921111755.
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