First 3D Printed Drug Approved

The first 3D-printed drug has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  Aprecia Pharmaceuticals has made a drug called Spritam (levetiracetam) that is used to treat epilepsy.  By 3D printing the tablet can be made of layers of the powdered drug for rapid dissolution in what they call the ZipDose® platform.  Cool to see another serious medical use of 3D printing!

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