Three-dimensional (3D) printing is an emerging manufacturing technology for biomedical and pharmaceutical
applications. Fused deposition modelling (FDM) is a low cost extrusion-based 3D printing technique
that can deposit materials layer-by-layer to create solid geometries. This review article aims to provide an overview
of FDM based 3D printing application in developing new drug delivery systems. The principle methodology,
suitable polymers and important parameters in FDM technology and its applications in fabrication of personalised
tablets and drug delivery devices are discussed in this review. FDM based 3D printing is a novel and versatile
manufacturing technique for creating customised drug delivery devices that contain accurate dose of medicine(
s) and provide controlled drug released profiles.
Keywords: 3D printing, FDM, Drug delivery, Polymers.
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