Background: The last few decades have witnessed enormous advancements in the field of Pharmaceutical
drug, design and delivery. One of the recent developments is the advent of 3DP technology. It has earlier
been successfully employed in fields like aerospace, architecture, tissue engineering, biomedical research, medical
device and others, has recently forayed into the pharmaceutical industry.Commonly understood as an additive
manufacturing technology, 3DP aims at delivering customized drug products and is the most acceptable form
Methods: Data bases and search engines of regulatory agencies like USFDA and EMA have been searched thoroughly
for relevant guidelines and approved products. Other portals like PubMed and Google Scholar were also
ferreted for any relevant repository of publications are referred to wherever required.
Results: So far only one pharmaceutical product has been approved in this category by USFDA and stringent
regulatory agencies are working over the drafting of guidelines and technical issues. Major research of this
category belongs to the academic domain.
Conclusion: It is also implicit to such new technologies that there would be numerous challenges and doubts
before these are accepted as safe and efficacious. The situation demands concerted and cautious efforts to bring in
foolproof regulatory guidelines which would ultimately lead to the success of this revolutionary technology.