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Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM), the new asset for the production of tailored medicines


Over the last few years, conventional medicine has been increasingly moving towards precision medicine. Today, the production of oral pharmaceutical forms tailored to patients is not achievable by traditional industrial means. A promising solution to customize oral drug delivery has been found in the utilization of 3D Printing and in particular Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM). Thus, the aim of this systematic literature review is to provide a synthesis on the production of pharmaceutical solid oral forms using FDM technology. In total, 72 relevant articles have been identified via two well-known scientific databases (PubMed and ScienceDirect). Overall, three different FDM methods have been reported: "Impregnation-FDM", "Hot Melt Extrusion coupled with FDM" and "Print-fill", which yielded to the formulation of thermoplastic polymers used as main component, five families of other excipients playing different functional roles and 47 active ingredients. Solutions are underway to overcome the high printing temperatures, which was the initial brake on to use thermosensitive ingredients with this technology. Also, the moisture sensitivity shown by a large number of prints in preliminary storage studies is highlighted. FDM seems to be especially fitted for the treatment of rare diseases, and particular populations requiring tailored doses or release kinetics. For future use of FDM in clinical trials, an implication of health regulatory agencies would be necessary. Hence, further efforts would likely be oriented to the use of a quality approach such as "Quality by Design" which could facilitate its approval by the authorities, and also be an aid to the development of this technology for manufacturers.
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Sylvain Cailleaux, Noelia Sanchez-Ballester, Yanis Gueche, Bernard Bataille, Ian Soulairol. Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM), the new asset for the production of tailored medicines. Journal of Controlled Release, 2021, 330, pp.821-841. ⟨10.1016/j.jconrel.2020.10.056⟩. ⟨hal-03617438⟩
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