Tue Jun 14 15:04:39 CST 2022
The mass production of medicine may soon be a method of the past, a study published by the International Journal of Pharmaceutics suggests.
Advancements in technology have allowed researchers to develop a new method for producing medicine, which involves printing medical drugs in the form of a QR code onto an edible white material.
Researchers have been developing innovative pharma breakthroughs for the past few decades, as the knowledge of medicine and its effect on the body continues to grow. Yet, mass production of medicine limits this by administering most patients identical products and doses.
By utilizing new technology that prints each drug individually, the medication will be customized to meet the needs of each patient, rather than mass produced, according to the study.
“This technology is promising, because the medical drug can be dosed exactly the way you want it to. This gives an opportunity to tailor the medication according to the patient getting it,” said study author Natalja Genina, PhD.