There are many technologies that we know today through which different companies begin to offer the possibility of creating chocolate figures, gummies and food in general completely personalized in terms of taste and shape. FabRx, a company specialized in research and development within the field of biotechnology whose headquarters are located in the United Kingdom, has just announced its interest in create completely personalized children's medications.
The idea that FabRx engineers have is to use a candy 3D printer, specifically the Magic candy factory, as a basis for creating a new machine that should be able, because it will use the same technology, to make drugs that are much more interesting and especially attractive to children, visually speaking. All this, based on the good reception that their printed placebos using biocompatible materials, a very interesting solution that they created based on a prototype based on the well-known 3D printing technology FDM.
FabRx will create a 3D printer specially designed to manufacture drugs
Personally, I have to confess that the most interesting part of the idea they have in FabRx is that with this manufacturing method it is possible to much better control of the precision in the mixture of substances per drug that will finally be administered to a patient. In turn, as is already common in this type of project, it will be sought that its design can be much more attractive and different from everything we know for the different drugs that today are presented as tablets, capsules or chewables. .
As commented Alvaro Goyanes, Development Director within FabRx:
We want to use 3D printing to change the way drugs are produced so that we can provide better access to treatments, especially for children.