Tailored Controlled Release by Printing of Drug Substances and Polymer Layers

N. Genina1, D.Fors2, H.Vakili1, P. Ihalainen2, J. Peltonen2 and N.Sandler1
1Pharmaceutical Sciences Laboratory, Department of Biosciences, Åbo Akademi University, Finland; 2Center of Excellence for Functional Materials, Laboratory of Physical Chemistry, Åbo Akademi University, Finland

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Summary
Printing using e.g. inkjet and flexographic technology enables creation of 3-dimensional structures of materials on a variety of surfaces and allows creation of tailored drug delivery systems. This study aims to show how inkjet and flexographic printing technologies have potential to be used in fabrication of drug-delivery systems. Printing by incorporation of drug substances on various substrates and layering of polymers can be utilized to tailor controlled release.

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