You might be familiar with the concept of 3D-printed medical equipment, but you’re going to have to get used to seeing 3D-printed medicine, too. The US Food and Drug Administration has approved its first drug manufactured using 3D printing, Aprecia’s epilepsy-fighting Spritam. The medication uses a porous, 3D-printed formula to help deliver even very high doses (as high as 1,000mg) while remaining easy to swallow — all you have to do is take a sip of liquid to quickly disperse the drug and get it into your body.
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