First 3D Drug For Epilepsy Approved By FDA
There’s something fascinating about the 3D industry. Whenever a movie opens in 3D at the theatres most people have the option of watching it regular or watching it in 3D. The vast majority will not pass up the opportunity of watching it in 3D, it’s just exciting to see the screen pop out in front of your eyes. The same excitement is taking place in the medical industry because now there’s a 3D printed drug that was recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat patients with epilepsy that get seizures.
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The drug is called Spritam levetiracetam and it was developed by the Ohio-based pharmaceutical company, Aprecia. The pill uses the ZipDose Technology, which is what Aprecia is known for: a spill proof pill that is designed to disentigrate in the mouth with just a small drink of water. ZipDose technology uses the 3D printing platform where it pieces multiple layers of powedered medication using an aqueous fluid to produce a pill that quickly dissolves in less than 10 seconds.