1. Hebrew U team develops shape-shifting 3D printed pills for better targeted drugs

    Hebrew U team develops shape-shifting 3D printed pills for better targeted drugs

    Researchers at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem have developed a new way to create drug capsules using 3D printers, a step that will help pave the way for pills that can be tailored to perform better than the conventional capsules manufactured today.

    The custom-printed pills are made out of a hydrogel in which the medication is inserted, said Professor Shlomo Magdassi, head of the Hebrew University’s 3D and Functional Printing Center, who developed the technology together with Dr. Ofra Benny, a researcher at Hebrew University’s Institute for Drug Research. The substance has the consistency of malabi, a Middle ...

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    1. These 3D printed objects will be able to change shape through contact with water, or humidity – enabling them to open only under certain conditions.
    2. This technology is bringing us closer to a future in which the medical field can offer personalized, patient-centered care.
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