3D Bioplotter Research Papers

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Comparative dissolution studies of 3D-printed inserts in a novel biopharmaceutical bladder model

International Journal of Pharmaceutics 2022 Volume 624, Article 121984

Urinary tract disorders come at great discomfort to the patients suffering from them. To treat them, several potent drug substances are available but unfortunately, systemic drug therapy often comes along with undesired adverse effects. Previous work has therefore been conducted aiming at a local drug release in the urinary bladder. However, whether a therapeutically relevant drug concentration may be reached at the target site is not easy to determine when applying common compendial dissolution methods. Therefore, the aim of this study was to develop a biorelevant dissolution model able to take physiological conditions into consideration, i.e. urine flow rates, urination…

Development of sustained-release drug-loaded intravesical inserts via semi-solid micro-extrusion 3D-printing for bladder targeting

International Journal of Pharmaceutics 2022 Volume 622, Article 121849

Discontinued treatment and non-adherence are oftentimes weaknesses of common first-line drug therapy against bladder conditions due to their negative side-effects. To overcome these limitations and increase patients’ quality of life, intravesical therapies are continuously being explored. 3D-printing offers the possibility of freely tailoring drug delivery systems to manufacture indwelling devices that may administer drugs locally over an extended time and avoiding frequently repeated administrations while minimizing systemic side-effects. In the present work, pressure-assisted micro syringe printing has been used to develop flexible drug-loaded inserts applicable via common urinary catheter that can remain up to several weeks inside the urinary bladder.…