Fusing 3D-printed beads with antibacterial or chemotherapeutic compounds provides the potential for targeted drug delivery
By developing specialized 3D-printing filaments with specific properties for drug delivery, the team was able to use consumer grade 3D printers to produce a new and improved antibiotic bead
A great strength of 3D-printing in the field of medicine is the ability to provide low-cost, personalized implants molded to a patient's anatomy. Researchers from Louisiana Tech University have now taken the technology one step further, loading these custom implants with cancer-fighting and antiobiotic compounds as a means of better targeted drug delivery.
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