FDA approves first drug made by a 3D printer


4 Aug 2015

The FDA has approved an epilepsy drug that is made by 3D printers, making it the first approved 3D-printed product for use inside the human body.

The tablet called levetiracetem (Spritam) is made by 3D printing layers of the powdered drug and binding them together.

According to the manufacturer Aprecia, the unique structure of the drug allows it to dissolve faster than the average pill.

The drug will be launched in the US in the first quarter of 2016.

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