Toward quality assessment of 3D printed oral dosage forms

Daniel Markl, Axel Zeitler, Thomas Rades, Jukka Rantanen, Johan Bøtker

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The additive manufacturing industry achieved a corporate annual growth rate of 25.9% according to the Forbes analysis of the Wohlers Report 2016. This high growth rate is placed in perspective when looking at the past 27 years where the corporate annual growth rate has averaged 26.2% each year indicating that additive manufacturing is clearly a growing industry. Such growth needs to be supported by suitable quality testing methods: with the economic success achieved in this market and the associated transition from mass production toward mass customization comes the need for new and innovative methods to assess the quality of the 3D printed geometries. This will be especially important for pharmaceutical products where a sub-standard quality of the final product can have detrimental consequences for patient health and safety.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-33
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of 3D Printing in Medicine
Issue number1
Early online date15 Dec 2017
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018


  • oral dosage
  • 3D printing
  • quality control


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