Biotech firm designs a 3D pill printer to dispense personalised pills

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Spotted: UK-based FabRx is developing and testing a 3D printer to create personalised pills (they call them printlets) on site at hospitals. The printer could solve a major problem. Most medicines are available in set strengths and sizes. This makes it difficult to customise pills to patients' individual needs. This is especially problematic with children. Young patients sometimes receive too much or too little medication because only adult pills are available. Academics from University College London founded FabRx in 2014. To date, FabRx has tested the printer in one hospital in Spain, and developed a variety of 3D printed medications. FabRx…

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