Case Study – Selective Laser Sintering of Solid Oral Dosage Forms with Copovidone and Paracetamol Using a CO2 Laser

University Montpellier Sharebot Snowwhite

White paper using Sharebot Snowwhite SLS 3D printer

1 ICGM, University Montpellier, CNRS, ENSCM, 34000 Montpellier, France

2 IBMM, University Montpellier, CNRS, ENSCM, 34000 Montpellier, France

3 Department of Pharmacy, Nîmes University Hospital, 30900 Nimes, France

Introduction

The researchers of University Montpellier used our Snowwhite machine to assess the suitability of the selective laser sintering process with CO2 laser to produce tailored drugs to meet the personal needs of each patient. They verified for the first time that this can be done producing pills using just 300g of copovidone and paracetamol then the analysis confirmed that no drug degradation occurred.