Purdue University & Aprecia Pharma Partner for 3D Printed Pharmaceuticals

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Above: Purdue University & Aprecia Pharma partner for 3D Printed Pharmaceuticals/Image Credit: Aprecia Pharmaceuticals, LLC

Aprecia Pharmaceuticals LLC recently announced a partnership with Purdue University’s College of Pharmacy to advance the technology and science of 3D printed pharmaceuticals. Healthcare is poised for a giant leap courtesy 3D printing technology. The comprehensive collaboration will work on future 3D printed pharmaceutical equipment and medications.

Aprecia Pharmaceuticals is the world leader in 3D printed pharmaceutical processes; in 2015 Aprecia developed the first 3D printed drug to receive FDA approval.

According to Aprecia CEO, Chris Gilmore, “Aprecia’s mission is to maximize and expand its 3D printing technology platform through global partnerships that will provide pharmaceutical solutions for unmet patient needs. Purdue University is an esteemed institution, and we are confident that this partnership will advance our future in 3D printed pharmaceutical research and development.”

Speaking about the partnership, Eric Barker, dean of Purdue’s College of Pharmacy said, “The agreement brings together an exchange of faculty and research scholars; access to highly-educated students; and joint collaborations in research and discovery, learning and teaching, engagement and technical assistance.”

He added, “Purdue University is committed to its investment in drug discovery and development as well as student and faculty enrichment that will continue to yield global advancement in medicine and healthcare. As a College, our mission is to prepare the next generation of leaders in pharmacy. Partnering with Aprecia aligns perfectly with that mission. We are excited to combine our talented students and faculty with the successful researchers at Aprecia to work together to accelerate discoveries in this emerging field.”

Eric Munson, head of the Industrial and Physical Pharmacy Department, said that the collaboration will spur the development of advanced medications, “Giving our faculty and students access to 3D printing technology through research projects, internships, and joint collaborations advances our mission of educating and training students through scientific discovery and development. Incorporating the latest technological developments, like 3D printing, into our program are key to producing the best workforce in pharmaceutical formulation and manufacturing.”

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