Along with the developing technology, 3D printers have found broad applications in medical and pharmaceutical fields. Precise digital control over layer by layerprinting given by 3D printers allows drugs, cosmetics and medical devices like prostheses to be personalized for treatment. Additionaly, the physical structure of 3D printed productsand theirvisualization is effective on surgical planning, educational and research applications alleviating the endeavior of surgeons,students and scientists, respectively. Since FDA’s first 3D printed drug approval in 2015, the research for new approaches has been growing although the manufacturers need regularity certainty. However this technology exists for a long time and  it is of public interest now due to the approval of 3-D printed tablet and other medical devices and also with the advent of USFDA’s guidance on  technical considerations specific to devices using additive manufacturing which encompasses 3-dimensional (3D) printing has triggered many thoughts about this technology which needs to be considered for successful delivery of intended product.  As for 3D organ printing, it remains the great expectation albeit some attempts.

This review is aimed at giving brief explanations about 3D printing achievements and applications in medical and pharmaceutical fields.

Peer Review History:

Received 4 June 2019;   Revised 11 July; Accepted 16 July, Available online 17 July 2019

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Average Peer review marks at initial stage: 5.5/10

Average Peer review marks at publication stage: 7.5/10

Reviewer(s) detail:

Name: Prof. Dr. Amani S. Awaad

Affiliation: Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University, Al-Kharj. KSA.


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Keywords: 3D printing, biomedical, bioprinting, cosmetics, medicine, personalized treatment
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BESKAN, U., and E. A. YAPAR. “USAGE OF 3D PRINTER TECHNOLOGY IN MEDICAL AND PHARMACEUTICAL FIELDS: A REVIEW”. Universal Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, Vol. 4, no. 3, July 2019, doi:
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