Recent developments in the field of 3D printing (3DP) have led scientists to experiment with, and assess the usability of, this technology within the medicinal field. This includes rapidly advancing areas, such as drug delivery systems, tissue engineering, tissue and organ models, prosthetics and replica fabrication, implants, and many more. In this review, we condense these findings, summarize the improvements that are needed for the use of 3DP in medicine, as well as plausible methods for creating medicines and medical devices in the future. Each application has great benefits, and these are also highlighted. However, a critical discussion will underline the limitations and challenges associated with 3DP. Such achievements correspond to developing and delivering patient-specific treatments.
Zaisam Al-Dulimi, Melissa Wallis, D. Tan
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