3D Printing of Microbicide Vaginal Rings: A Proof-of-Concept Study

Nicole Welsh, Matthew Wilson, K Malcolm, Brid Devlin, Peter Boyd

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Abstract

Fused deposition modelling (FDM) is a form of 3D printing that uses molten polymer filament to create layers, providing exquisite control over an object‘s design. Such control allows properties such as density, geometry and surface area to be manipulated in ways not possible using conventional thermoplastic processing techniques. Here, we utilize this technique to produce model microbicide-loaded vaginal rings using pharmaceutically relevant thermoplastic and biopolymer blends
Original languageEnglish
PagesPD03.01
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2016
Event2nd HIV Research for Prevention Conference - Chicago, United States
Duration: 17 Oct 201621 Oct 2016

Conference

Conference2nd HIV Research for Prevention Conference
Abbreviated titleHIVR4P
CountryUnited States
CityChicago
Period17/10/1621/10/16

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    Welsh, N., Wilson, M., Malcolm, K., Devlin, B., & Boyd, P. (Accepted/In press). 3D Printing of Microbicide Vaginal Rings: A Proof-of-Concept Study. PD03.01. Abstract from 2nd HIV Research for Prevention Conference , Chicago, United States. https://doi.org/10.1089/aid.2016.5000.abstracts