|Former: Atención Farmacéutica|
|Journal edited by Rasgo Editorial since 1983|
Manuela Velázquez Prieto
EDITOR IN CHIEF
Jaime E. Poquet Jornet
Tomás Casasín Edo
Virginia Hernández Corredoira
Ramón Jódar Masanés
Juan Carlos Juárez Giménez
Volume 21 - Issue 1, January-February 2019
3D PRINTING DESIGNS AND APPLICATIONS IN A PHARMACY DEPARTMENT
RIBED ALMUDENA, CALVO HARO JOSÉ ANTONIO, PEREZ MAÑANES RUBEN, RODRÍGUEZ LOZANO GUILLERMO, HERRANZ ALONSO ANA, SANRJURJO SÁEZ MARÍA
Purpose. To describe the creation of new 3D printing applications in the daily workflow of a Pharmacy Department.
Method. A multidisciplinary team composed of orthopedics, pharmacists and biomedical engineers was created.
Technology: Desktop 3D printers working by fused deposition modelling.
Design: Pill cutter: The software opensource FreeCAD was chosen to create models with the necessary holes for different drug tablets. It consisted of two parts joined by a hinge, cutting the drugs in two equal pieces.
Syringe shelf: designed with 123D Design®. Subtraction operations were carried out in order to model the structures for each specific-sized syringe. An extrusion was made, with the name of each electrolyte in front of the corresponding syringe, following the order to be consecutively added during the parenteral nutrition
Pillbox: A compartmented box model was created with 28 divisions (seven days for four weeks). An extrusion was made indicating the corresponding day of the week. The box was decorated with animal shapes on the lid, downloaded from Thingiverse® and added to the box design in the 123D Design software. The files were converted to a GCODE extension and the Cura® software was used.
Results. The three objects were printed in polylactic acid: an individualized tablet cutter, the syringes shelf for the preparation of parenteral nutrition and a personalized pillbox for children.
Conclusions. Desktop 3D printer can be useful and open up new applications in clinical practice in the Pharmacy Department.
3D PRINTING – DRUG SAFETY – FUSED DEPOSITION MODELLING – MULTIDISCIPLINARY WORK – PHARMACY