What role do customized medicines play in the future of healthcare, and how does it benefit individuals?
No two people are exactly alike. It’s what separates us from one another and gives us all our unique identities. However, it’s also what makes it so difficult to diagnose and treat certain medical conditions.
For example, Patient A may respond well to a specific medication, but Patient B may not react as well to the exact formula or delivery method. However, with a slight modification to the medication formula, Patient B may be able to experience the same positive results as Patient A.
That’s where customizable or individualized medications enter the equation.
Customized Drug Delivery Systems
Imagine for a minute that you could get a prescription for a medication that has been designed specifically to suit you and your condition. It would be a game-changer. Well, as a recent press release explained, Laxxon Medical is one step closer to that reality.
Laxxon Medical was recently issued U.S. Patent 11,419,824 B2 for the controlled administration of one or more active pharmaceutical ingredients within a drug delivery system via oral dosage forms.
“Individualized and customized medicines are playing an increasingly important role in the future of healthcare,” said Klaus Kuehne, Chief Operations Officer of Laxxon Medical. “This patent is a great success for Laxxon’s global IP strategy and will enhance our position within the competitive pharma market significantly.”
This latest patent will cover the sequential release of two active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) within a controlled drug delivery system (DDS) via 3D Printing Technology. The DDS is a 3D screen-printed oral, intra, or transdermal dosage, which because of the precise arrangement of the API, allows for customizable administration.
Imagine that there is one active ingredient in a medication that, when taken orally, causes a subset group of people to have adverse side effects while still helping the initial condition. Would it be great to provide that subset with medicine that provides the benefits but not the negative side effects?
3D Printing Technology makes it possible to customize medications to suit a preferred delivery method and a specific situation and potentially eliminate some adverse side effects for specific groups of patients.
One Pill Does Not Fit All
Medicine has come a very long way over the last 100 years. So, why is there still a one pill fits all approach for many prescription medications? What happens to the remaining individuals who either have to miss out or deal with adverse side effects?
Technologies for drug delivery systems and manufacturing have advanced dramatically. These advancements can now help to facilitate the targeted delivery of drugs while also mitigating side effects. This will help improve patient well-being and the overall effectiveness of pharmaceutical products.
Customizable or individualized medications and exciting new 3D printing technology are paving the way for the future of pharmaceutical products as we know them. It’s an exciting time to be part of a pioneering wave leading the way in how we think pharmaceutical medications should be administered and manufactured.
Laxxon Medical is dedicated to engineering patented 3D pharmaceutical solutions which optimize products and benefit patients. We aim to establish SPID®-Technology as a manufacturing process with the individual and the pharmaceutical partner in mind.