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Advanced Material Development unit starts work on coronavirus-related drug delivery system

Advanced Material Development subsidiary Com3d is embarking on a new treatment system that aims to d..

Advanced Material Development subsidiary Com3d is embarking on a new treatment system that aims to deliver drugs directly into the lungs of Covid-19 patients.

Com3ds Texas labs, which like many in the pharma and biotech industry have remained open during the lockdown, aims to rapidly develop a drug delivery system that would use 3D-printing technology to speed the manufacturing process.

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Compared with existing methods of producing nanoparticles for drugs, such as emulsion evaporation, Com3d said advanced 3D printing technology can produce specific sized designed particles needed for drug delivery “in a faster more efficient process, suitable for treatment and vaccination against future seasonal and novel respiratory viruses”.

The first-of-a-kind 3D-printed, particulate drug delivery system would deliver current and future therapeutic agents and novel vaccines directly into lungs of COVID-19 patients, using a patient-specific approach, Com3d said.

“It offers significant advantages over traditional manufacturing processes including better efficiency and manufacture of personalized unit dosages.”

Delivering a vaccine by aerosol would also match the route of vaccination to the route of infection.

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