Inkjet printing for micro particle fabrication for the incorporation of multiple drugs
Conventional microparticle fabrication methods result in particles that are not precise in size yielding unpredictable drug release kinetics and drug distribution throughout the body. We demonstrate the strength of piezoelectric inkjet printing to prepare precise microparticles for drug delivery applications overcoming the drawbacks of conventional fabrication methods. Additionally, we prepare microparticles that are polymerised post printing via UV or visible light. In general, we will discuss the process engineering and optimisation of ink chemistry to yield a method that prepares precise microparticles with tuneable drug delivery properties and is easily scalable.