European training network for development of personalized anti-infective medical devices combining printing technologies and antimicrobial functionality

Fused filament fabrication 3D printing technology is widely used in many fields. For almost a decade, medical researchers have been exploring the potential use of this technology for improving the healthcare sector. Advances in personalized medicine have been more achievable due to the applicability of producing drug delivery devices, which are explicitly designed based on patients’ needs. For the production of these devices, This systematic review of the literature investigates the most widely used approaches for producing drug-loaded feedstock material. It also focuses on several factors, such as the polymeric carrier and the drug, loading capacity and homogeneity, processing conditions, and the intended applications.