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3D printed drug approved for treatment of epilepsy by FDA

August 4, 2015

The FDA announced it has approved Spritam as an adjunctive therapy for epileptic seizures in children and adults, according to an agency release.

Spritam (levetiracetam), which is manufactured by the Aprecia Pharmaceuticals Company, uses the company’s ZipDose Technology Platform. ZipDose produces a porous formulation using 3D printing that quickly disintegrates with a sip of liquid, according to the release. 

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