Antifungal medication releasing dentures created using 3D printing

Written by Sonia Mannan

Researchers utilize 3D printing to create dentures which release antifungal medication to counteract the fungal infection, stomatitis. University at Buffalo (NY, USA) researchers have utilized 3D printing to create dentures which are filled with microscopic capsules that periodically release Amphotericin B, an antifungal medication. This is to combat the fungal infection, stomatitis, which frequently affects almost two-thirds of denture-wearers. The results of the study were published in the journal Materials Today Communications.  “The major impact of this innovative 3D printing system is its potential impact on saving cost and time,” commented Praveen Arany, the study’s senior author and an assistant...

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