Fabrication of Anti-infective Catheters using 3D printing Technologies

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Abstract

Cather associated infections (CAI) are one of the most common complications that occur with dialysis patients. Current methods to combat CAIs involve the use of coated catheters, containing coatings of heparin, silver nanoparticles or pyrogallol. The use of coatings on catheters increases the number of manufacturing steps and require a fine balance between the thickness of the coatings and effective drug release. In this research, catheters were created using Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM) 3D printing. FDM enables patient specific catheters to be created with the potential to alter drugs loaded on the printing material by using Hot- Melt Extrusion (HME).
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 23 Jun 2020
EventCRS 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting - Las Vegas, USA, Las Vegas, United States
Duration: 29 Jun 202002 Jul 2020
https://2020.controlledreleasesociety.org/

Conference

ConferenceCRS 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting
Abbreviated titleCRS2020
CountryUnited States
CityLas Vegas
Period29/06/202002/07/2020
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Keywords

  • 3D Printing
  • Catheters
  • Drug Delivery
  • Polymers

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