Individualized medicines are an important component of patient-centered healthcare. The focus is increasingly being placed on issues relating to tablets or capsules being designed in such a way that they can be manufactured flexibly in small quantities, i.e. individualized for one patient or a small group of patients. This imposes high demands on the manufacturing process, particularly as regards the monitoring of the process chains. Process engineering and production technology, as well as surface technology, are thereby providing significant contributions and innovations, both for the product and in the production process.
At the Fraunhofer IST, interdisciplinary teams work in close cooperation with experts from the pharmaceutical department of the Center of Pharmaceutical Engineering PVZ at the TU Braunschweig on pharmaceutical production technologies and product developments. Our focus is on additive-manufacturing technologies and the modification of active constituents and excipients for improved processing and functionality as well as the interactions between medicines and production systems on different industrial scales. We thereby take into account the specific regulatory, plant-specific and operational conditions.
In the field of individualized medicine production, we offer new integrable process systems and adapted surfaces: from adhesion control, through functionalization and encapsulation of medicinal substances, through to new packaging concepts. Please do not hesitate to contact us: Together, we will find a solution for your needs.