3D Printed Antibiotic and Chemotherapeutic Eluting Catheters for Potential Use in Interventional Radiology: In Vitro Proof of Concept Study.

Affiliation

Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

Additive manufacturing may be used as a form of personalized medicine in interventional radiology by allowing for the creation of customized bioactive constructs such as catheters that can act as a form of localized drug delivery. The purpose of the present in vitro study was to use three-dimensional (3D) printing to construct bioactive-laden bioabsorbable catheters impregnated with antibiotics and chemotherapeutics.

Keywords

3D printing,additive manufacturing,catheter,interventional radiology,personalized medicine,three-dimensional printing,