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How QR Codes May Benefit Personalized Medicine

Mass production has always been the method for delivering medications to individual patients. Despite the fact that many people metabolize at different rates or might have different dosage requirements based on their body size, little has been done within the pharmaceutical industry to improve the patient experience in this regard. Mass production might be the way of pharmaceuticals, but not all patients can be treated with equal amounts of an active compound.

Luckily, this unique approach to personalized medications might be in the near future. Researchers with the University of Copenhagen and Abo Akademi University in Finland have successfully printed medications. That’s right, printed medicine: all done with something akin to your typical inkjet printer.

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