A review of manufacturing techniques for subcutaneous drug delivery implants

Khoshick Ganesh, Shihhsien Yang, Sofia Schillace, Valeria Vita, Yaoke Wang, Kornel Ehmann, Ping Guo*

*Corresponding author for this work

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The global drug delivery implant market is growing at an unprecedented rate owing to the implant's advantages over traditional drug delivery methods. While the scientific literature extensively covers the medical aspects of these devices, insufficient attention has been paid to their manufacture. In the present work, the issues surrounding their manufacture will be explored on the example of typical subcutaneous implant topologies. The various drug delivery implant products currently in use will be explored first along with a review of the materials used and of their manufacturing properties. An account of the manufacturing processes used for the implant's components and their assembly follows.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)331-336
Number of pages6
JournalProcedia CIRP
Issue numberC
StatePublished - 2022
Event5th CIRP Conference on Biomanufacturing, Cirp BioM 2022 - Calabria, Italy
Duration: Jun 22 2022Jun 24 2022


  • Drug delivery implant
  • Manufacturing process
  • Polymer
  • Subcutaneous

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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