3D printing in pharmacy, 23-28 August 2021, 2 ECTS

3D printing is gaining attention as the manufacturing tool not only in the engineering industry but also in the field of pharmacy.  This one-week course aims to introduce students to different types of 3D printing technologies (FDM, SLA, SSE) with respect to possible uses in pharmacy, mainly pharmaceutical technology.

Each module comprises of theoretical base followed by practical preparation of selected drug dosage form and its evaluation. Course also includes one day tour to Prague where students will visit manufacturing facility of Prusa Research (one of the most known manufacturer of FDM printers) and a FDM focused lab at UCTP.

Lecture topics:

  • Basic principles of 3D printing, workflow, input data and software preparation
  • SSE printing of drug dosage forms
  • SLA printing of drug dosage forms
  • FDM printing of drug dosage forms
  • Inkjet printing of pharmaceuticals
  • FDM and SLA printing hacks for easier and efficient lab life

Who can participate in the summer school?

Summer school is designed for students on undergraduate and graduate level and also Ph.D. students interested in pharmaceutical technology. Participants will gain 2 ECTS at the end of summer school.


Monday - Saturday 23 - 28 August 2021, classes Monday - Friday 9:30 - 13:00, practical classes in the afternoons.

Tuition fee: 800 EUR

Tuition includes:

  • Unlimited Brno-city public transport
  • Transportation for the trip to Prague
  • Tuition for the summer school
  • Opening and Closing receptions
  • Leisure activities around Brno (such as entry ticket to Ossuary at St. James, boat trip on Brno Dam). Choice of activities will depend on current epidemic restrictions.

Students should of course budget an additional sum of €200-600 according to their spending habits for food and accommodation in Brno.

Not included in tuition fee:

  • Travel costs
  • Accommodation in Brno - we can provide tips 
  • Meals (except opening and closing dinner) - there are plenty of possibilities to eat, lunch menu is 4-5 EUR
  • Travel insurance
  • Covid test (if needed)

Please pay the participation fee HERE.

Leisure activities:

The team of professional and local students provides the 24/7 assistance from the practical and safety arrangements to creating a rich cultural program helping the participants to understand better culture of Moravia and Central Europe in general. This support is provided both in Brno, as well as on the field trip. Moreover the staff is trying to assist with creating social activities that aims at enhancing the mutual cultural exchange and understanding.

Please submit your application in to Masaryk University system (prior registration of email address may be required). Deadline for registration: 15 August 2021 23:59

For additional information about registration and payment - please contact us directly on emails below

Brno is the second biggest city in the Czech Republic with nearly 400 000 inhabitants. It is the historical capital of region Moravia and is well-known for its castles Špilberk or Veveří, funcionalistic UNESCO villa Tugendhat, firework festival, beautiful natural surroundings of Moravian Karst and Brno´s dam, cathedral Petrov or for its vibrant, student spirit with many cosy designer coffehouses and pubs. For more information about the city visit https://www.gotobrno.cz/en/.

PharmDr. Jan Elbl, Ph.D.

Lecturer & Organizer, Department of Pharmaceutics

Phone: +420 541 562 862

Mgr. Tereza Jůnová

Administrative support, Office for External Relations and Internationalization

Phone: +420 541 562 804

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