Multiply Labs

Multiply Labs

Company manufacturing 3d printed pharmaceuticals based in San Francisco, CA

Multiply Labs manufactures personalized supplement capsules which are custom made for each individual . For example, if a customer needs vitamin D in the morning and a caffeine boost after lunch, Multiply Labs's technology combines this medication schedule – with particular quantities and release times – into a single daily capsule. The long-term vision of Multiply Labs is to combine all the medications a person needs (including prescribed medicines) into one personalized daily capsule.

Multiply Labs’ product is enabled by the combination of pharmaceutical science with robotics technology. They have developed an FDA-compliant robotic manufacturing facility that 3D prints personalized capsules, and then fills them with custom quantities of medications. In October 2017, Multiply Labs was approved to sell the first 3D printed capsule to ever reach the market.

Multiply Labs is able to pack multiple dosages of different prescriptions in a single pill which can release at different times through the construction of their pills. The pill uses a multi-compartment structure which offers multiple, separate compartments which then rely on the thickness of the wall of the compartment to release at different times. Thin walls release faster and thicker walls release slower over time, up to 120 minutes from ingestion to final release.

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Funding rounds

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Funding type
Funding round amount (USD)
Funding round date
Investment
Multiply Labs funding round, May 2017
2,700,000
May 2, 2017
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People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Alice Melocchi, PhD

Co-Founder and CSO

Carlos Parra

Quality Assurance

Fred Parietti, PhD

Co-Founder and CEO

Jeff Curhan, P.E.

Engineering and Infrastructure

Jennifer Zhou, PhD

Advisor

Joe Betts-Lacroix

Advisor

Kameron Chan

Lead Engineer

Lucia Zema, PhD

Advisor

Maulik Majmudar, MD

Advisor

Michelle Chen

Robotics Engineer

Nolan Dickey

Robotics Engineer

Prof. Andrea Gazzaniga

Advisor

Robert Yeh, MD

Advisor

Svjetlana Lovric, MD

Advisor

Throop Wilder

Advisor

Zack Bright

CTO

Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

3D printing by fused deposition modeling (FDM) of a swellable/erodible capsular device for oral pulsatile release of drugs

A. Melocchi, F. Parietti et al.

Academic paper

Multiply Labs embraces 'small-batch' approach in personalized nutrition

Adi Menayang

Web

February 13, 2018

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

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Date
Link

Multiply Labs Robotic Factory

August 14, 2019

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