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“I think it is important to mix people working in healthcare who have a lot of clinical experience, but limited knowledge of some of the new manufacturing technologies, with those who have an expertise in 3D printing as well as 3D scanning imaging and virtual...read more
It was probably during my craniofacial surgery fellowship over a decade ago that I first encountered a 3D printed surgical model. I was amazed at the incredible detail that was present in these models and the fact that they could be sterilized for use in the operating room. Plastic surgeons have been using these types of models for decades now but the incredible power of this technology never ceases to fascinate me....
However, the biggest impact to me came when obtained our first grant to purchase a professional grade 3D printer in 2015. This dramatically affected my practice. For the first time, I had control over the 3D models that we printed without going through the multiple steps of ordering it through a vendor. We were able to make models quickly, some printed overnight for surgery the next day, making this technology available even for urgent surgical cases.read more
AugmentX Presenter: Albert Kwon Dr. Albert Kwon, M.D. received his undergraduate degree in biology from MIT and medical degree from Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA. He then completed his dual, combined residency training in general pediatrics and...read more
“I think building pipelines for 3D printed technology to get from the lab to the clinic is a must. I would love to see 3D HEALS become the premier networking event for doctors, researchers, investors and strategic partners in the 3D printing space.”...read more
“São Paulo has the best public health system in the country , but even with that São Paulo’ population is still suffering on the hospital queues and dying because our system is too slow to meet the need of a 22 million population. Innovation can...read more
I have always been interested in helping people see more, do more, experience more. As a computer scientist, extending human capability is a driving force behind much of what we do. However, I knew that I wanted to help increase our healthspans which were outside of my field. As a voracious reader, I came across an article profiling Aubrey de Grey, known for his work on longevity, and saw that with self-study, you can make important new contributions. His path from computer science to biology was awakening for me. I immediately sought out my friends in biomedical engineering to borrow their textbooks, devoured the pages and followed the references. Soon after I set up a lab. I haven’t looked back since....read more
Photo: Jenny and Fernanda during our Chicago event last November. Community: Chicago, IL 3DHEALS members can get in touch with Fernanda Valentino here. Jenny: One quote that represents you Fernanda: Fearless! Jenny:...read more
Nanochon (Winner): Presented by: Mr. Benjamin Holmes Nanochon, LLC is developing and commercializing an implantable medical device (“IMD”). This disruptive technology is targeted to treat knee injuries in younger and more active patients. Younger and more...read more