3DHEALS Weekly Newletter Jan 21st, 2019

3DHEALS Expert’s Corner: A World of Regulation: Updates on 3D printed Medical Devices

By Khalid  Rafi, Ph.D., UL

The medical device industry is at the peak of excitement for the opportunity that 3D printing technology brings in producing medical devices more efficiently and cost-effectively, particularly for personalized patient care. The excitement will be sustainable only if the industry can demonstrate the safety and reliability of such devices produced by 3D printing technology…





3DHEALS Startup Shout-outs:

Dimension Inx develops manufactures, and sells advanced 3D-printable, biomaterials and non-biomaterials materials (“3D-Paints”) including but not limited to organ and tissue-specific biologics, metals and alloys, ceramics, and more. Co-founder Adam Jakus will be speaking at our 3DHEALS Chicago event on March 6th, 2019.
RoosterBio’s founders have years of relevant technical, operational and regulatory experience and are considered leaders in the fields of Biomanufacturing and Regenerative Medicine. Founder Jon Rowley will be speaking at 3DHEALS DC event on Feb 27th, 2019.
Nanochon, LLC, was founded in 2016 by Dr.s Ben Holmes Nathan Castro, Ph.D. Both studied under Dr. Grace Zhang in the Bioengineering Laboratory for Nanomedicine and Tissue Engineering at the George Washington University. Co-founder Ben Holmes will be speaking at 3DHEALS DC event.
Theradaptive is developing a therapeutic delivery platform for multiple orthopedic clinical indications including spinal fusion, trauma repair, dental repair, and complex cartilage repair. Dr. Yi Arnold from Theradaptive will be presenting at 3DHEALS DC event soon.
Mecuris moves orthopedic care into the digital world by bringing together 3D technologies into one intuitive solution platform. Physicians and orthopedic technicians are thus empowered to 3D-print patient-specific prostheses & orthoses without prior 3D design or 3D printing know-how. Mecuris just hosted our first 2019 3DHEALS Happy Hour in Munich last week. It is currently fundraising for Handicap International Project. Please support them.




Decentralized Healthcare — Part I. Cooler than Bitcoins, But What Is It?

Originally published on “Two Cents” by Jenny Chen, M.D.

Throughout history, advancements in science and technology invariably resulted in new societal power shifts. Because of technology, groups aggregated, and countries formed. Similarly, as technology progresses, the challenges posed by cultural differences, language barrier, and physical distance are now disappearing. The birth rate is dropping in the developed countries, and individualism is prevailing in many cultures. There has been a time when only major universities are equipped with giant computers, which could only perform a fraction of work what can be done in our palms today. Concurrent with this observation is the impact of technology on healthcare delivery system…





3DHEALS Events:


3DHEALS Chicago: Happy Hour
Date: Jan 30th, 2019 | Event time: 6:00-8:00 PM, Theory, Chicago, Register
3DHEALS Washington DC: Pushing Boundaries – Healthcare 3D Printing and Bioprinting
Date: Feb 27th, 2019 | Event time: 6:30-9:30 PM, Washington DC, Register
3DHEALS Chicago: 3D Print Life
Date: Wednesday, March 6th, 2019  |  Event time:  6:30 PM – 9:30 PM, Chicago, IL, Register
3DHEALS @ CMIT 2019: Entrepreneurship and Commercialization workshop during CMIT 2019
Date: Thursday, July 11, 2019 |  Event time:  1:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Los Angeles, CA, More info in upcoming weeks



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