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Cybersecurity for 3D Printed Medical Devices, Less Crazy and More Useful Than Bitcoins

The congressional testimony by Mark Zuckerberg, CEO/founder of Facebook this week has left many in deep reflection. The data leak and the implicated political influence by a foreign country on the US politics woke many Americans (and perhaps the world) up. Fifteen years ago, when everyone in college just signed up for Facebook and excited about the phrase “social media”, few could imagine these dark days like this week. Few they were, but not none. The growth of the internet and mega-startups like Google, Twitter, and Facebook outpaced our ability to forecast, reflect, and protect against potential downside of technical revolutions. Therefore, as the city of San Francisco is getting ready for one of the largest cybersecurity conference RSA 2018 next week, it is a good opportunity to remind everyone again that in the realm of healthcare 3D printing, cybersecurity vulnerabilities are innumerable and need to be addressed now, or it will be an expensive lesson for all.

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3DHEALS Community Event Recap: Melbourne – A Recap

On Wednesday 28th March, the Melbourne community gathered for their first event, Happy Hour at the rooftop bar of the Waterside Hotel. For the first event, it was well attended with researchers (the University of Melbourne, BIoFab3D at St Vincent’s Hospital), industry (OMX Solutions and Fab9) and healthcare professionals (The Austin Hospital) as well as many undergraduate, master and Ph.D. students. It was a fantastic opportunity the future engineers and researchers in the field to talk with those already working and innovating in 3D printing. The relaxed atmosphere and sunny weather offered a great opportunity to network before the Easter weekend. Many attendees were new to 3DHEALS and all are looking forward to future events!

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Press Release: 3DHEALS2018 Fundraising Event for Limbforge and Victoria Hand Project: Global Healthcare Impact of 3D Printing Is A Reality, But Needs Your Help

[San Franciso, California, USA] – 3DHEALS, LLC. is pleased to these announce fundraising event for Limbforge and Victoria Hand Project on the night of April 20th, 2018. These are two nonprofit organizations leveraging 3D printing scanning and 3D printing technologies for amputees worldwide. They are doing this through the development of low cost, accessible, clinically tested upper extremity prosthetic solutions.

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Press Release: 3DHEALS2018 Global Healthcare 3D Printing and Bio-printing Summit,Join The Tribe

[San Franciso, California, USA] – 3DHEALS, LLC. is pleased to these announce its annual event focusing on healthcare innovations using 3D printing and bio-printing technologies. The event expects 300+ attendees, 15 countries, and will take place at Bespoke SF, downtown San Francisco. The event will take place immediately after the RSA conferences in San Francisco on April 20th and 21st, 2018.

The conference has gathered 45 cross-disciplinary influencers from all over the world to speak on the current and future trends of this burgeoning field, which aims to transform trillion-dollar industries including the manufacturing, medical device, and pharmaceutical industries. The group shares the belief that these technologies will be able to solve many healthcare challenges existing technologies cannot, including lowering care costs, increase access to care, and improving care outcomes. 

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3DHEALS Influencer Interview: Dr. Todd Maiden, ReedSmith LLP, Regulation on AM Produced Medical Device

This technology is evolving so fast with various competing technologies seeking to achieve similar goals.  The business community would benefit by filling gaps in certain voluntary industry standards that would enable businesses to work with each other more fluidly and with less business risk.  Failure to do so may not only limit business opportunities but invite more government regulation which could stifle creativity and growth.

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