This section features interviews with influencers in healthcare 3D printing field, including our speakers.

3DHEALS2018 Influencer Interview: Mr. Janis Jatinieks, Founder and CEO of WiDE

Biggest obstacle – industry players interested in maintaining the status quo. Nothing can be harder than showing a new/different approach to professionals who believe that they are already doing the best job possible and that their personal way of doing things is the only right one. We never say we know better or that we can do better – we merely say there is another way – the digital way. But conveying the message the right way is a problem. The best way around is to educate. To educate about the benefits, the differences, and the challenges.

3DHEALS Influencer Interview: Mr. Erik Birkeneder, Intellectual Property Attorney and a Partner at Nixon Peabody

In 2012, when I first read “Makers, the New Industrial Revolution” by Chris Anderson I realized how transformation this technology would be and how it would impact intellectual property. I read as much as I could after that and began to seek out work in this field. After that, when I met Jenny some years ago, I was excited to walk with her on this journey of making 3D printing more accessible in health care. That motivated me to learn as much as I could about the industry, and study the IP and patent implications very carefully.

Influencer Interview: Dr. Sanjay Prabhu, Pediatric Neuroradiologist at Boston Children’s Hospital and Assistant Professor of Radiology at the Harvard Medical School

Sanjay Prabhu is a Staff Pediatric Neuroradiologist at Boston Children's Hospital and Assistant Professor of Radiology at the Harvard Medical School. He is the founding Director of the Advanced Image Analysis Lab at Boston Children’s Hospital and Clinical Director of...

3DHEALS Influencer Interview: Mr. Jerry Evans, CEO of Nia Technologies Inc.

We face many technical and bureaucratic challenges in the work we do. But, more often than not, our challenges come from a shortage of funds.  Nia Technologies Inc. is a non-profit organization.  We are supported by CBM Canada (a disability charity), along with other foundations and donors.  We are currently speaking with equity investors and exploring the idea of a Nia for-profit spin-off to support our non-profit eff

3DHEALS Influencer Interview: Dr. Markus Reiterer, Senior Principle Scientist, Medtronic

3D Bioprinting needs to overcome the valley of death of innovation. Scalability to mass produce tissues needs to be demonstrated soon to capitalize on the excitement that we currently experience. We need better equipment, better and more controlled raw materials, and better process control. In addition, academics, industry, and government regulators need to start a conversation about the regulatory path for engineered tissues and organs soon, so that a regulatory framework exists when the first products are ready for in the human application.



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