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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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3DHEALS Influencer Interview: Dr. Nabeel Cajee, Clinical Dentist, Adjunct Professor & Dental Ambassador at 3DHEALS

The biggest challenge to the implementation of 3D printing in a dental office is cost. As dentists we shoulder the costs to bring in and implement new technologies. The high cost of equipment including 3D milling units and printers, 3D intraoral scanners, and 3D X-ray technology have been obstacles. As costs have dropped, we have seen more and more adoption.

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Interview with 3DHEALS Founder Dr. Jenny Chen

The first time I ever touched a 3D printed anatomical model was during 2011 RSNA, and that moment was transformative. Throughout our professional lives as radiologists, we are used to reconstructed black and white 2D images from the monitors into a 3D structure in our minds and formulate a story around it for the patient. For the first time in my life, I am in the same physical world with the patient’s illness. That barrier between the digital world and physical world has been suddenly removed. What was entirely in the digital world can now be in the physical world, and I could interact with it. That experience was amazing and at the same time perplexing. I think that is the moment when pure “human-computer interaction” happens. Some of this experience still cannot be verbalized or understood, and I think that is still fascinating. We are now at a time when information can be freely transferred between the digital world and the physical world with the availability of digital manufacturing.

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3DHEALS Influencer Interview: Mr. Shashi Jain, IoT Innovation Manager at Intel Corporation

The e-NABLE movement has been a source of constant inspiration. Ivan and Jen Owen did something magical for the world in showing them they could manufacture devices that change an individual’s life. The people whom I’ve fitted prosthetic hands inspire me as well. Each has had a transformative journey that I’ve been lucky to share. One, a boy named Juan, transformed from a reserved, anxious kid into a person driven to give back, all during the course of fitting him with a Spiderman-themed hand.

I’ve been very inspired by Eythor Bender and the crew at UNYQ, who have literally changed the discussion from Stigma to Style for prosthetics and orthotics wearers through 3D printing.

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