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Dental 3D Printing: Latest in Digital Dentistry

Dentistry seems to be the potential breakthrough industry to manifest many 3D printing enthusiasts’ dream of mass customization, point of care delivery, and local manufacturing hub for dental professionals, reducing inefficiency and costs. Over the past several years, 3DHEALS has invited many different stakeholders to share their experiences, ranging from material innovation, software development, to new clinical workflows. Applications ranging from surgical guides, implants, dentures, night guards are among the new applications gaining increasing attention either in the startup world or the industry at large, in addition to the existing billion dollar market of dental aligners. The collective thought is that 3D printing can do more and more in parallel to the maturation of technologies. 

Speakers:

Justin Marks

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Justin Marks, CDT is the Founder and CEO of Arfona Printing, a leader in 3D printing technologies for dental prosthetics. An accomplished dental technician, educator and lab owner, Justin has lectured and taught courses on digital dentistry and removable prosthodontics in more than 40 countries. Since 2008 Justin has dedicated the majority of his career to applying computer aided design and 3D printing technologies to removable prosthodontics and is credited with the invention of the world’s first 3D printed flexible partial denture. Justin holds his board certification as a dental technician in the complete and partial denture specialties and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Pace University with a BBA in marketing and management.

Rick Ferguson DDMD

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Dr. Ferguson has been involved in teaching implant dentistry for the last 20 years and has lectured in every major city in the United States as well as internationally. These lecture topics have included treatment planning, case selection, simple and complex surgical placement and restoration, advanced bone grafting and bone graft materials, use of Computed Tomography and surgical guides, management of complications and failures. Dr. Ferguson has placed and restored over 5000 dental implants and maintains a private practice with his wife Dr. Katherine Ferguson in Davie, FL emphasizing dental implants and where they also teach a live surgery course. Dr. Ferguson has been instrumental in implementing implant training programs and hands on bone grafting courses which have been attended by thousands of dentists. More recently Dr. Ferguson has pursued the use of 3D printing to benefit the clinical dental practice and created the Dental 3D printing Facebook group which has almost 15,000 members wordlwide.

Mayra Vasques

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Dr. Mayra Vasques is researcher at Univ. of Sao Paulo (Brazil) and founder of iNNOV3D an EdTech company focused on supporting and training teachers and universities for the innovative and efficient use of 3D Technologies in Dentistry. She started in the additive manufacturing field in 2015, during her PhD Fellow at School of Dentistry at the University of Sao Paulo, where she led a project in additive manufacturing for the development of occlusal splints for patients with orofacial pain. Since then, she has published scientific papers and she has been involved in several AM research projects and as panelist in conferences. She is deeply involved in creating a positive and accessible local ecosystem in Brazil for digital technology and AM, working for to build the local community as Latin America Chair at ”Women in 3D Printing” company and Community Manager at “3DHeals”.

Lee Dockstader

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Lee Dockstader is engaging with companies to grow additive manufacturing across medical and dental verticals with an emphasis on orthopedic and prosthetic production applications for HP’s Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing technology. Before HP, Lee held several positions during his 18-year career at 3D Systems including VP of Business Development, VP and General Manager of the Stereolithography Products Business Unit and VP and GM of the Asia Pacific region. Before 3D Systems, Lee worked for three years at 3D/EYE Inc, a leading-edge 3D software company as sales and distribution manager. For 11 years he held a variety of sales and marketing positions at Hewlett-Packard. During this period, Lee spent three years as program manager for HP’s Asia mechanical engineering CAD business, based in Hong Kong. Lee attended the West Point Military Academy and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from UCLA.

SĂ©rgio Luis Rodrigues Gianvechio

Dentist at CROIB ODONTOLOGIA

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Graduação em Odontologia Universidade de Uberaba/MG (1998). Especialização em Endodontia pela APCD Araraquara/SP (1999). Especialização em Ortodontia IPESP (2008). Invisalgn Doctor – 2009. Desenvolvedor de fluxos digitais em softwares livres para Ortodontia. Ministrador de cursos de Odontologia Digital no Brasil e Exterior (College of Dentistry – University of Florida). CEO da clínica CROIB Odontologia

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3D Printing in Hospitals

In recent years, many hospitals have started making a shift, from using medical images primarily for diagnostic purposes, to integrating them in patient-specific surgical planning. This has created enormous advantages for hospitals and their patients and is largely supported by the clarifying regulatory landscape, increased governmental support, new public and private initiatives, and the expanding role of the radiologist as an imaging expert. As part of this, an increasing number of hospitals across the world have integrated the practice of 3D printing into their medical care. Hospitals are recognizing the added value it brings to personalized patient care and the countless possibilities that are becoming a reality, in creating better treatment options.

Speakers:

Kerim Genc

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Kerim Genc is the Business Development Manager for the Simpleware Product Group at Synopsys.  He joined Simpleware in 2011 and is currently responsible for managing global sales, business development, partnerships and technical marketing content development, with a significant focus on image-based patient specific workflows for 3D Printing and surgical guides/planning.  He received his BS and MS in biomechanics from the University of Calgary and the Pennsylvania State University respectively, and completed his PhD in Biomedical Engineering at Case Western Reserve University, examining countermeasures to and computational models of spaceflight induced bone loss and fracture risk.

Shannon Walters

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Shannon Walters is an innovation enabler and workflow-optimization enthusiast. At Stanford 3D and Quantitative Imaging Lab, Shannon works closely with healthcare providers, researchers, and educators to enable effective health visualization. 

Recent innovations are of particular interest to Shannon such as 3D Printing, immersive volumetric visualization, and concise reporting of changes over time. 

Paul Fotheringham

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Paul Fotheringham is the founder of 3D LifePrints (3DLP) and is an experienced Technologist, Entrepreneur, and 3D printing expert who focuses on the medical sector. He holds a joint Bachelor of Science degree in Computer & Management Science from the University of Edinburgh. After graduating, he worked in over 10 countries including the US, UK, HK, Japan, and South Korea as an Enterprise Architect for organizations such as the London Stock Exchange, British Petroleum, Accenture and Macquarie Group. In 2012 he took up a post as Chief Technology Officer for a global Micro-finance organization in Kenya where he subsequently started 3DLP initially as a Social Enterprise in order to provide sustainable, affordable and suitable 3D printed prosthetics for developing world amputees. He currently overseas 3DLP’s European operations from Barcelona that provide a variety of innovative medical 3D printing products and services to medical institutions.

Albert Woo

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Albert S. Woo, MD, FACS is a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon specializing in craniofacial surgery. This work has led to a particular interest in three dimensional imaging and printing of complex surgical models. He is an Associate Professor of Surgery, Pediatrics and Neurosurgery at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and serves as the Chief of the Division of Pediatric Plastic Surgery, Director of the Cleft and Craniofacial Center at Hasbro Children’s Hospital, and is the founding Director of the Lifespan 3D Printing Laboratory.

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Microfluidics, Technology, Commercialization

“Microfluidics refers to the behavior, precise control, and manipulation of fluids that are geometrically constrained to a small scale (typically sub-millimeter) at which surface forces dominate volumetric forces. It is a multidisciplinary field that involves engineering, physics, chemistry, biochemistry, nanotechnology, and biotechnology. It has practical applications in the design of systems that process low volumes of fluids to achieve multiplexing, automation, and high-throughput screening. Similar to 3D printing, microfluidics emerged at the beginning of the 1980s and is used in the development of inkjet printheads, DNA chipslab-on-a-chip technology, micro-propulsion, and micro-thermal technologies, organ-on-a-chip, and more. 3D printing has been both a manufacturing method and an application for microfluidics. 

Speakers:

Albert Folch

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Albert Folch received his BSc in physics from the University of Barcelona (UB), Spain, in 1989. In 1994, he received his Ph.D. in surface science and nanotechnology from the UB’s Physics Dept. During his Ph.D. he was a visiting scientist from 1990–91 at the Lawrence Berkeley Lab working on AFM under Dr. Miquel Salmeron. From 1994–1996, he was a postdoc at MIT developing MEMS under the advice of Martin Schmidt (EECS) and Mark Wrighton (Chemistry). In 1997, he joined the laboratory of Mehmet Toner as a postdoc at Harvard’s Center for Engineering in Medicine to apply soft lithographic methods to tissue engineering. He has been at Seattle’s UW BioE since June 2000 where he is now a full Professor, accumulating over 6,700 citations (averaging >82 citations/paper over his whole career). His lab works at the interface between microfluidics, cancer, and neurobiology. In 2001 he received an NSF Career Award and in 2014 he was elected to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) College of Fellows (Class of 2015). He serves on the Advisory Board of Lab on a Chip since 2006. Albert Folch is the author of four books, including “Introduction to BioMEMS”, a textbook now adopted by more than 77 departments in 17 countries (including 40 universities in the U.S. alone). Since 2007, the lab runs a celebrated outreach art program called BAIT (Bringing Art Into Technology) which has produced seven exhibits, a popular resource gallery of >2,000 free images related to microfluidics and microfabrication, and a YouTube channel that plays microfluidic videos with music which accumulates ~133,000 visits since 2009.

Mohsen Akbari

Mechanical Engineering, University of Victoria

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Dr. Mohsen Akbari is an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and the Director of the Laboratory for Innovations in Microengineering (LiME) at the University of Victoria. In addition to his professorship, he is a member of the Center for Advanced Materials and Related Technologies (CAMTEC), member of Center for Biomedical Research (CBR), investigator at International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries (ICORD), Associate Member of Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health and the co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer at 4M Biotech. Dr. Akbari obtained his Ph.D. from Simon Fraser University and his postdoctoral training at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He is the recipient of several awards, including the NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship Award, Michael Smith Foundation Idea to Commercialization Awards, BC Innovation Council Research Award, Kaiser Foundation Award, and recognized as a Canadian Rising Star in Global Health by Grand Challenges Canada. Dr. Akbari’s research lies at the interface of cellular biology, biomaterials, and microtechnologies and aims to develop innovative approaches for disease modelling and drug delivery. He currently holds funding from CIHR, NSERC, CFI, BC Cancer Foundation, and the Department of National Defense. He is a Guest Editor of Micromachines and Gels and a member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering. His research findings have been published in 90 peer-reviewed journal papers and book chapters with an h-index of 35 and over 5300 citations. His work has been featured on the cover of 11 Journals and reported in media such as CBC News, Time Colonist, BBC News, Google News, Science Daily, The Telegraph, and Fortune.

Nick Allan

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Nick Allan is the Bio Services Manager at StarFish Medical. Allan joined the company as a Project Manager, becoming Bio Service Manager in 2016. He has provided innovative solutions to client issues ranging from proof-of-concept studies for rapid detection point of care assays to full-scale regulatory submission studies, and designed and facilitated more than 500 Unique Research Protocols. Allan is President of Chinook Contract Research, co-founder and former GM of The Institute for Applied Poultry Technologies, and former Contract Research Manager at Innovotech Inc. Allan holds an MS in Microbiology and BS in Biology from the University of Guelph.

Simon Beyer

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Simon is the Chief Technology Officer at Aspect and oversees the advancement of our biomanufacturing technologies. He leads our engineering teams and the development of our core technologies, including bioprinting systems, microfluidic printheads, biomanufacturing automation, tissue design software, and machine learning. Simon is a principal inventor of Aspect’s microfluidic bioprinting technology with broad expertise developing advanced printing systems for applications including printed electronics, self-assembling nanomaterials, and biological tissue.

Simon holds a B.A.Sc. and M.A.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the University of British Columbia

Moderator:

Kate Clancy

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Kate Clancy is a Research Associate at Angle Biosciences Inc.(ABI) and a 3DHEALS Community Manager. At ABI, she works on both engineering and surface coating projects to design fluidic devices. Kate holds a MEng in Biomedical Engineering from McGill University and BSc in Biochemistry from the University of Guelph.

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3D Bioprinting for Food

Lately, 3D printing food has become a hot topic, as climate change and the impending water shortage crisis all beckon humanity for alternative more environmental (and healthier) food sources. “Cultured meat”, “cellular agriculture”, “lab-grown meats” are all new popular concepts that are receiving increasing attention. What are the roles of 3D printing in all this? What are the issues entrepreneurs and scientists facing? Who are the influencers, rising startups, regulatory bodies for this emerging field? How is the culinary world receiving the 3D printing concept? 

Speakers:

Avery Parkinson

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Avery is the Executive Director of Cellular Agriculture Canada. She has been passionate about cell ag technology for a couple of years now and has held positions at Tufts University, Big Idea Ventures, the Good Food Institute, and the Protein Report where she has worked on creating educational content and resources to grow the industry nationally and worldwide.

Kyle Von Hasseln

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Kyle von Hasseln is an American inventor, entrepreneur and adventurer. He graduated Middlebury College with a focus in molecular ecology. He was awarded the Frank Gehry Prize for Best Thesis at the Southern California Institute of Architecture, where he invented and patented the first dehydrated food 3D printer. His startup, Sugar Lab, was acquired by 3D Systems where he led the development of the first NSF certified commercial food 3D printer. In 2020 he founded Culinary Printworks, the first on-demand culinary 3D printing firm, and brought back the retail Sugar Lab brand. Kyle is an avid backcountry skier, surfer, and alpine rock climber.

Roger Kuan

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Roger Kuan is a Partner at Haynes and Boone and chair of the Precision Medicine and Digital Health Practice Group, where he counsels companies that are uniquely positioned in the convergence of the life/medical sciences and technology industries on how to successfully navigate the complexities of the intellectual property (IP), data rights and regulatory challenges they encounter.Roger has extensive experience in IP strategy and portfolio management (utility/design patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade dress), data rights strategy, licensing and technology transactions, freedom-to-operate clearances, enforcement, monetization, IP due diligence, and dispute resolution. His practice is focused in the life sciences sector (e.g., research tools, analytical instrumentation/software, digital therapeutics, medical devices, diagnostics, biomanufacturing equipment, etc.) with an emphasis in emerging technologies such as Precision Medicine (e.g., genomic sequencing platforms, AI/ML, computational genomics/bioinformatics, molecular diagnostics, companion diagnostics, etc.), Digital Health (e.g., mobile apps, clinical decision support, software, digital therapeutics, AI/ML Imaging Diagnostics, wearables, etc.) and 3D printing/bioprinting. Prior to joining Haynes and Boone, Roger served as Director, IP Counsel at a multinational biotechnology company, where he managed a team to support the worldwide IP needs of the company’s life sciences tools, bioproduction/biomanufacturing, molecular diagnostics, and nucleic acid sequencing system/software platforms. Prior to finishing his law degree, he worked in the life sciences industry for several Fortune 500 pharmaceutical, medical device, and chemical companies. He has held professional positions in the R&D, sales, engineering, and regulatory affairs organizations.

Simon Fried

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Simon, head of business at MeaTech, grew up around restaurants, has business experience including food retail, FMCG, distilleries and 3D printing. Combined with his academic background in risk, behavioral economics, and behavior change, he’s excited to be playing a part in the cultivated meat transformation.

Moderator:

Dr. Vidya Chamundeswari Narasimhan

 3DHeals Community Manager – San Francisco

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Dr. Vidya is currently heading the Biomaterials engineering division at NEW AGE MEATS – Berkeley, California. She received her Ph.D from Nanyang Technological University(NTU), Singapore in 2018. Her research focused on developing bioactive polymeric scaffolds for musculoskeletal tissue regeneration applications.

During her post doctoral fellowship in Singapore, Vidya spearheaded various academia-industrial collaborative projects. At 3DHEALS, she is our Community Manager of San Francisco Bay Area and is also actively involved in STEM mentorship and in tutoring University and Junior college students for various competitive examinations.  

Vidya has been actively involved in research pertaining to sustainability within the agro-food and biomaterials sector, and is passionate about emerging technologies in the field of 3D bioprinting. She hopes to actively share and spread this interest amongst like minded professionals in the field of  regenerative medicine and tissue engineering. Currently Vidya has contributed to a couple of expert column blogs on bone tissue engineering and is the co-instructor of an online course on Bioinks used for Bioprinting available on Udemy!

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3D Printing in Orthopedics

In this virtual event focusing on 3D printing in Orthopedics, we feature a panel of international influencers, rising startups, and hot topics to both learn and discuss what innovators and entrepreneurs are experiencing from their personal perspectives, ranging from metal 3D printing, implants, to various other 3D technologies that are related to 3D printing surgical planning tools, such as AR/VR/MR. Through the conversation, we hope to learn more about current industry landscape and trends.

Speakers:

Dr. Alan Dang

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Dr. Alan Dang is a board-certified, licensed orthopaedic spine surgeon. He is an HS Clinical Associate Professor at UCSF. Along with his brother, Dr. Alexis Dang, he started the Orthopaedic Rapid Intelligent Fabrication (ORIF) program at UCSF/San Francisco VA and is a founding member of the UCSF Center for Applied 3D+ Technologies. Dr. Dang is also a capstone mentor and member of the selection committee for the UCSF/UC Berkeley Masters in Translational Medicine program.

Brian McLaughlin

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Brian is the founder of Amplify Additive. He is passionate about orthopedics and is well-versed in all aspects of advanced manufacturing – from the industry’s leading innovators and product development to commercialization strategies and business trends. Creative and entrepreneurial by nature, Brian’s attention is on identifying opportunities for new business development in existing and emerging orthopedic markets, and in assisting companies looking to leverage AM technology.

Brian and his team at Amplify are focused on advancing Additive Manufacturing for Orthopedics, utilizing GE Additive’s Arcam Electron Beam Melting (EBM) technology for innovative implant solutions across all indications. Brian has experience across all industry lines in the orthopedic market including design & manufacturing for a leading CMO; as a clinical specialist working directly with surgeons; as the VP of Engineering and co-founder of a Foot & Ankle implant company leveraging AM for implants; and now as the leader at Amplify Additive.  Brian has a BS in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Vermont.  

Brian lives in Yarmouth, ME with his wife and two sons. In addition to his passion for the orthopedic market, he enjoys playing and coaching soccer, alpine skiing, cycling, running and occasionally golfing.

Interview with Dr. Alan Dang, co-Founder of PrinterPrezz

Dr. Bruno Gobbato

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Dr. Gobbato is an orthopedic surgeon and specialist in the anatomy of shoulders and elbows. He has been a part of 3D printing in medicine and orthopedic models since 2013. Works with mixed reality and Artificial Intelligence. 

Interview with Dr. Bruno Gobbato: 3D Printing Orthopedics

Dr. Richard Hurley

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Dr. Richard Hurley is an orthopaedic surgeon with over a decade of experience in medical 3D printing. He is an assistant professor at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia specialising in hip and knee replacement surgery. In 2012 he co-founded Conceptualiz to provide easy to use virtual surgical planning and medical 3D printing software to healthcare providers. He is the director of the in-hospital medical 3D printing lab at the Dartmouth General Hospital. He is also the curator of the 3D Orthopaedic Special Interest Group (3DOS) and was a former computer assisted surgery product manager for DePuy Canada.

Moderator:

Dr. Nathan J. Castro

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Dr. Nathan J. Castro is an experienced biomedical researcher and entrepreneur.  He has assisted in the design, testing, regulatory approval and clinical translation of 3D printed medical devices, as well as co-founded Nanochon, Inc.  He is skilled in policy analysis, life sciences, data analysis, and quantitative research with particular interest in clinical translational (bench-to-bedside).  With domestic and international research appointments at well-recognized laboratories, Dr. Castro is always in search of opportunities to leave a positive impact on whomever he has the pleasure of working with.

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The Legal Landscape in Healthcare 3D Printing

It is our experience that risk can be mitigated with knowledge. In the upcoming months, we plan to invite legal and regulatory experts to provide foundation knowledge and updates on the legal landscape in healthcare 3D printing. These webinars will focus on critical issues faced by entrepreneurs and startups in the healthcare 3D printing ecosystem, ranging from intellectual property, medical device liability, as well as FDA and CE regulations and guidance, focusing both on biological and non biological devices.

Speakers:

Sean Burke

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Sean Burke is partner and vice chair of the products liability trial division at Duane Morris. He is in the firm’s Washington, DC office.  Mr. Burke’s practice focuses on representation of manufacturers of medical devices in products liability cases across the country, including in consolidated multi-plaintiff matters in both federal court and state courts. His experience includes defense of large total joint replacements (hips, knees, ankles, and shoulders) and resurfacings, tissue matrices and patches, fusion plates, and surgical instruments.  He has a particular interest and focus on additive manufacturing, consulting and advising clients on best practices in the early stages of development to reduce risk of products liability exposure.  He has tried medical device cases before juries in both state and federal courts while also handling numerous mediations.  He works closely with scientific experts to advance causation and liability defenses in the areas of biomechanical engineering, toxicology, histology, epidemiology, orthopedic surgery and FDA regulations.

Roger Kuan

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Roger Kuan is a Partner at Haynes and Boone and chair of the Precision Medicine and Digital Health Practice Group, where he counsels companies that are uniquely positioned in the convergence of the life/medical sciences and technology industries on how to successfully navigate the complexities of the intellectual property (IP), data rights and regulatory challenges they encounter.Roger has extensive experience in IP strategy and portfolio management (utility/design patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade dress), data rights strategy, licensing and technology transactions, freedom-to-operate clearances, enforcement, monetization, IP due diligence, and dispute resolution. His practice is focused in the life sciences sector (e.g., research tools, analytical instrumentation/software, digital therapeutics, medical devices, diagnostics, biomanufacturing equipment, etc.) with an emphasis in emerging technologies such as Precision Medicine (e.g., genomic sequencing platforms, AI/ML, computational genomics/bioinformatics, molecular diagnostics, companion diagnostics, etc.), Digital Health (e.g., mobile apps, clinical decision support, software, digital therapeutics, AI/ML Imaging Diagnostics, wearables, etc.) and 3D printing/bioprinting. Prior to joining Haynes and Boone, Roger served as Director, IP Counsel at a multinational biotechnology company, where he managed a team to support the worldwide IP needs of the company’s life sciences tools, bioproduction/biomanufacturing, molecular diagnostics, and nucleic acid sequencing system/software platforms. Prior to finishing his law degree, he worked in the life sciences industry for several Fortune 500 pharmaceutical, medical device, and chemical companies. He has held professional positions in the R&D, sales, engineering, and regulatory affairs organizations.

Dr. Jenny Chen

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Dr. Jenny Chen is trained as a neuroradiologist, founder/CEO of 3DHEALS. Her main interests include medical education, 3D printing in the healthcare sector, and artificial intelligence. She is also a current adjunct clinical faculty in the radiology department at Stanford Healthcare.

Point of Care 3D Printing July 15

Point of Care 3D Printing

Point of care 3D printing is becoming one of the biggest attractions in adopting 3D printing in healthcare systems because it demonstrates the ability to decentralize manufacturing personalized medical devices. The medical devices can range from anatomical modeling, implants, to surgical guides based on the latest updates from all over the world. However, for companies interested in expanding markets either locally or regionally, understanding the complex relationships among different players and regulations are critical. In this webinar, we invited an international panel of experts who had both clinical and industrial experiences in point of care 3D printing to have an exciting conversation that we have all been waiting for.

Speakers:

Andrew Woodward

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Andrew has been working in medical imaging for 38 years and holds ARRT certifications in Radiography, Computed Tomography and Quality Management. After 30 years of teaching medical imaging, Andrew retired to join the Advanced Medical Imaging Lab (AMIL) at The University of North Carolina Medical Center in 2106. His experience in education, radiography, vascular interventional radiology, cardiac catheterization and computed tomography added a new perspective on how to expand the AMIL’s services.  In 2017, Andrew provided proof of concept 3D printed models to his superiors and suggested that they implement a Point of Care 3D printing program that would be an integral part the image post-processing the AMIL was currently performing. The idea was well received and he began the process of procuring software and 3D printers to start production of models for patient education and surgical planning. Currently, the AMIL utilizes Mimics inPrint™ for creating the model files and the following printers: three Ultimaker S5; one Ultimaker 3 Extended and a Form3.  Andrew has created models for complex pediatric spinal deformities; pediatric congenital heart defects, adult congenital heart disease, maxillofacial reconstruction and numerous orthopedic models for complex surgical cases. He is also involved in variety of research projects investigating the use of 3D printing of models for surgical training.

Martin Herzmann

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Martin Herzmann started his medtech career in 1999 at Brainlab and was responsible for preoperative planning software. In 2007 he joined Ziehm Imaging and worked for another eight years as Marketing Director for medical capital equipment. In 2015, he joined the Materialise Medical division as Sales Manager and was responsible for German-speaking installations of planning software and services for medical 3D printing.

Since 2019, Martin Herzmann has been working as Business Development Manager at Kumovis. The company focuses on medical 3D printing with high-performance polymers and biodegradable polymers and launched the R1 3D printer in summer 2019: a system for additive manufacturing exclusively in medical technology. Customers include both hospitals and medical technology companies.

Paul Fotheringham

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Paul Fotheringham is the founder of 3D LifePrints (3DLP) and is an experienced Technologist, Entrepreneur, and 3D printing expert who focuses on the medical sector. He holds a joint Bachelor of Science degree in Computer & Management Science from the University of Edinburgh. After graduating, he worked in over 10 countries including the US, UK, HK, Japan, and South Korea as an Enterprise Architect for organizations such as the London Stock Exchange, British Petroleum, Accenture and Macquarie Group. In 2012 he took up a post as Chief Technology Officer for a global Micro-finance organization in Kenya where he subsequently started 3DLP initially as a Social Enterprise in order to provide sustainable, affordable and suitable 3D printed prosthetics for developing world amputees. He currently overseas 3DLP’s European operations from Barcelona that provide a variety of innovative medical 3D printing products and services to medical institutions.

Daniel Crawford

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Daniel Crawford is the Founder & Chief Strategy Officer of axial3D, a company creating automated solutions to make patient specific surgery routine practice in hospitals globally. Daniel graduated with a BSc Hons in Biomedical Engineering and an MSc in Medical Visualisation and Human Anatomy. He has over 10 years experience in medical device development and deployment into clinical settings, 7 of which are specifically related to medical 3D printing and automated applications. Daniel is responsible for the strategy within Axial3D, including its machine learning algorithms for use in creating 3D printed models from 2D medical scans.

Moderator:

Hannah Riedle

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Hannah studied Mechanical Engineer at the Technical University of Munich, where she specialized in medical technology. During her following Ph.D. at the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, her research focused on the creation of digital anatomical models, additive manufacturing thereof, and as well as biomechanical and medical testing. From the topic of her Ph.D., she derived a business model which resulted in the foundation of ANAMOS in July 2020, where she is now responsible for the operational business as well as the technical development. Hannah has been the Munich-based 3DHEALS community manager since June 2017.

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Advancements in 3D Printed Anatomical Modeling

3D printed anatomical modeling is perhaps the earliest and most widespread application of additive manufacturing in healthcare. However, rapid advancements in software, materials, 3D printers, and more and more use cases are enabling further adoption by healthcare providers and more accessibility to the patients. This webinar aims to update the audience what are the latest applications by clinicians, as well as the ecosystem and new technologies that are supporting them. Since this is also a community-building event organized by Hannah Riedle, our Munich-based manager, speakers will be selected from Germany and the surrounding communities.

Organizer: 

Hannah Riedle 

3DHEALS Munich Community Manager

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Hannah studied Mechanical Engineer at the Technical University of Munich, where she specialized in medical technology. During her following Ph.D. at the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, her research focused on the creation of digital anatomical models, additive manufacturing thereof, and as well as biomechanical and medical testing. From the topic of her Ph.D., she derived a business model which resulted in the foundation of ANAMOS in July 2020, where she is now responsible for the operational business as well as the technical development. Hannah has been the Munich-based 3DHEALS community manager since June 2017.

Speakers:

Björn Petersen 

Sales Manager DACH MEDICAL (Head of Sales) at Materialise

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Talk title: Software for 3D Printing at the Point of Care

Björn Petersen holds a degree in business administration and is in his actual position Sales Manager DACH MEDICAL for Materialise. He is working every day to bring mass personalization with 3D printing to the Point of Care and to increase the efficiency and quality of inpatient care. Björn is convinced that anatomical modeling is certainly an important tool to reach this goal. Before he was tackling the 3D market for Materialise, Björn gained a wide range of experience within national and international Med-Tech companies and delivered their complex medical products/services to the market.

Bernhard Dorweiler, M.D. 

Professor and Chair at the Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, University Hospital Cologne, Germany

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Talk title: 3D-printing and anatomic modelling in Vascular Surgery

Prof. Dr. Bernhard Dorweiler is Director of the Department of Vascular Surgery at the University Medical Center of Cologne. He received his M.D. Ph.D. from Johannes-Gutenberg University in Mainz 1997 and then completed residencies for general surgery (1997-2004) and vascular surgery (2004-2006). Following a research fellowship at Columbia University New York (NY, USA) (2008-2009), he was appointed Head of the Division of Vascular Surgery, University Medical Center Mainz in 2010. In 2020, Prof. Dorweiler moved to Cologne and was appointed full professor of Vascular Surgery at the University of Cologne. Prof. Dorweiler’s research interests include complex aortic surgery, peripheral arterial surgery with a focus on reconstruction using biological material and basic science (Atherosclerosis). Since 2015, Prof. Dorweiler is interested in 3D-printing and implemented in-house 3D-Printing Labs in Mainz and currently in Cologne where anatomical 3D-prints are generated to support patient-specific precision-medicine.

Julian FĂĽrmetz, M.D. 

Section Head and Chief physician at the Department of General, Trauma and Reconstructive Surgery, Munich University Hospital, LMU, Germany

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Talk title: From 3D imaging to the OR – analysis, planning, 3D printing, and performance of osteotomies around the knee

PD Dr. Julian FĂĽrmetz graduated from the University of Leipzig in 2008. He began his training at the Department of Trauma Surgery and Orthopaedics at Leipzig University Hospital. His main interest early on was reconstructive surgery, and in 2012 he moved to the 3D surgery working group at the University of Munich as a research assistant.

In 2015, he completed his residency and then worked full-time at the Department of General, Trauma, Hand and Plastic Surgery at the University of Munich. Since 2016, he has been head of knee surgery and sports traumatology at the Musculoskeletal University Centre Munich.

His main areas of expertise are 3D deformity correction, arthroplasty, defect reconstruction and preoperative digital analysis and planning procedures. His research group was recently awarded the Science Award of the German Knee Society 2020, the Best Paper Award of the German Knee Society 2019 and the Best Paper National of the ESSKA 2020.

In addition to reconstructive surgery, Dr. FĂĽrmetz is interested in sports medicine and medical care in professional football.

Simon Enzinger, MD, DMD

Managing Senior physician at the University Clinic for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Salzburg, Austria

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Talk Title: Advantages of 3D printed anatomical models in Maxillofacial and Craniofacial Surgery

Simon Enzinger graduated medicine 2003 and dentistry 2007 from the Medical University Innsbruck. He then joined the Department of Maxillofacial Surgery in Salzburg. Here he completed his training as an MKG surgeon. He was appointed senior physician in 2016 and has been managing senior physician at the University Hospital Salzburg since 2020. 

His main areas of expertise are tumor surgery, traumatology, microsurgery.He has been involved with technical innovations in maxillofacial surgery since 2007 and was, among other things, responsible for the development of the new surgical technique. He has been involved with technical innovations in maxillofacial surgery since 2007 and was, among other things, substantially involved in the implementation of the 1st 3D printer at the University Hospital Salzburg. Especially since the establishment of the Reference Center for Cleft patients and Craniofacial Anomalies, 3D printing has become an integral part of maxillofacial surgery.

Hannah Riedle, PhD 

Cofounder, CEO & CTO at ANAMOS

Bio: see above

Talk title: Generic anatomical models for surgical simulation

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Advanced Visualization in Healthcare: AR/VR/MR

True breakthrough or social media sensation? We will do a deep dive into how the latest technological advancements in advanced visualization, augmented reality, virtual reality, mixed reality (AR/VR/MR) are changing the way we interact and potentially improve healthcare. We will invite several field experts, entrepreneurs, and researchers to explore together. 

Speakers: 

Byeol “Star” Kim

Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Johns Hopkins University

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Star is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Johns Hopkins University. She is concurrently teaching a course, Human-Robot Interaction, in the Department of Computer Science. Her research expertise is human-computer interaction, especially for medical and virtual/augmented reality applications. At her current advisor’s, Dr. Axel Krieger, lab, she joined a project on creating patient-specific vascular grafts that are hemodynamically evaluated through computational fluid dynamics simulations and biodegradable. Thinking from the doctors’ perspectives, she thought creating software that provides features to perform complicated tasks and calculations that requires deep engineering knowledge could bolster diagnostic accuracies and preoperative planning. Her proposed idea has extensively been explored and developed as her Ph.D. dissertation topic, and it also became the foundation of her startup, Corfix Medical – a medical technology company specializing in cardiac surgical simulations and optimization. Website: www.terpconnect.umd.edu/~star

Ed LaHood

CEO of Thyng

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Ed has over 30 years of experience starting, building and investing in successful start-ups. Ed currently serves as the CEO of Thyng, an Augmented Reality company focused on developing the next generation of healthcare solutions using advanced 3D visualization technologies.

Prior to Thyng, Ed founded, financed, and sold a number of startups, including: (1.) VREAM, Inc. – founded in 1991 establishing a new industry for Virtual Reality on the PC. VREAM won the PC Magazine Editor’s Choice Award in November 1996, and was named the 4th most popular download on the web by Wired Magazine in May 1996. VREAM was bundled with early retail versions of Microsoft Internet Explorer and Netscape Navigator. VREAM raised its first round of Venture Funding in 1995, and was acquired by Platinum Technology in 1996; (2.) BeautyJungle, Inc. – raised $23 Million to build the largest online Beauty Retailer to date with 10,000 products and over 100 employees. BeautyJungle was named by Fortune Magazine in 2000 as the 4th best e-commerce site on the web, right behind Amazon at #3; (3.) MainCloud LLC – one of the first cloud computing platforms allowing users to store, view, and share all of the content in their digital world;

Ed began his career as a Consultant with Arthur Andersen in 1987. In 1988 Ed joined a group of Partners from Arthur Andersen in launching the Information Consulting Group, a technology consulting firm funded by Saatchi & Saatchi. The Information Consulting Group was acquired by McKinsey & Co in 1989, where Ed served as a Consultant until 1990. Ed graduated Cum Laude with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame in 1987.

Dr. Jesse Courtier

Associate Professor of Pediatric Radiology at the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital and co-Founder of Sira Medical

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Dr. Jesse Courtier is an Associate Professor of Pediatric Radiology at the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital and co-Founder of Sira Medical, a startup focusing on the application of Augmented Reality for improved medical education, training, and pre-surgical planning. He co-developed the initial versions of the Sira application for the Microsoft Hololens and Apple iOS after seeing the challenging disconnect between medical imaging and surgery, subsequently being awarded the UCSF Innovation Ventures Catalyst Award. Dr Courtier is a multi-award winning educator, and physician leader. His interests lie in use of advanced imaging technology for medical education and improved patient care.


Keita Funakawa

Co-founded Nanome

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Keita’s passion lies at the intersection of emerging technologies, digital arts, and economics. He graduated from UC San Diego with a B.S. in Management Science (Quantitative Economics) and a minor in Visual Arts Digital Media. He co-founded Nanome in 2015 and now leads company operations.

Nanome enables expert scientists, students, and hobbyists to design and simulate molecules in Virtual Reality. Nanome is the next step in computational/medicinal chemistry, structural biology, and beyond.



Moderator:

Peter Rowland

North American Channel Director at Roboze

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Currently the North American Channel Director at Roboze, a high-end 3D printer manufacturer who is re-shaping the manufacturing industry and revolutionizing the world of 3D Printing with the most precise technology, capable of processing super polymers and composite materials for the realization of finished functional parts to be used in the most extreme conditions.  Having also held a number of senior leadership positions in sales, technology and operations, in both public and private environments, with a passion for leadership, presenting, training and consulting on 3D printing, virtual reality, laser scanning, lean manufacturing and document management software and processes.