Webinar

Biomaterials for 3D Printing

Biomaterial science is one of the major pillars of the successful advancement of 3D printed solutions for healthcare. In this webinar, we invited stakeholders from academia, industry, larger chemical and material companies, and rising startups to give you a comprehensive view of where material science technology for healthcare 3D printing is at. We aim to provide information with enough breadth and depth that is suitable for both the general public and industry experts.

Speakers:

Guillaume de Calan

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Guillaume de Calan is founder and CEO of Nanoe, a leading supplier of high tech raw materials for the ceramic industry. Through our brand Zetamix, he also launched the first line of filaments for accessible 3D printing of ceramic and metal parts. At Nanoe, we believe material innovation is at the core of new emerging technologies such as 3D printing, Li Ion batteries, medical implants and many more, and we strive to develop and produce best in class raw materials for these applications.

Rao Bezwada

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An accomplished scientist and entrepreneur, Rao S. Bezwada, Ph.D. established Bezwada Biomedical LLC, an innovation based and technology driven company. The company is focused on developing a wide range of novel absorbable polymeric biomaterials that represent platform technologies capable of enhancing the quality of life by producing next generation bioabsorbable medical devices with therapeutic applications. Dr. Bezwada is the inventor of numerous absorbable technologies including absorbable polyurethanes, absorbable amino acid polymers, absorbable polyester amides, absorbable polyoxaesters and controlled release polymers. Dr Bezwada’s absorbable polyurethane technology is used in FDA approved products, MONTAGE®, MONTAGE Fast Set Putty, Montage Flowable Putty and PERMATAGE Putty which has been commercialized by Abyrx corporation. In addition, our absorbable polymers are used as bioinks, adhesion prevention barriers, absorbable drug eluting stent coatings, tissue adhesives and sealants, medical device coatings, drug delivery polymers, drug device combinations, absorbable implantable devices and tissue engineering biomaterial scaffolds. Bioinks innovation is one of our specialties. We offer a portfolio of bioinks that consists of PEG Acrylates, PEG Methacrylate’s, PEG Acrylamides, functionalized PEGs and copolymers of PEG with PLGA and Caprolactone. These bioinks can be customized to meet the needs to the customers including molecular weight, viscosity etc. If you’re looking for specialty polymers for 3D printing, please get in touch to discuss your application requirements.

Caroline Lauret 

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Caroline Lauret joined Evonik in 2018 as a Senior Business Manager for Medical Devices. Caroline’s expertise lies in the field of medical device applications and she has been active in this market for more than 15 years. Caroline studied Biomedical Engineering at the Technical University Eindhoven, the Netherlands, and obtained her Master’s degree in Material Sciences. She has a strong background in global sales management, Medical Devices, Polymer Technology, and Materials Science.

Thiago Borges

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Dr. Thiago Borges is manager for customer projects at Evonik’s biomaterials center in Birmingham, Alabama. He has 13 years of experience in the medical device industry and is responsible for managing customer projects, providing technical application support, and managing internal innovation projects for medical device solutions. Thiago joined Evonik in 2015 and was previously a project manager for RESOMER® Filament and other products where he coordinated the development of technical grade and GMP grades for this product. Prior to Evonik, he worked for eight years in the medical device industry holding different positions in R&D and operations, in particular working with stents and embolization devices. Thiago holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from University of Sao Paulo, and a PhD in Polymer Science & Engineering from Case Western Reserve University in the U.S.

Ben Hartkopp

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Ben Hartkopp is an inventor and co-inventor of a new kind of 3D printing system capable of jetting extremely viscous materials. The first application that this system addresses is printing photorealistic, full dentures in a single process with a far less post process than current systems on the market. He currently focuses on patent writing and strategy, test design, and research and development.

Moderator:

Dr. Jenny Chen

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Dr. Jenny Chen is trained as a neuroradiologist, founder/CEO of 3DHEALS. Her main interests include next generation education, 3D printing in the healthcare sector, automated biology, artificial intelligence. She is an angel investor who invests in Pitch3D companies.

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Dental 3D Printing: Pioneers and Rulebreakers

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, and software development, to new clinical workflows. Applications ranging from surgical guides, implants, dentures, and 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:

Gordon Lai

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Dr. Gordon Lai received his DDS degree from University of California School of Dentistry in 2006 and subsequently completed a one year GPR at the VA Palo Alto. While serving as the associate dental director at a community clinic in the SF Bay Area for 10 years, he was also active in mentoring residents for the UCSF/NYU Langone AEGD residency program. He subsequently completed his endodontics specialty training at University of Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in 2020 and is currently teaching part time as an assistant professor at UOP as well as working in private practice. One of his main areas of research interest is finding innovative ways to incorporate 3D printing, Virtual Reality, and Augmented Reality into clinical practice as well as educating dental students.

Nabeel Cajee

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Nabeel Cajee is a dentist and thought leader in 3D printing in dentistry. He is the Dental Ambassador of 3DHEALS, a healthcare 3D printing innovation platform. During the early days of the COVID19 shut down, he spearheaded the PRINTtoPROTECT Coalition, a group of digital makers who produced 10,000 face shields for frontline healthcare workers in Central California. Nabeel maintains a private practice in Manteca, CA where he focuses on implant and complex dentistry. He envisions a world where clinicians use 3D digital imaging & fabrication to create better and more accessible patient treatment. IG: @drcajee

Mayra Torres Vasques

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  • Founder of Innov3D 
  • PhD at the School of Dentistry – Univ. of Sao Paulo (FOUSP) 
  • Fellowship in TMD and Orofacial Pain at the University of Kentucky – USA 
  • Member of the Center for Occlusion, TMD and Orofacial Pain, Department of Prosthesis, FOUSP
  • Professor at CRAI – FOUSP – “3D Printing in Dentistry” 
  • Founding member of the Brazilian Society of Digital Dentistry 
  • Researcher in the field of additives manufacturing (3D printing) at FOUSP 
  • São Paulo community manager of the 3DHeals organization – “Dental 3D Meetup” study group organizer 
  • Latin America Chair of the organization “Women in 3D Printing” 
  • Publication of articles on the topic of additive manufacturing in dentistry

Ron Ellenbogen

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Ron Ellenbogen is the Director of Dental Products at Stratasys. In the 3D printing industry for the past 8.5 years, Ron led product management for several key dental products such as the J5 DentaJet, Origin One Dental and J700/J720 Dental. Before entering the dental segment, Ron led high end PolyJet printers such as the J750, the first full color resin printer. Before joining Stratasys Ron was a product manager at PrimeSense, the company behind the XBox Kinect until PrimeSense was acquired by Apple. Before that Ron was a product marketing manager and strategic marketing manager at Orbotech, a leader in capital equipment for the electronics industry. Ron has a B.Sc. in Computer Science from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, M.Sc. in Computer Science for Tel Aviv University and MBA from INSEAD. He was a Captain in the Israeli Air-Force where he served as a SW development group manager.

Cory Lambertson

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Cory Lambertson has over 8 years of experience in additive manufacturing. He started his career in the Dental Laboratory Industry after college by joining his Father at Heartland Dental Laboratory in 2013. From there, Cory ventured off into corporate dentistry which is where he was first introduced to the Asiga brand of 3D Printers. Cory found a passion for the Asiga brand of 3D Printers due to the revolutionary changes that they bring to the dental industry. Today, Cory is the General Manager of Americas at Asiga, and is based out of Ann Arbor Michigan.

Moderator:

Dr. Jenny Chen

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Dr. Jenny Chen is trained as a neuroradiologist, founder/CEO of 3DHEALS. Her main interests include next generation education, 3D printing in the healthcare sector, automated biology, artificial intelligence. She is an angel investor who invests in Pitch3D companies.

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3D Printing for Veterinary Medicine

According to American Pet Product Association (APPA), the current pet-related product industry is worth more than 100 billion dollars, where one-third is veterinary-related products based on 2020 data. There is a steady growth of this remarkable industry, but there are definitely more pet owners now than ever after the pandemic. Some interesting veterinary-related data can be found here.

According to AVMA, Vets experienced a 50% increase in new pets per week Mar-Aug. 2020. Similar to human society, the pet market experiences similar supply chain and manufacturing challenges. Can 3D printing provide better, more efficient veterinary care and a more robust supply chain than the traditional way of things?

Speakers:

Alexander Then

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Alexander is a Veterinary Surgeon since 2015 with main interest in Diagnostic Imaging. He has undertaken Master Degree classes in CT, MRI, ultrasonography and nuclear medicine. These courses where a part of a program which is called Imaging and Functional Medicine and are mainly aimed for human doctors and radiology nurses. Further, he finished a 1.5 years long post graduate program for engineers that allows him to use the title of a 3D Printing Specialist. He has been doing 3D Printed jigs with the surgical planning at the 200+ employee Small Animal Hospital in Gothenburg, Sweden for over a year now and is keen to do even more. Recently he also started the first veterinary company in the Nordic countries which today is focused on offering guide systems with 3D printed jigs for veterinary professionals to make the surgical procedures easier and much more precise.

Andrew Allshorn

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Andrew Graduated Wolverhampton School of Art and Design with a Degree in Product Design. In 1994 he started his career in AM/3D Printing running an SLA250 and Vacuum system at Liverpool University, before being offered the position of Applications Engineer at 3D Systems introducing 3DPrinting all over the world. After nearly 30 years in the industry Andrew is still running his own company and is extremely passionate about promoting AM via STEAM Education and getting children involved at schools and colleges. Education is the way forward for this industry and it is also the AMUG philosophy for its members. He is a problem solver and love nothing more than helping develop new applications for all industries For the past three years Andrew has served in the Vice President position for AMUG and he also sits on the TCT Expert Advisory Board and is involved in their Bright Minds Initiative at the TCT3Sixty event, as well as being a Create Education Ambassador where he visits schools to educate children about our amazing industry.

Johnny Uday

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I am a Veterinarian Surgeon passionate about 3D printing; currently working designing and manufacturing patient specific implants for human/animal use.

Dr. Kalman Czeibert

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After graduation, he worked as a clinician veterinarian in a small animal hospital. In 2012, he joined the Department of Anatomy and Histology at the University of Veterinary Medicine, Budapest, to teach veterinary anatomy. In 2016, he became a research member of the Senior Family Dog Project at the ‘ELTE’ Eotvos Lorand University, which investigated canine cognitive dysfunction with an international ERC group. He defended his Ph.D. thesis on canine neuroanatomy and 3D modelling, and due to his interest in these topics, he coordinates the Canine Brain and Tissue Bank and regularly assists in small animal brain surgeries. Currently, he is working at LimesVet Ltd. in a research-innovation-development position to create custom-made veterinary equipment and integrating digital modelling, 3D printing and anatomical visualization into the routine clinical, research and educational life.

Moderator:

Richard Doerer

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Richard Doerer is the 3DHEALS Detroit Community Manager. He is the founder of Modl3D, LLC, a medical technology company specializing in 3D printing and medical imagery for veterinary practices and education. Recent projects include canine nasal sarcomas, brain meningiomas, and aneurysms in the caudal cava.

Richard made a career change to work in the medical field after hearing Dr. David Zopf at a Materialise event in Detroit. Dr. Zopf was a recent speaker at the 3DHEALS Detroit event at the University of Michigan in January 2020. 

A former Yale School of Architecture faculty member in architectural model building, Richard has been involved with 3D printing since the early 1990s with SLA’s from 3D Systems.

In addition to his work with Modl3D, Richard is the Additive Lab Manager/Engineering Manager for Adient, LLC. Adient, LLC is the largest global automotive seat manufacturer.  

Richard is an automotive industry expert featured on numerous panel discussions and holds numerous patents for innovative automotive applications. He is a graduate of Michigan State University, MBA and Yale School of Art, MFA.

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3D Bioprinting Cancer

Cancer, what a modern-day existential threat to humanity, is a word that triggers a cringe from the most fearless. Over the past decades in modern medicine, we have made much progress in cancer care, ranging from diagnosis, surgical advancements, to therapeutics. Despite that, cancer is surpassing heart diseases as a leading cause of death in the United States in 2020. [Ref] The demand for faster diagnostics and better treatment is driving researchers to technologies like 3D printing and 3D bioprinting. 

Speakers:

Dr. Antti Arjonen

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Cancer research, microscopy, cell biology, image-based high-throughput screening, 3D bioprinting

Dr. Karolina Valente

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Karolina has a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering, and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering. She has deep expertise in tissue engineering, 3D bioprinting, and oncology. Karolina has published multiple peer-reviewed papers and is currently an Assistant Teaching Professor at the University of Victoria and the CEO & CSO of VoxCell BioInnovation.

Raphael Lichtnecker

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I got my Master´s degree in Pharmaceutical Bioprocess Engineering at Technical University Munich. Afterwards I started as Business Development Manager at ViscoTec where I am responsible for the technology transfer of the progressive cavity pump to the bioprinting sector. I´m in this position for four years now.

Moderator:

Dr. Jenny Chen

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Dr. Jenny Chen is trained as a neuroradiologist, founder/CEO of 3DHEALS. Her main interests include next generation education, 3D printing in the healthcare sector, automated biology, artificial intelligence. She is an angel investor who invests in Pitch3D companies.

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3D Printed Prosthetics

Over the years, the images of disabled children with colorful prosthetic limbs inspired impactful movements like the ENABLE community and Victoria Hand Project, as well as enumerable passionate innovators who have pushed the boundaries to increase accessibility and lower the cost of orthotics and prosthetics. However, the field of 3D printed prosthetics has advanced significantly since the days of ENABLE hands. These advancements include not just hardware, materials, but also software, designs, 3D scanning, and lately completely digitalized workflow at the point of care, often leveraging machine learning and artificial intelligence. More importantly, technologists are now working more closely with clinicians to create a more efficient and more evidence-based patient-centered clinical solution. In this highly anticipated webinar, we invited experts with decades of technical, business, and clinical experiences and diverse perspectives to give the attendees a 360-degree view of the current and future status of the industry. 

Speakers:

Bryan Craft

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Bryan Craft started his career in medical 3D technology during a time where Coronavirus was threatening the supply of critical medical equipment (PPE). Working with a service bureau in North Carolina, he and his team 3D printed and delivered thousands of face shields to medical professionals in North Carolina and beyond. Bryan has devoted his time to learn how the 3D technology industry can improve medical device manufacturing specifically for Orthotics and Prosthetics. In 2021, Bryan joined the medical technology company, Spentys, where he is making 3D technology a reality in O&P. His core focus is to enhance the patient experience by increasing customization, exploring advanced materials, and working closely with innovative clinicians. Bryan has investigated the time savings for clinicians who adopt streamlined 3D technology and continues to search for new applications and use cases.

Albert Shih

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Albert Shih is Professor in Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, and Institute of Gerontology at the University of Michigan. He received PhD from Purdue University in 1991 and was a manufacturing engineer at Cummins and an Associate Professor at NC State University before joining the University of Michigan in 2003. He served in the Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office in 2017 and was the President of NAMRI SME in 2019-2020. Dr. Shih is a pioneer in biomedical manufacturing. He is the recipient of the Fulbright Scholar, SAE Teetor Educational Award, SME Taylor Research Medal and Education Award, and ASME Shaw Manufacturing Research, Blackall Machine Tool & Gage Award, and Ennor Manufacturing Technology Award. Professor Shih is the Fellow of ASME, SME, and CIRP.

Michael Peirone

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Michael started volunteering with Victoria Hand Project when it was still a university research project, and has seen it grow across the world. Through his years with VHP, Michael has gotten a broad view of the organization as a volunteer, student intern, Biomedical Designer, the COO, and most recently taking on the role of CEO.

Samer Moussa

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Samer Moussa has a background that merges design, clinical care, and business development of medical devices. With an undergrad in Mechanical Engineering, a Masters of Science in Orthotics and Prosthetics and currently pursuing an MBA, he has transitioned from everyday clinical care as a CPO to working as a product manager with different medical device manufacturers. From adjustable prosthetic sockets with LIM Innovations to innovative off-the-shelf knee and spine devices with Breg and the latest venture with HP, Arize Orthotics which is a fully developed end-to-end solution for custom orthotics. Samer has been in the O&P industry for 10 years and his main passion is finding the right bridge between new technology and clinical pain points in a way that both businesses can strive.

Prof. Dr. Hans-Werner Schmidt

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Hans-Werner Schmidt studied Chemistry at the University of Mainz (Germany) and ETH Zürich (Switzerland). He received his Dr. rer. nat. degree in Macromolecular Chemistry at the University of Mainz. After a stay at the DuPont Central Research in Wilmington, Delaware he moved to the University of Marburg to obtain his Habilitation. From 1989 to 1994 he was Assistant and Associate Professor of Materials with tenure at the Materials Department, College of Engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Since 1994 he is Full Professor for Macromolecular Chemistry at the University of Bayreuth. He was Vice President for research at the University of Bayreuth and is founding director of the Bavarian Polymer Institute. He has many years of research experience in the development of polymer materials for emerging technologies. For over 10 years, he has been involved in the development of materials for additive manufacturing. As co-founder of the German based company PPprint, he is actively involved in the development of 3D printing materials for applications in medical technology.

Moderator:

Dr. Jenny Chen

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Dr. Jenny Chen is trained as a neuroradiologist, and founder/CEO of 3DHEALS. Her main interests include next-generation education, 3D printing in the healthcare sector, automated biology, and artificial intelligence. She is an angel investor who invests in Pitch3D companies.

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3D Bioprinting for Skin

Skin and its derivatives of hair follicles, nails, sweat, and oil glands play a myriad of important roles within our body. Since the skin comes into direct contact with the outside world, it is highly susceptible to cuts, abrasions, and burns. Although the skin has a higher regenerative capacity than most tissues, the repair of large-scale deep injuries, such as deep burns, is mainly scar repair. The current standard of care for patients with severe large area skin defects consists of autologous skin grafting or dermal substitutes. However, the shortage of donor skin sites and infection risks limit the application of grafts and emerging dermal substitutes still face challenges in delivering cells to clinically relevant wound topologies and the promotion of vascularization. The 3D bioprinting of skin models has garnered increasing research interest in recent years due to the potential in disease modeling, testing the efficacy of new treatments, and providing alternatives to animal testing. Continued developments in 3D bioprinting skin equivalents show promise in defining the composition of biomaterials, cells, and bioactive factors for accelerated wound regeneration.

Speakers:

Abbas Shafiee

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Dr Abbas Shafiee is a tissue engineering & regenerative medicine scientist interested in translational cell-based and tissue engineering strategies to treat human diseases. 

Dr Shafiee completed his PhD at The University of Queensland on stem cell biology. His research career during his PhD had key contributions to delineating endothelial niche and vascular stem cells in the human placental tissues, including the seminal discovery of an entirely new stem cell population, coined as ‘Meso-Endothelial Bipotent Progenitor’ and the identification of key driver signatures for endothelial and bipotential progenitor function. Post-PhD, he joined Queensland University of Technology and conducted multiple projects on cancer and bone tissue engineering. Dr Shafiee has developed innovative tissue engineered models intersecting concepts from stem cell biology, cancer, and tissue engineering to study species-specific cancer bone metastasis at an unprecedented level of detail. Utilizing the tissue engineering concept, he was able to better understand the mechanisms of cancer bone metastasis. Additionally, he was successful in obtaining project grants, and developed a biomimetically designed scaffolds and investigated the interactions of multipotent mesenchymal stem/stromal cell and skin progenitors with 3D printed scaffolds. 

Dr Shafiee joined Herston Biofabrication Institute (HBI, MNHHS, Brisbane) in 2020 and started a research program to develop, implement, and evaluate the applications of 3D printing, scanning, cell therapies, and biofabrication technologies in skin wound settings. Using 3D printing and stem/progenitor cell delivery he could develop new approaches to enhances physiological wound closure with reduced scar tissue formation. He is also is part of a national program aiming to develop 3D bioprinting technology to treat skin wounds.

Colin McGuckin

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Colin was the UK’s first Full Professor of Regenerative Medicine, before Founding CTIBIOTECH to create not only organ-based models for drug screening and efficacy testing, but also to create cell and organ therapies of the future. Coming from a background of Hematology / Oncology his work expanded in the 1990’s to stem cells and his academic group were first in the world to create neural and hepatic tissues from adult stem cells. Now at CTIBIOTECH they are leaders in 3D bioprinting models of the human body, with a lot of success in complex skin, tumors and liver systems.

Axel Guenther

Professor, University of Toronto

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Dr. Guenther is a Full Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, with cross-appointment at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Toronto. He obtained his doctoral degree from ETH Zurich and conducted postdoctoral research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received the ETH medal (2002), the Ontario Early Researcher Award (2009), the I.W. Smith Award of the Canadian Society of Mechanical Engineers (2010) and the Innovator of the Year (2013) and Safwat Zaky Research Leader (2021) Awards of the University of Toronto. He is interested in microfluidic and biofabrication strategies for hierarchical biomaterials and tissues. He invented several bioprinting technologies and currently serves as the founding Co-Director of the nationally unique Centre for Research and Applications in Fluidic Technologies (CRAFT), a collaborative research center between the University of Toronto and the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) that aims to accelerate the translation of microfluidic device innovations to industry and to the clinic.

Amaris Castanon

Field Application Specialist at CELLINK

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Amaris Castanon completed a Bachelor of Science at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) in Cellular and Molecular Biochemistry and graduated with Magna Cum Laude high honors. She then completed a Master of Science with High Honors in Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine at The University of Sheffield in the UK, while working at the Kroto Research Institute on a bioengineering project involving regenerative medicine approaches for peripheral nerve injury repair. Amaris has a strong international background having also completed studies abroad at Graz University of Technology in Austria, where she was enrolled in graduate bioengineering courses and discovered her strong passion for regenerative medicine. She has conducted an extensive amount of international research at institutions like University of Pennsylvania (UPENN), University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB), Universidad Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM), Graz University of Technology (TU Graz), Fraunhofer Institute of Applied Optics and Precision and Engineering in Jena, University of Barcelona, and Kroto Research Institute. Her diverse background has allowed her to obtain significant experience in many research fields including those of stem cell culture, biomaterials, and biochemistry –all fields vital to the interfaced environment that 3D bioprinting faces today. Today, Amaris is a Field Application Specialist working with the Bioprinting team at CELLINK and is proud to form part of the BICO family, committed to revolutionize medicine through bioconvergence.

Dr. Fabien Guillemot

CEO and Founder of Poietis

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Dr. Fabien GUILLEMOT is a scientist-turned-entrepreneur, CEO and Founder of Poietis, whose mission is to develop and market the Next-Gen Bioprinting platform to bring Tissue Engineering therapies to patients. Fabien has an over 20 years experience in the field of Biofabrication. He holds a PhD in Material Science (INSA, 2000) and an Habilitation in Health and Life Sciences (Bordeaux University, 2010). He was appointed Researcher at INSERM, France in 2005, and invited researcher at Harvard University in 2010. Bioprinting pioneer and inventor (with 100+ publications and 13 patents), he left for entrepreneurship via training at HEC-Paris.

Moderator:

William Harley

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William is a Ph.D. candidate within the School of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Melbourne. He obtained a certificate 3 in business management and an honors degree in medical biotechnology from the University of New South Wales where he first entered research focusing on biomaterials, stem cells, and nanofabrication processes for tissue regeneration. Currently, his Ph.D. investigates the use of acoustic micromanipulation and 3D bioprinting as tools to pattern and define the cellular microenvironment. William has held roles as a research assistant and a business development consultant, where he currently serves as a community and events manager for 3D Heals and an organizing committee member for the Australian Bioprinting Workshop.

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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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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.