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.


Hannah Riedle 

3DHEALS Munich Community Manager


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.


Björn Petersen 

Sales Manager DACH MEDICAL (Head of Sales) at Materialise


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


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 Fürmetz, M.D. 

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

Julian Fürmetz

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

PD Dr. Julian Fürmetz 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. Fürmetz 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


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


3D Printing and Bioelectronics

In this high-energy 90-minute webinar, we invite an international panel of academic and industrial experts to share their knowledge on the current status of bioelectronics, wearable devices, and other related healthcare electronic devices and explore how 3D printing can play a role.


Prof. Shweta Agarwala


Shweta Agarwala is a tenure-track assistant professor at Electrical and Computer Engine,ering, Aarhus University. Her vision is to enable component and wire-free electronic circuits that are flexible, bendable, conformable, and biodegradable. She is achieving this through material innovation and the 3D printing routes by printing electronics on unconventional substrates for next-generation electronics especially catering to the healthcare and biomedical sector. Shweta is the author of more than 40 peer-reviewed papers published in internationally renowned journals, books, and conferences. She is the vice-chair for the Women in Engineering chapter in IEEE Denmark section and an enthusiast STEM advocate. 

Amit Dror

Co-Founder & CSO Nano Dimension


An entrepreneur, Amit Dror Co-Founder and CSO of Nano Dimension, the world’s leading additive electronics provider. From 2014 to 2020 was CEO of the Nano Dimension.

Started in the Telecoms industry and spent a decade at ECI and Comverse, before co-founding his first start-up, Eternegy Ltd in 2010, which focused on solar power and environmentally friendly electricity generation.

Co-founded the Milk & Honey Whiskey Distillery. Israel’s first ever whisky distillery, the company produces each whisky to the highest standards. It was soon recognized by Forbes and nominated as one to try.

It was not long before Amit recognized a further niche in the marketplace – this time with additive electronics, and he co-founded Nano Dimension in 2012. Amit currently serves as Nano Dimension’s CEO.

Recognized as the world’s leading additive electronics provider, and a company that is disrupting, reshaping and defining the future of how cognitive, connected electronic products are made.

Amit is keenly aware that the Nano Dimension technology will soon impact the future of every industry from medical devices and telecommunications to the defense, aerospace and automotive industries, and will heavily influence our personal futures in years to come. 

Nano Dimension has an unmatched product portfolio including the unrivalled and award-winning DragonFly™ Pro System for Precision Additive Manufacturing of Printed Electronics. “This machine essentially prints simultaneously Nano-metal and complex-polymer which has never been done before. This means that electronics can be produced more quickly and securely in-house, with lower costs and disruptive designs than ever before.”

“We are enabling the electronics industry to catch up with the fast-paced world of today – and print electronics immediately and in-house. This makes our solution a cost-effective, highly efficient, and accessible way to produce the much-needed electronics proliferating through our lives today – in smaller sizes and even different shapes.”

Ashok Sridhar, PhD MBA


Ashok Sridhar is a Senior Business Development Manager at Holst Centre, a leading R&D innovation centre in the Netherlands, focusing on next-generation electronics. He is also part of the core team at Holst Centre that is involved in start-up creation. 

Ashok has deep techno-commercial expertise in additive manufacturing technologies namely Printed Electronics and 3D Printing. He is adept at identifying new growth opportunities and convincing internal stakeholders to establish innovative projects to meet customer requirements and exploit market inefficiencies. 

Ashok received his PhD in inkjet printed electronics in 2010. From then on until 2015, he developed additive manufacturing technologies for Printed Electronics, for a wide range of wearable and sensing applications – enablers of ubiquitous sensing for IoT. In the beginning of 2015, Ashok moved to a market-facing role at SABIC, identifying emerging opportunities in Printed Electronics and In-Mold Electronics. During this period, he augmented his business skills through an Executive MBA at TIAS, a top B-School in Europe, receiving a cum laude and scoring 9/10 for his thesis. Subsequently, he developed the marketing strategy for Luxexcel, the only company in the world offering 3D printing solutions for ophthalmic lenses. Later, he spent an year in India, where he setup the first full-fledged printed electronics manufacturing facility in that country, before moving back to the Netherlands to take up the present role at Holst Centre.


Jenny Chen, M.D.


Jenny Chen, MD, is currently the Founder and CEO of 3DHEALS, a company focusing on education and industrial research in the space of bioprinting, regenerative medicine, healthcare applications using 3D printing. With a focus on emerging healthcare technology, Jenny invests in and mentors relevant startups, especially companies pitching through Pitch3D. She believes a more decentralized and personalized healthcare delivery system will better our future.

3DHEALS Central Europe

Best Practices in Central Europe: 3D Printed Maxillofacial Implants

We are hosting our first central Europe 3DHEALS event online. Breaking geographic boundaries, these experts in the maxillofacial implants will share their experiences, tips with an international audience. 



Associate Professor Department of Oro- Maxillofacial Surgery and Stomatology at Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary


Sándor Bogdán is an associate professor at the Department of Oro- Maxillofacial Surgery and Stomatology at the Semmelweis University and is the co-owner of the Dr.Bogdán and Dr.Gyenes Oral Surgery and Dentistry Clinic in Budapest, Hungary.

His specializations includes completion of bone defects, implantology, correction of developmental disorders of the jawbones, traumatology of the maxilla, treatment of patients with oral cancer, dental surgery. He took part int he fellowship program of the European Board of Oro- Maxillofacial Surgery. 

Dr. Bogdán has almost 20 years of experience in facial, jaw and oral surgery in the reconstruction of large-scale jaw defects, bone replacements prior to implantation, and care for patients with oral cancer.

He is member of the Hungarian Society of Facial, Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery, Member of the Board Hungarian Society of Dentists Implantology, Secretary General European Association for Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery (EACMFS), Member of the Board (Representative of Hungary)


Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon Department of Head and Neck Surgery at Fogolyán Kristóf Emergency Hospital, Sfantu Gheorghe, Romania


Zoltán Fábián graduated in general medicine, dentistry and engineering in Targu Mures and Cluj Napoca, Romania. Obtained his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery specialist degree in a residency program. He has participated in fellowship programs across Europe. During this period a prolific relationship has been formed with the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgical Department of Semmelweis University, Budapest. Together with his collegues he developed an innovative approach for in-house design of customized craniofacial implants. A significant number of trauma, orthognathic and oncological cases treated using these implants made this team one of the most experienced in the region. He is an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon at the Department of Head and Neck Surgery at Fogolyán Kristóf Emergency Hospital, Sfantu Gheorghe, Romania.

Dr. Marek Schnitzer, DI, PhD.

Vice Head, Dep. Biomedical Engineering and Measurement, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Košice, Slovakia


Marek Schnitzer graduated and got his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering at the Technical University of Kosice, Slovakia. At present, he is a Vice Head at the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Measurement, at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the university, and is the Managing Director of the Slovakian company Biomedical Engineering. The company was one of the very firsts to introduce the usage of 3D printing for medical implantation purposes, achieving an unprecedented level of implant design customization. The company is specialized in the production of medical devices by additive manufacturing. Today the company’s team boasts eight biomedical engineers and designers, all working together to expand the company’s offerings and reach to medical hospitals around the world. 

His area of activity includes biomechanical and material innovation of osteosynthetic devices, Development of a new type of external fixator for tibial fractures, topological optimization and development of personalized implants, as well as development of composite and biodegradable materials using intelligent additives technologies. 

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Daniel Bomze

Head of Business Unit Medical Lithoz GmbH, Austria


Dr. Daniel Bomze is a polymer chemist by training and received his Ph.D. from TU Wien. In his Ph.D. thesis, which was conducted at the Institute of Applied Synthetic Chemistry, Dr. Bomze developed alternative irradiation-based curing methods for epoxy resins. He started his professional career as a freelance web application engineer as well as a project assistant at the TU Wien. Dr. Bomze acquired broad experience in materials research in different areas and is the author of numerous publications and patents. Starting from November 2016 he was in employed as a business developer medical at Lithoz. Since 2019, he is head of the business unit medical, which also includes dental applications. 

Lithoz is specialized in development and production of materials and additive manufacturing systems (3D printers) for production of highly complex parts of high performance and bioresorbable ceramics.


Technical Director, PREMET Ltd., Hungary


Bálint HEGEDŰS is the leader of the technical department and manufacturing of PREMET. PREMET is an innovative Hungarian Med Tech company specialized in additive manufacturing. Its primary activity is the production of medical devices and equipment, with a special focus on dentures, and dental and medical implants. The company puts a high emphasis on R&D and is involved in several projects. Bálint specializes in additive manufacturing technologies especially the manufacturing of metal parts.

His relevant professional activity includes the development of a process for the manufacturing of human bone allografts, as well as the the combination of the advantages of allografts and 3D printed metal parts in the field of dental and maxollifacial supplements. He deals with designing and manufacturing metal and hybrid versions of maxillofacial implants in cooperation with several Hungarian maxillofacial surgeons. He is a guest speaker at a Hungarian University at a course on the application of AM in the Health Sector.


Jenny Chen, M.D.


jenny chen

Jenny Chen, MD, is currently the Founder and CEO of 3DHEALS, a company focusing on education and industrial research in the space of bioprinting, regenerative medicine, healthcare applications using 3D printing. With a focus on emerging healthcare technology, Jenny invests in and mentors relevant startups, especially companies pitching through Pitch3D. She believes a more decentralized and personalized healthcare delivery system will better our future.

Zsolt Pásztor

Managing Director

Zsolt Pásztor

Zsolt Pásztor is very engaged in the application of 3D printing in the healthcare sector. He is the Managing Director of Premet (www.premet.hu), a company focusing on the production of 3D printed products, including those made of CoCr, titanium and PEEK, for the dental and medical sectors. He is the leader of a3D Printing Training Centre that delivers training on digital dentistry. Zsolt is the founder and Vice-President of the Hungarian Additive Technology Association. 

He is the lead expert of a project aiming at facilitating transnational cooperation of Hungarian entities on the application of 3D printing in the health sector. He is very much interested in importing best practices to Hungary and in a broader sense to the Central and Eastern European region and export them from the Region. Zsolt is also the current 3DHEALS Budapest community manager. Dr. Pásztorwill be speaking at 3DHEALS2020 CMF panel as well as updating the Hungarian 3D printing ecosystem.


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. 


Byeol “Star” Kim

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


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


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


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


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.


Peter Rowland

North American Channel Director at Roboze


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.

3D Printing for Vet Live

3D Printing in Veterinary Practice

In our first community event focusing on 3D printing in veterinary practice, we invited a handful of international experts from veterinarian medicine, engineering, startups to explore this new and exciting field.

Complex surgeries and treatment plans can be difficult for veterinarians even for the most experienced veterinarians. Pre-planning using imaging software with DICOM data is used to create 3d printed models based on patient-specific anatomy. This allows vet surgeons to practice in advance of the actual surgery.


Bill Oxley

Founder Vet3D, RCVS Specialist orthopedic surgeon,Coventry, England, United Kingdom


Bill graduated from Cambridge University Vet School in 1997 and subsequently worked as a vet in general practice before undertaking specialist training in Orthopedics. Bill then worked as a referral orthopedic surgeon for nearly 10 years, during which time he started using CAD-based virtual surgical planning and 3D-printed surgical guides in the treatment of cases. Bill’s company Vet3D has now provided over 900 patient-specific 3D-printed guide systems for surgeons around the world for the treatment of limb deformities, joint fusions, and spinal instability syndromes. 

Dr. Edyta Bula

Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine, E. Lansing, MI


Dr. Edyta Bula is a third-year small animal surgery resident at Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She is concurrently near completion of her Masters of Science degree. Her research is focused on 3D design and biomechanical testing of rock-back during TPLO (tibial plateau leveling osteotomy), the most common surgery utilized to correct the cruciate deficient stifle in the dog. Edyta has also been involved in research pertaining to TTTA in cats, minimally invasive sacroiliac luxation/fracture fixation, pseudoacetabulum post total hip replacement in the canine, and quantification of the tensile strength of the Aberdeen knot on abdominal closure in dogs. Edyta was born and raised in Michigan and completed her doctorate of veterinary medicine from Michigan State in 2016. She then went on to complete a small animal rotating internship at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine prior to returning to Michigan State to continue her surgical and research training.

Dr. Stewart Ryan

Head of Small Animal Surgery Service at The University of Melbourne, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Melbourne, Australia


Stewart is a specialist veterinary surgeon at the Melbourne Veterinary School who loves exploring ways to make surgical treatments less invasive and make complex procedures more understandable for pet owners and students through advanced technologies including minimally invasive surgery, interventional radiology, and 3D models for training and education. 

Read Dr. Ryan’s past Expert Corner blog : 3D Printed Bronchoscopy Simulator for Medical and Veterinary Training

Richard Doerer

3DHEALS Detroit Community Manager, Founder Modl3d, LLC Royal Oak, MI


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 vena cava. He started with additive in the 1990’s using 3D Systems SLA’s for product development for consumer goods. Richard has been involved in product development in consumer products and automotive for the past 25 years. 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 a graduate of the Yale School of Art MFA and Michigan State University MBA. 

Interview: Richard Doerer, Detroit, Michigan


3DHEALS Ohio: Hidden Gems

Ohio is perhaps one of the most overlooked healthcare innovation hubs. In this webinar focusing on 3DHEALS Ohio community, we are featuring experts from academia and local businesses who are working on cool things that (you may not realize) are happening in Ohio.

Speaker info:

Andrew Hudson


Andrew received his B.Sc. in Materials Science and Engineering (2014) and M.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering (2015) from Carnegie Mellon University. He is currently a Ph.D. student in Adam Feinberg’s Regenerative Biomaterials and Therapeutics Group. The goal of Andrew’s research is to vastly improve the resolution and vascularization in 3D bioprinting to create the next generation of tissue engineered therapies such as cardiac muscle. Andrew is also a Co-Founder of FluidForm, a CMU startup that seeks to spread the FRESH 3D bioprinting technology developed in the Feinberg lab. 

Interview with Andrew Hudson, Co-Founder of Fluidform

The Yellow Brick Road of 3D Bioprinting (Part 1)

The Yellow Brick Road of 3D Bioprinting (Part 2): Soft Is Hard

The Yellow Brick Road of 3D Bioprinting (Part 3): Maturation

3D Bioprinting: The Yellow Brick Road (Part 4)

Keith Grafmeyer


Keith Grafmeyer graduated from the University of Rochester with a BS in Biomedical Engineering and is currently the Director of Product Development at VisionAir Solutions, a spinout of the Cleveland Clinic.  He has been working in medical device startups in the Cleveland-area for about 6 years while holding management roles in regulatory affairs and product development.  So far in his career, Keith has brought two patient-specific medical device systems to market in orthopedics and interventional pulmonology with 7 FDA 510(k) clearances.  The orthopedic system was acquired in 2018 by Arthrex.  It has now treated tens of thousands of patients as their Arthrex VIP shoulder arthroplasty product.  

In his current role, Keith oversaw the development and product launch of a system to treat airway obstruction with proprietary software and patient-specific silicone airway stents.  The company is working on a new version of this software as well as implants to treat other complex problems in interventional pulmonology.

Overall, Keith has had the unique experience of managing the development, regulatory clearance, and market launch of products that contain proprietary software and patient-specific treatment deliverables manufactured using 3D-printing technology.

Dave Pierson

Senior Design engineer at Manufacturing Advocacy & Growth Network (MAGNET)

Dave Pierson

Dave Pierson is a Senior Design Engineer for MAGNET and a notable figure in the advanced manufacturing community. He has 23 years of varied and practical additive manufacturing training experience as well as 40 years of experience in mechanical and electric engineering and programming. Pierson regularly develops and delivers training curriculum and trains operators, students, and engineers on past and present additive techniques. His experience covers seven AM standards categories as set by the American Society for Testing and Materials.

David Dean

Departments of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Materials Science and Engineering at The Ohio State University

David Dean

David Dean’s research focuses on medical procedures and devices primarily related to musculoskeletal reconstructive surgery. His PhD thesis presented a novel, template-based method for the production of average 3D surface images of organs such as the skull. His postdoctoral research at the Institute of Reconstructive and Plastic Surgery (New York University, New York, NY) used average skull images as targets for surgical simulation and intra-operative guidance. In July 1994, Dr. Dean joined Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH) where he began using average skull images to design and fabricate cranial implants in the Department of Neurological Surgery. Indeed, Dr. Dean was the first person to use an anatomical template to design and 3D print a patient-specific cranial implant, a procedure that is now standard-of-care. Since the mid-1990’s Dr. Dean’s research has expanded to incorporate techniques from the field of regenerative medicine, including biomaterials, skeletal progenitor cells, and cell-signaling proteins and molecules in the search for a bone tissue engineering (i.e., bone substitute) strategy. In 2013 Dr. Dean’s primary appointment moved to the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at The Ohio State University (Columbus, OH) and, currently, the Materials Science and Engineering Department. At Ohio State University he leads the Osteo Engineering Lab (www.OsteoEngineering.com) where novel bone tissue engineering research uses 3D printed, resorbable, solid-cured polymers as well as bioprinted, cell-laden, hydrogels. He is also working on the 3D printing of two biometals, NiTi and a resorbable, patent-pending Mg alloy. Both are being used to develop stiffness-matched, skeletal fixation devices. Taken together, these technologies portend significant improvements in musculoskeletal reconstructive surgical outcomes.


Dr. Justin Baker

Dr. Justin Baker

Dr. Justin Baker graduated magna cum laude and with university honors in mechanical engineering from Brigham Young University (BYU). Dr. Baker subsequently earned his Ph.D. in Bioengineering from the University of Utah. A postdoctoral fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic brought him and his family to Cleveland in 2010. Since then Dr. Baker has worked for a number of local start-up and mid-size medical device companies, and his family has grown to include six children. In 2014, Dr. Baker was certified in Regulatory Affairs (RAC). He currently serves as the Vice President for Research and Development for Viscus Biologics, collagen, and natural polymers-based biomaterials and medical device company. Dr. Baker has been the Cleveland Community Manager for 3DHEALS since 2018.



3DHeals Melbourne – 3D MedTech Innovation

3DHeals Melbourne is returning in 2021 to highlight local collaborative innovations in health care 3D technologies and to provide a virtual platform to foster crosstalk between clinicians, academia, and industry. The focus for this event will be on the real-world applications of biomedical engineering as we will hear from leading experts in the fields of 3D printing, 3D modeling/digital design, medical devices, and implants, followed by a discussion panel to breakdown similar challenges that lie ahead and how best to synergize research and development efforts moving forward. 

3DHeals Melbourne welcomes all who are interested to learn more of the latest developments, practical applications, and future explorations of these exciting 3D medical technologies and how they can help shape the future of patient care.

Speaker info:

William Harley

William Harley

William Harley graduated with honors in medical biotechnology from the University of New South Wales. Currently, he is undertaking a Ph.D. at the University of Melbourne in acoustophoretic bioprinting. Stemming from his research experience in biomaterials, stem cells, and nanofabrication, he is driven by the clinical translation of personalized regenerative medicine. He is passionate about the innovation of 3D printing in healthcare and is determined to orchestrate a series of 3D HEALS events to engage in the Australian community.

Mark Roe

Managing Director of Fusetec

Mark Roe

Mark Roe, along with his business partner John Budgen founded Fusetec in April 2017, the business had a somewhat unconventional beginning. “When I was introduced to advanced manufacturing, the theory behind Industry 4.0 was compelling. I could really see a future in it,” said Roe. Once back in Australia, Mark considered the three major manufacturing industries in South Australia: aerospace, defense, and medical. He quickly landed on medical. “By opting to work in the medical industry, we could develop our own IP, with global applications.” It was then that he started canvassing medical professionals and academia to pinpoint that all-elusive problem to solve. The three most commonly cited issues were a lack of cutting guides, medical implants, and patient-specific models. However, he was not keen to pursue a business model based on personalized manufacturing. Mark leads the management team and passionately drives our Research & Development team, collaborating with Universities, Medical professionals, and Government entities worldwide.

Prof. Peter Lee

Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at University of Melbourne/Director of ARC CMIT


Prof. Peter Lee obtained his BEng in Mechanical Engineering (1st Class Hons. 1991) and PhD (1996) in Bioengineering from the University of Strathclyde, UK, and continued his post-doc in the same university from 1996–1998.

Professor Peter Lee is the Director of the Australian Research Council (ARC) Training Centre for Medical Implant Technologies and the Chief Investigator in the ARC Training Centre for Personalised Therapeutic Technologies. As Director of the ARC Training Centre for Medical Implant Technologies, he leads the largest industry-university-hospital partnership in Australia focusing on orthopaedic and maxillofacial implants to train a new generation of interdisciplinary engineers in biomechanics, materials and manufacturing for the orthopaedic and maxillofacial implant industry. He joined the University of Melbourne, Australia, as a Senior Lecturer in 2008, and was promoted to an Associate Professor in 2011 and a Professor in 2015. Since then he has held several leadership positions including Deputy Head and Acting Head of Department of Mechanical Engineering, and currently as the Deputy Head (Research) of Department of Biomedical Engineering and leads the Cell and Tissue Biomechanics Laboratory in Engineering, where his research aims to better understand the behaviour of biological cells and tissues under mechanical forces. He has authored more than 140 publications in journals, conference proceedings and books. He is a regular reviewer for journals and grant bodies and currently the Deputy Editor for Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research (Springer Nature), and Associate Editor for Frontiers in Pharmacology (Translational Pharmacology).

A/Prof. Kate Fox

Associate Dean of Higher Degrees by Research/ and Associate Professor within the School of Electrical and Biomedical Engineering at RMIT


Kate Fox is an Associate Professor in the School of Electrical and Biomedical Engineering. Kate is a biomedical engineer with significant experience and expertise in coatings and implant fabrication for orthopedic applications. Prior to joining RMIT, she was part of the Bionic Eye Project working to develop a high acuity diamond electrode capable of electrically stimulating retinal tissue. She is a reformed patent attorney and can advise on the patentability of research. Kate is committed to the real-world application of biomedical engineering and was shortlisted for the AFR 2018 Emerging Leader in Higher Education Award. Kate is experienced in working in highly complex, transdisciplinary projects, coordinating research teams, and providing the surgical integration necessary to transition an engineered product into a surgically feasible product. She has successfully attained over A$6M direct and in-kind funding. Kate is CI in the ARC ITTC in Additive Biomanufacturing and a 2019-2020 Superstar of STEM.

Dr. Lindsay Bussau BSc (Hons), PhD

Applications and Customer Support Manager, Optiscan Pty Ltd


The talk will discuss endomicroscopy and the basics of Optiscan’s handheld fibre-optic confocal microscope. Dr. Bussau will demonstrate the Optiscan FIVE2 (Viewnvivo) handheld confocal imaging system and will discuss the potential for use of confocal endomicroscopy to image tissue structure in vivo. Dr Bussau did his post-doctorate research on confocal laser fiber optic imaging and has 25 years of experience with the technology.

Dr. Yunlong Tang

Joint lecturer in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and the Department of Materials Science and Engineering Monash University


Dr. Yunlong Tang joined the Faculty of Engineering at Monash University in Feb 2020. Currently, he is a lecturer jointly appointed by the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.  His major research interests are in the general field of design and manufacturing, including smart manufacturing, additive manufacturing, and its related design methods, sustainable design and manufacturing, AI-aided design, CAD/CAM, design and fabrication of lattice or cellular materials. Yunlong has over nine years of international R&D experience, participating in several national research and industrial projects from China, Canada, Europe, and Singapore. He obtained his Ph.D. degree from McGill University, Canada in 2017, M.Sc. degree from Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China in 2013, B.Sc. degree from Harbin Institute of Technology in 2010. Before he coming to Monash, he did one and half year Post-Doc research at Singapore University of Technology and Design and was working on the next generation of CAD software for AM. He is a leading developer of an open-source lattice structure design and optimization software called INTRALATTICE PRO which has been downloaded more than ten thousand times by now.

Tam C. Nguyen

Associate Professor and Deputy Director of Research at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne


Associate Professor Tam Nguyen has over 20 years of working in the healthcare, health & medical research environment including tertiary teaching hospitals and research institute across Australia.

Tam is the Deputy Director of Research at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne, one of the largest tertiary teaching and research hospitals in Melbourne – responsible for the organisation’s research strategy, research ethics and governance, clinical trials, research innovation and development.

Tam serves as non-executive director and advises several medtech and health tech start-ups on clinical and commercialisation strategy. He is a regular invited speaker on a broad range of topics at national and international conferences. He holds academic appointment with Melbourne University’s Medical School and Monash University’s Medical School – two of the world top 30 (and APAC top 5) medical schools.



Cybersecurity for 3D Printed Medical Devices

The cyberattack has made multiple headlines this year, but how many people really understand the technologies and challenges behind the promises? 3DHEALS invites a panel of legal and technological experts from world-class institutions (Identify3D, NYU, MedCrypt, Duane Morris ) to present their unique perspectives and join an exciting conversation focusing on how to forge your own strategy when it comes to cybersecurity for 3D printed medical devices.

Speaker info:

Stephan Thomas

Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Identify3d


Stephan Thomas is currently the Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Identify3d, a software company that develops software solutions for Digital Manufacturing, in charge of Strategy and Business Development. Identify3d enables the Digital Thread through design protection, manufacturing repeatability, and traceability. Stephan has more than 25 years of experience in Operations, Supply Chain, M&A and Restructuring with companies such as EY, Alvarez & Marsal and REL Consultancy. He holds an M.B.A. from Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business and a Master in management from Dauphine University (France). Stephan also lectures at the Berkeley-Columbia Executive M.B.A. on performance improvement topics. He is a board member of 3D4pro, an Additive Manufacturing Saas company.

Nikhil Gupta

NYU-Tandon School of Engineering Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Nikhil Gupta

Nikhil Gupta joined the NYU-Tandon School of Engineering faculty in 2004 and currently serves as a Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. He is also affiliated with the Department of Civil and Urban Engineering and the Center for Cybersecurity.

His research focuses on advanced materials, with current projects related to developing new security methods for 3D printing, developing filaments of advanced composites, and using machine learning methods for materials characterization.

He served as the Chair of the Composites Materials Committee of TMS (2016-2018) and Membership Secretary of the American Society for Composites. He is serving on the editorial board of Composites Part B: Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering A, Heliyon, Advanced Composites, and Hybrid Materials, and ASTM journal Materials Processing and Characterization.

Sean Burke

Partner and Vice-Chair of the products liability trial division at Duane Morris

Sean Burke profile

Sean Burke is the 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 the representation of manufacturers of medical devices in product liability cases across the country, including in consolidated multi-plaintiff matters in both federal court and state courts. His experience includes the 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 focuses on additive manufacturing, consulting, and advising clients on best practices in the early stages of development to reduce the risk of product 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. Click here to read more about Duane Morris’ medical device litigation practice.

Vidya Murphy

VP of Operations – MedCrypt

Vidya Murphy

Vidya is a hands-on leader who is passionate about her people and community. Prior to joining MedCrypt as VP of Operations, she worked for global medical device manufacturer Becton Dickinson.  Vidya holds an MBA from the Wharton School. 



3DHEALS2020 Summit Recordings


3DHEALS2020 (June 5th-6th, 2020 )was the largest virtual summit this year, in the space of healthcare 3D printing/bioprinting, or elsewhere. This incredible virtual two-day summit gathered more than 70 world experts, 22 sessions. It is one of the most well-curated events that engage the audience to learn, think, and re-invent future healthcare.

We believe the recordings of this summit not long serve as a record of technological advanced in time and space, but also a good starting point for anyone who is interested in working and investing in this unique space.


Download Agenda here:

3D Printing Ti6Al4V Orthopaedic Implants: As Easy as Counting 1-2-3 (Video)

Media Coverage:

3DHEALS2020: Thank You!

Adventure for Life: Why You Really Should “Attend” 3DHEALS2020 Live

3DHEALS 2020 Virtual Medical Summit: 3D-Printed Materials in Healthcare (3DPrint.com)

Reimagining Healthcare With 3D Printing (SME)

3DHEALS 2020 Virtual Medical Summit: Comprehensive Look at Craniomaxillofacial 3D Printing (3DPrint.com)