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.
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.
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.
Senior Design engineer at Manufacturing Advocacy & Growth Network (MAGNET)
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.
Departments of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Materials Science and Engineering at The Ohio State University
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 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.