Cybersecurity for 3D Printed Medical Devices

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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

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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. 

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