Design for 3D Printed Medical Devices 🗓

Category: Event,Webinar
Dec 02, 2021
Scheduled Event Webinar

Creativity is arguably the most valuable yet under-valued asset in society. With emerging technology like 3D printing, design is the ultimate barrier to entry regardless of the intended application. As our understanding of additive manufacturing technologies deepens, more and more efforts are put into enabling great designs that don’t just look stunning but provide more functionality and characteristics that did not exist or co-exist before. In this upcoming 90-minutes conference, we have invited some of the most experienced and knowledgeable designers and educators to present us with their latest works, industry insights, and forecast of this incredibly dynamic and versatile space, focusin gon 3D Printed Medical Devices.

We will also have breakout rooms following the webinar for 30 minutes of networking. This serves to network freely and to connect Pitch3D start-ups and investors during the breakout session, you can apply here to pitch. The on-demand recording will also be available here after the event.

Date: December 12th, 2021

Time: 8 AM PST, 11 AM EST

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Jade Myers

Rochester Institute of Technology, Visiting Scientist/Adjunct Faculty, Rochester, NY

Jade holds positions as both Visiting Scientist at the RIT LiveAbility Lab and Adjunct Faculty within the Biomedical Engineering Department and the School of Individualized Studies at the Rochester Institute of Technology. She has served as Research & Development Associate and Haiti Project Team Lead for LimbForge (in partnership with Victoria Hand Project), a non-profit specializing in increasing access to quality prostheses for underserved communities throughout the world and has collaborated with Doctors without Borders (MSF) on international ultra-low-cost medical device projects involving 3D printing. She instructs and co-instructs several courses including “Medical Device Design” and “3D-Technologies for Prosthetic Applications,” an interdisciplinary, project-based class that leverages 3D-printing, scanning, and CAD to engage students in the many facets of prosthetic design. Concurrently a Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Ph.D. student, her research centers on finding novel ways to improve the design of and increase access to low-cost, medical grade 3D-printed prosthetic devices for those with the greatest need across the globe.

Matthew Shomper

Director of Engineering at Tangible

Matthew is an innovative engineering leader with a noted expertise in computational design of biologically-advantageous medical implants. His articles have been published in Orthopedic Design and Technology, BoneZone, and he is a regularly-referenced expert in topics related to next-gen modeling and additive development. Matthew leads the charge on the adoption of advanced modeling programs that augment traditional approaches to medical device design and is on the forefront of additive and materials advancement in his field. As Director of Engineering at Tangible, Matthew strives to connect with customers and understand their requirements – helping them to drive towards product launch in the shortest possible timeframe. He has driven the design and development of numerous medical devices from concept development to market launch, and thus understands customers’ pain points, timelines, and budget constraints. With the dual knowledge of both manufacturing and design and development, he is able to swiftly direct projects through V&V activities and FDA approvals by applying a rigorous understanding of device requirements.

Nicholas Jacobson

Translational Research Faculty- CU Anschutz, CEO-MIX Surgical Technologies


Nicholas Jacobson is trained as both an architect and a computational designer. He has a particular interest in a technically synthetic and logically rigorous approach to form and fabrication. As a practiced architect and designer, he designs buildings for the aerospace industry by day and works on the cutting edge of biomedical modeling and 3D printing by night.


Dr. Jenny Chen

jenny chen

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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