Interview: Lisa Zeng, Shanghai

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“I’d like to bring people the newest (research) findings and innovations in the dental 3D Printing arena, and in the near future, medical 3D printing and bioprinting.”

 
 

Community:
Shanghai

3DHEALS members can get in touch with: Lisa Zeng here

Jenny: Tell us, what is one quote that represents you?
Lisa: Bring innovation news for dental/medical 3D printing, and 3D bioprinting.
Jenny: Tell us a little about yourself. (Where are you from originally? Where are you located? What are you working on?)
Lisa: I was born in Harbin and work in Shanghai and Singapore. I am a doctor and work in the dental industry. I am currently working as the General Manager in the dental division of a 3D printing company.
Jenny: What made you decide to become a 3DHEALS community manager?
Lisa: My personal interests in dental, medical 3D printing, and 3D bioprinting. I am focusing on the dental and medical 3D printing area. I also have a master degree in biogenetics. Most of my work in my current company is on marketing.
Jenny: If you have already organized a 3DHEALS event, what were your experiences like? d?
Lisa: Not yet. I am planning to start on early of September (just before an important dental show in Shanghai)
Jenny: What do you think of innovations in healthcare 3D printing or bioprinting? What do you hope to see in the next five years? 10 years?
Lisa: Now is dental 3D printing. Tomorrow is medical 3D printing (3 years) and future is bio 3D printing (5-10 years).
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Jenny: If you have done 3D printing before, what have you made/designed? (Photos if available, preferably in healthcare application)
Lisa: Dental application. The dental printer that my team designed has total 4 products, named EvoDent (www.evodent3d.com).
Jenny: Most of our community managers are entrepreneurial and adventurous, what risks/adventures have you taken that you’d like to share with us? Any hopes or regrets?
Lisa: I set up a new department for a 3D printer company for dental applications 2 years ago from scratch. Now we launched two generations of dental 3D printers and sell in the USA, China, and Europe.
Hope I can bring something new in the near future to dentists, to make them more efficient.
Jenny: Who would you like to find and to include in the 3DHEALS community you are building?
Lisa:  Experts for dental/ medical/ 3D printing world. Currently, I have a WeiChat group for it.
Jenny: What would you like to accomplish with this new 3DHEALS community in the future?
Lisa: I’d like to bring people the newest (research) findings and innovations in the dental 3D Printing arena, and in the near future, medical 3D printing and bioprinting.
Jenny: What do you think about the innovation environment (for health tech or for general technology) in your city? What can be done to improve it?
Lisa: The (Chinese) government is quite supportive. We have a lot of alignment with the public hospitals, government, social media/media, and organizations.
Jenny: What are you most proud of about your city?
Lisa: Shanghai is a very modern and full of culture.
Jenny: What are you most proud of about the innovation community in your city?
Lisa: You mean for 3D printing technology or innovation for overall? Basically quite proud of that I can pay by barcode from a phone (Alipay or WeiChat pay)
Jenny: What do you think are the top priorities in healthcare innovations for your city/community?
Lisa: Shanghai is the most advanced city for medical and dental technologies. Shanghai has nationally famous dental and medical universities
Jenny: What do you hope to accomplish through your role as the 3DHEALS community manager?
Lisa: To connect the person from Dental/Medical/Bio/3D printing fields, share information on innovations among them.
Jenny: What do you do for fun?
Lisa: Travelling, Sports, and reading.
 

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