The Lattice #11: August 5, 2019

About the Lattice above: This week’s lattice comes from the writer of this edition’s expert corner (and also the editor of the newsletter), Joseph Borrello. The image is of a printed lattice structure mimicking the mechanical behaviors of trabecular bone for tensile testing. (That’s a US quarter for scale, by the way.)

The Lattice is 3DHEALS weekly recap of the latest developments, expert insights, upcoming events in the world of healthcare 3D printing.  

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The Expert Corner

Clinical Applications of Medical Modeling – Part 1

by Joseph Borrello

The use of 3D technologies in hospitals doesn’t always involve printing models, as Joe explains through several case studies from his own experiences at the Sinai BioDesign prototyping center at the Mount Sinai Hospital. Depending on the surgical disciplines involved the life cycle of an STL file can range from a VR rendering to a full-scale copy of a patient’s anatomy. In any case, though, there are important values provided through both digital and physical 3D models.
Read the full article here.

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Hot in Press

Recent news stories and shares.

πŸ‘ΆπŸπŸ’‰ Japan approves first human-animal embryo experiments

🀚 Creating organs with 3D printing technology

πŸ₯‡ 3D bioprinter co-developed by UNSW researchers wins top design award

πŸ’° Axial3D raises $3 million to expand 3D printing in U.S. healthcare

❀ How a $5 Plastic Heart is Improving Surgery at UK

➰ 3D-printed flexible mesh supports customization of prosthetic and implantable medical devices

πŸ’­ From heart models to new skin: 3D-printing researchers think big

πŸ’€ Interview: Wasp launches open tool for 3D printing orthopedics

πŸ”© 3D Printed Titanium Implants for Severe Spinal Deformities

πŸ’Š You Can Now Get Your Entire Medical Prescription 3D Printed Into A Single Pill

πŸ‘„ Germany: Research Shows Good Response from Students Using 3D Printed Dental Traumatology Training

πŸ’“ 3D printing the human heart

Useful Stuff

Practical guides, tools, and reports from the healthcare and manufacturing sectors.

Healthcare startups struggle to navigate a business world that’s set up for them to fail

Processing a DICOM file to 3D using Mimics

3D Printing’s Potential for Personalized Care

3D Printing + Bioprinting for Health Care – Dr. Jenny Chen


3DHEALS 2020

Important announcements about our 2020 global conference

The 3DHEALS 2020 Conference Topics survey is out and we’re soliciting your feedback on what you’d like to see covered at the conference. It only takes a few minutes to fill out!


Community Updates

Briefings and developments from 3DHEALS chapters around the world.

San Francisco(Manager: Jenny Chen, M.D.)
The Methuselah Foundation’s New Organ Alliance and NASA are organizing the 2019 Vascular Tissue Challenge Bioengineering Road-mapping Workshop to be hosted at NASA’s Ames Research Center on September 23-25, 2019. This is an invitation-only event, and 3DHEALS will be present at the meeting. (see Events & Opportunities below for more info and how to RSVP)

(FDA Update) Last few days to submit to FDA Fall Experiential Learning Program (Deadline August 8th, 2019). There are two areas of interest that relate to 3D Printing, M1 (general 3D printing at hospitals) and E2 (specific to dental/maxillofacial). The team is mostly interested in 3D Printing activities at hospitals/points of care, but an accelerator/incubator that is attached to a hospital is also not excluded.  Typically, 12 – 15 staff will be on the visit, so a sizable crowd!

Melbourne/Sydney(Manager: William Harley)
3DHeals will be at the 1st Australian bioprinting workshop being held at the University of Technology Sydney on the 8th August. Register your interest today and join our community manager William to talk about all things 3D printing in healthcare. This will be an excellent opportunity to meet key players in the field including; Dr. Vladimir Mironov (3D Bioprinting Solutions), Prof. Gordon Wallace (UOW, Director ANFF), Prof Anthony Weiss (USYD, Elastagen), Dr. Jose Manuel Baena (Regemat 3D) and Prof Dietmar Hutmacher (QUT, Director ARC Additive Biomanufacturing)

Our Melbourne community manager William will also be attending the 2019 Winter Workshop on August 19th& 20th, hosted by The Australian National Fabrication Facility at the Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication. The workshop will feature two days of technical talks, practicals, and tours of local research infrastructure.

Boston(Manager: Jess Charlap)
3DHEALS was in attendance at the recent New Harvest conference in Boston, focusing on the opportunities, challenges, and realities of cellular agriculture. Here is her write up about the conference and some of our key takeaways

Events & Opportunities

Upcoming events from the 3DHEALS community and beyond.

Friday, 8/9 (San Francisco) – 3DHEALS San Francisco will be holding their next happy hour for local members of the 3D printing and healthcare communities to connect and reconnect. Anyone deep into 3D printing and bioprinting, and interested in exploring markets, applications, and networking.

Friday, 8/23 (Online) – Robert Wesley, a 3D printing engineer at St. Louis Children’s Hospital (USA) joins us for a webinar introducing the uses of 3D printing in hospitals. Robert will be providing a brief overview of current applications for 3D printing programs within hospitals and private healthcare practice. Topics such as skills needed, essential software, top technology choices, and the process of patient imaging to the 3D printed model will be covered.

Wednesday, 8/28 (Singapore) – 3DHEALS is returning to Singapore and co-hosting a recurrent event with NAMIC to connect local innovators and entrepreneurs in healthcare 3D Printing and Bioprinting space.

Thursday, 9/26 (San Francisco) – 3DHEALS hosts a group of experts from medicine/surgery, regenerative medicine, and entrepreneurs shares their works and insights on how 3D printing and bioprinting is revolutionizing cardiac care.

Thursday, 10/17 (Cleveland, Ohio) -After our first successful event (thanks to our community manager Dr. Justin Baker), we are ready for the second 3DHEALS community event in Cleveland, Ohio this October. Thanks to our venue sponsor Team NEO (Team NEO is a business development organization focused on accelerating economic growth and job creation throughout the 18 counties of Northeast Ohio.)

Check out some of our partners’ upcoming event below, and lots of other upcoming events here:

Thursday & Friday, 8/8-9 (New York, NY)inside/outside is a two-day technical symposium on digital design and 3D printing for medical and architectural applications. The symposium will feature hands-on, cutting edge workshops and lectures by emerging technology experts. The NYU Tandon MakerSpace and Ultimaker are co-hosting the event on August 8-9 at the MakerSpace in downtown Brooklyn, NY. There will be an opening reception on Wednesday, August 7 from 6:30-8:30 PM to give attendees a chance to network and hear from some of our speakers.

Thursday, 9/12 (San Francisco) Tony Fields, former VP of R&D at Emphasys and COO at Claret Medical, talks all things regulatory and “why FDA approval depends on more than your clinical trial” as part of the Rosenman D-Series at UCSF.

Monday-Wednesday, 9/23-25 (NASA Campus) The Methuselah Foundation’s New Organ Alliance and NASA are organizing the 2019 Vascular Tissue Challenge Bioengineering Road-mapping Workshop to be hosted at NASA’s Ames Research Center. This is an invitation-only event, please email to the organizer Joshua Neubert.

Tuesday, 9/24 (Vancouver) Vancouver Island Life Sciences’ (VILS) monthly meeting will have a roundtable-format event that will cover intellectual property and corporate finance foundations, delivered by expert legal guests from the leading firm Blakes, Joe Garcia and Sunny Handa. In addition to group discussion there’ll be plenty of opportunity to continue active discussions over informal group dinners in downtown Victoria after the session.

Saturday, 10/26 (New York)The Future of Care conference is back at Rockefeller University featuring some of the latest breakthroughs in clinical care and the innovators helping shepherd them from bench to bedside. Apply to attend the conference by September 6th.

Wednesday, 11/13 (Vancouver) The Victoria Hand Project and the Centre for Biomedical Research will host the November VILS meeting at UVic, where they will showcase the 3D printing capabilities at the University of Victoria.


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