The Lattice #16: September 9, 2019

Sep 10, 2019

About the Lattice above: This week’s lattice comes from one of our Hot in Press articles, showing a 3D printed sensor for remote monitoring of brain aneurysms.

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The Expert Corner

A Call to the Heart-A Perspective on the State of 3D Bioprinting of Cardiac Tissue

by Lehanna Sanders

Basic research in the field of cardiovascular regenerative medicine has historically been primarily focused on the molecular and cellular-driven aspects of the recovery process after ischemic injury in order to determine optimal therapeutic agents to apply to the injured tissue area, but with the advent of 3D bioprinting, the concept of either replacing the damaged tissue with a patch or to alleviate heart failure with the replacement of a whole new organ is becoming a reality.
Read the full article here.

Related Articles: 

Cardiac 3D Printing: The Heart of the Matter

Interview: Justin Ryan, 500+ Heart Models laterโ€ฆ

Interview: Dr. Chen Ching Kit, Pediatric Cardiac 3D Printing, Singapore

Hot in Press

Recent news stories and shares.

๐Ÿ‘ Printing the ophthalmology landscape with 3D technology

โค VA and UW Medicine team up for 3D printing endeavor for heart trouble

โฑ Scientists Can Now Bioprint Living Tissue In Seconds To Heal Severe Cuts And Injuries Instantly

๐Ÿ“ˆ 3D Printing Continues To Gain Traction In Healthcare

๐Ÿ’“ 3D printed hearts that beat like the real thing may make organ transplant lists a thing of the past

๐Ÿ… How medical 3D printing helps improve patient outcomes

๐Ÿ‘ฃ How 3D Printing Makes Complicated Medical Prosthetics a Possibility

๐Ÿ‘„ Texas Researchers Find Success with 3D Printed Oral Stents

๐Ÿง  Carnegie Mellon researchers pioneer new 3D printing method for neural probes

๐Ÿฅ Newcastle hospitals utilise 3D printing in patient care with in-house facilities

๐Ÿ“ก Wireless, 3D Printed Sensor Could Monitor Healing of Brain Aneurysms

๐Ÿ• Dogโ€™s 3D surgery a source of comfort

๐Ÿ’ช Developing 3D Printed Soft Actuators for Robotic Arms

๐Ÿ’ฅ Futuristic 3D Printing with HelixJet Plasma Manufacturing Process

Useful Stuff

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

From the 3DHEALS educational video collection: 3D Printing’s Potential for Personalized Care

3D Printed Bone Models Provide True-To-Life Training For Surgeons – A case study from Stratasys

3 Ways Virtual Reality Can Supplement Your Medical 3D Printing Activities (And 3 Ways It Wonโ€™t)

Mark Your Calendar: 

June 5th-June 6th, 2019, San Francisco, USA | Email: [email protected] for speaking opportunities, exhibitors, sponsorship, startup pitch competition information

Important announcements about our 2020 global conference

Mark your calendars now for 3DHEALS 2020 happening June 5th & 6th at Marines Memorial Theater in San Francisco. We’re still soliciting feedback from the community on the topics to showcase at the conference, so let us know what you’d like to see! 

Interested in presenting? Apply here.

What’s a 3DHEALS global conference like? See how it was in 2017 and 2018.

Community Updates

Briefings and developments from 3DHEALS chapters around the world.


New year, new infographic. It’s been another amazing year for our global community and as our infographic shows, interest in 3D printing in healthcare is an international phenomenon. This year, we’re also happy to welcome new community managers in Melbourne, Chicago, North Carolina, and India.

New York/Boston(Community Managers: Mark Punyanitya and Jess Charlap) Connecticut doesn’t have a dedicated 3DHEALS community of its own, but two upcoming happy hours hosted by Fisher Unitech might be of interest to the communities of both adjacent networks. On both September 17th and September 19th, they’ll be hosting happy hour info sessions for anyone interested in hearing from current customers and experts in the additive manufacturing industry. The discussions will focus on how advancements in 3D printing technology, 3D scanning, and materials can overcome roadblocks and improve production time for a variety of industries.

(Job Posting!) San Francisco (Manager: Jenny Chen, M.D.)
The UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is looking for a full-time 3D Engineer to work in the Center for Advanced 3D+ Technologies, a clinically driven program that empowers physician decision making and teaching to enhance patient care. 3D printing, AR/VR are all technologies currently being used today for this goal, but this Center is setup to develop and apply new technologies to this end. Read the full job description here.

Events & Opportunities

Upcoming events from the 3DHEALS community and beyond.

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.

Saturday, 9/28 (Taipei) – Our Taipei 3D Printing in Healthcare event will give participants the opportunity to get a glimpse of advanced translational research development. Whether you are a clinician looking for an engineer to realize your idea; an industrial designer searching for a clinical consultant; a scientist looking for clinical application of your one of a kind lab tech; or just a person looking for someone to discuss your โ€œNext Big Idea,โ€ you have to come to our event!

Wednesday, 10/30 (Global/Online) – 3DHEALS is hosting our next #Pitch3D event featuring some of the most exciting startups working in 3D and healthcare today. If you think that applies to you, sign up to pitch today!

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, 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.

Tuesday, 9/17 (Scarborough, ME) Metal additive firm Amplify is holding an open house to showcase their new facility, provide opportunities to meet Amplify team, and show titanium 3D printing in action. Email [email protected] to RSVP and for more info on the event.

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.

September 30 – October 1 (Toronto) Manufacturing technologies writ large will be on display at Canada’s largest manufacturing event, with a major showing for additive manufacturing technologies and other digital manufacturing processed closely tied to the medical space.

October 11-13 (San Francisco) MIT Hacking Medicine and the UCSF Rosenman Institute bring the MIT Grand Hack to San Francisco for a weekend to brainstorm and build innovative healthcare solutions with hundreds of like-minded engineers, clinicians, designers, developers and business people.

Tuesday, October 15 (New York) Our very own Joe Borrello is helping organize the half-day Careers and Connections conference at Mount Sinai, focused on connecting students in the life sciences with professionals from industry, through both formal talks and panel discussions, as well as an informal networking reception. Anyone interested in connecting with the New York life science innovation ecosystem is encouraged to attend!

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.

Friday, 11/8 (Boston) The Boston Design Museum looks at 3D printing muscle at their November Design Museum Mornings event, featuring Dr. Indranil Sinha from Brigham and Womenโ€™s Hospital.

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.

Thursday & Friday, 11/14-15 (San Francisco)The Cultured Meat Symposium returns this November 14-15. Industry leaders in the traditional meat and cell-based meat sectors will come together for future-defining presentations, panels, and workshops. Use discount code 3DHEALS100 for 20% off General and VIP tickets!

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