The Lattice #6: July 1st, 2019

About the Lattice above: This week’s lattice comes from one of our Hot in Press articles, demonstrating the pattern used to develop a more conformal, flexible leg and ankle brace.

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

Bio Simulator and 3D Printing

by Sang Joon Park

As with many professional fields, practice is crucial for surgeons and physicians. In medicine, however, it is difficult, if not impossible, to train on many unique and rare pathologies. Through 3D printing, though, it is much more feasible to develop bio simulators for surgical training and education around virtually every portion of the human anatomy.
Read the full article here.

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Cardiac 3D Printing: The Heart of the Matter

Smart Spine Surgery- From Planning to 3D Printed Templates

Maxillofacial Surgery and 3D printing: Past and Present

Hot in Press

Recent news stories and shares.

πŸ”Ž A cool time-lapse video of a 3D printed lens.

πŸ”— New research from the journal Bioprinting explores how different regions of printed metal implants impacts cell adhesion.

πŸ‘Ÿ Engineers 3D print a flexible mesh for ankle and knee braces.

🐢 See how 3D printing surgical planning helped this adorable canine friend who had osteochondrosarcoma on its skull.

πŸ–– Robot fingers hold promise for prosthetics, assistive living.

πŸ†• New process enables 3D printing of biological tissues without scaffolds.

Community Updates

Briefings and developments from 3DHEALS chapters around the world.

San Francisco (Manager: Jenny Chen, M.D.)
The American Medical Association (AMA) has approved four new CPT category III codes that will be available for use effective July 1: Codes 0559T and 0560T are geared toward reimbursement for the production of individually prepared 3D-printed anatomical models that can be made up of one or more components with unique colors and materials. Codes 0561T and 0562T cover the production of personalized 3D-printed cutting or drilling tools using patient imaging data. The 3D-printed surgical tools are single-piece instruments often used to guide or facilitate surgery

Boston (Manager: Jess Charlap)
The 3D HEALS Boston community recently joined the staff of the Design Museum of Boston for a tour of their current exhibit: Bespoke Bodies: The Design and Craft of Prosthetics. The tour explored the evolution of prosthetic devices and the increasing role 3D printing is playing in the process. Read Jess’s 3D HEALS blog post for the full event recap plus pictures from the exhibit.

Useful Stuff

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

The 4 Essential Components To Successfully Raise Your Seed Round

A startup idea checklist

Preparing Data for 3D Printing Using 3D Slicer, an open source free software

Introductory video on how to use Materialise Mimics 3Matic by Dr. Justin Cramer

Check out this list of ongoing clinical trials on 3D printing

How to jump five unforeseen hurdles to biotech success, from Xconomy and the EBD Group

Events & Opportunities

Upcoming events from the 3DHEALS community and beyond.

Thursday, 7/11 (Los Angeles) – 3DHEALS is proud to present the entrepreneur section during the annual UCLA CMIT Micro- and Nanotechnologies for Medicine, Emerging Frontiers and Applications.

Thursday, 7/18 (Boston) – Come and join us at our annual summer networking event and learn from a world-class expert on cutting-edge technologies in healthcare 3D printing and bioprinting industry.

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.

Check out lots of other upcoming events from our partners here:

Tuesday, 7/9 (New York) Biotech incubator Harlem Biospace hosts a workshop about “what every startup should know”. Topics covered will include securing IP, finding space, and getting funding.

Wednesday, 7/10 (New York) NYC’s Health Tech Connect meetup group teams up with the Mount Sinai Innovators Group for a discussion about current challenges and opportunities in healthcare technology, including a talk from our own Lattice editor Joe Borrello on applications of 3D printing in clinical medicine.

Thursday, 7/11 (New York) Nanotechnology interest group Nanotech NYC hosts their next social at Houston Hall.

Friday-Saturday 7/19-7/20 (Boston)  New Harvest Conference. Explore the opportunities, challenges, and realities of cellular agriculture at New Harvest’s fourth annual conference. Log onto 3DHEALS website to see member’s discount code. 

Know about cool healthcare 3D printing/bioprinting events, people, or companies in your city? Let us know: [email protected]

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