I served as Medical Track Chair for Inside 3D Printing New York Conference and Expo on April 16th at the Javits Center. Healthcare is one of the fastest growing segments in 3D printing (3DP), which is estimated to grow from $2.5 billion globally in 2013 to nearly $6 billion in 2017. Although the field is still young, there's incredible work being done from facial reconstruction to prosthetics to life-saving procedures. I hope you'll join me to hear from the innovators and visionaries who are using 3DP to transform healthcare delivery. The Medical Track speakers and their stories were extraordinary. Take these three:
- Dr. Scott Hollister (Professor, Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan) - In 2013, Dr. Hollister saved a baby’s life with a groundbreaking 3D printed device that restored the child’s breathing. He will discuss this breakthrough and more during his session entitled “3D Medical Printing: From Concept to Clinic, From Education to Regeneration.”
- Severine Zygmont (President, Oxford Performance Materials ) - Severine and her company have developed the first FDA-approved 3D printed facial implants which she will discuss during her session, “OsteoFab Technology: An Advanced 3D Printing Platform for Skeletal Reconstruction.”
- Jon Schull (Founder, e-NABLE) - Founded in 2013, Jon’s organization e-NABLE has provided free 3D printed prosthetic devices to over 1000 recipients, and has 3000 registered volunteers (including many middle and high schools) who handle the printing duties. Jon will share the story of his organization in his session, “e-NABLE: How Free, Crowdsources 3D Printed Prosthetics Offer Helping Hands.”
You can see the full line-up here. I can't wait - and very much hope you'll be there, too!