May 8-11, 2017 | David L. Lawrence Convention Center | Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | Exhibits May 9-11
From manufacturing of end-use surgical devices and personalized implants, to bone scaffolds and functioning organ replacements, additive manufacturing/3D printing is truly changing lives. At the conference, you will find in-depth sessions covering design and manufacture of implants, dental devices, tissues, and more using a variety of additive technologies.
With medical/biomedical being one of the fastest growing application areas of additive manufacturing, MMI will expand the medical focus at RAPID + TCT 2017.
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Wednesday, May 10 | 8:00 am – 9:45 am
Personalized care enabled by additive manufacturing is already making an impact in medicine. With recent advances in functional biomaterials development for 3D printing, what’s next may be closer than you think. Dr. Ramille Shah and her team have developed an extensive range of tunable 3D printable biomedical material platforms, including cell-containing (bioprinting) and non-cell-containing inks that provide a wider variety of options for complex soft and hard tissue engineering applications. This work has already shown promise for creating a functional ovary bioprosthesis with the potential to restore and preserve fertility and hormone function in pediatric cancer survivors, a synthetic Hyperelastic “Bone” material with unique properties that allow for scalable, surgically friendly bone-defect repair, electrically conductive 3D-Graphene for nerve and muscle regeneration, and more. Dr. Shah will describe the new biomaterial platforms that have led to these exciting developments and recent efforts to establish an in-hospital, GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) approved biomaterial 3D printing center. She will be joined by plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Sue Jordan, to share some of the ongoing, impactful work and discuss its potential to improve and even save lives.
MODERATOR: Sue Jordan, MD PhD, Northwestern Memorial Hospital
PANELISTS: Ramille Shah, PhD, Northwestern University; Carlos Carvalho, EnvisionTec; William Wagner, McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, University of Pittsburgh
With anatomical models and surgical guides closer to standards of care, and device manufacturers taking advantage of the unique structures additive manufacturing can build, new applications are growing in the biomaterials area. Panelists will discuss some of these applications, the developments making them possible, the similarities and differences between 3D printing with biomaterials and bioprinting, and expectations for impacting patient care.
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