May 8-11, 2017 | David L. Lawrence Convention Center | Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | Exhibits May 9-11

Wednesday Keynote and Panel

Keynotes Medical Manufacturing Innovations (MMI) Program

May 10, 2017 8:00 am - 9:45 am

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KEYNOTE: New Materials for 3D Printing in Medicine: What’s Next is Closer than You Think

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.

Ramille Shah PhD, Assistant Professor, Materials Science and Engineering, Assistant Professor, Surgery (Transplant Division), Northwestern University

Sue Jordan MD PhD, Chief Resident – Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Northwestern Memorial Hospital

 

PANEL: Medical 3D Printing Applications—Growth Beyond Surgical Guides

Moderator:
Sue Jordan MD PhD, Chief Resident – Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Panelists:
Ramille Shah PhD, Assistant Professor, Materials Science and Engineering, Assistant Professor, Surgery (Transplant Division), Northwestern University
Carlos Carvalho, Process & Material Development, EnvisionTec
William Wagner, Director, McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Professor of Surgery, Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh
Fried Vancraen, Founder and CEO, Materialise

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.

Sponsored by:   materialise

 

Speaker Bios

Ramille Shah PhD

Assistant Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
Assistant Professor, Surgery (Transplant Division), Simpson Querrey I

Sue Jordan MD PhD

Chief Resident, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Sumanas W. Jordan, MD, PhD, is a chief

Carlos Carvalho

Process & Material Development
EnvisionTec

In 1996, Carlos Carvalho left Portugal for Germany to study chemistry, gra

William Wagner

Director, McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine
Professor of Surgery, Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering, Univers

Fried Vancraen

Founder and CEO
Materialise

Wilfried Vancraen is the founder and CEO of Materialise. Founded in 1990, Materialise incorpo