3D printing is emerging as a truly disruptive technology, affecting an array of industries including healthcare. It can be readily used for prototyping and parts manufacture, but stands to make a much bigger impact. As a medical technology, it provides solutions for custom prosthetics and implants, however, these are only the first steps for direct application of 3D printing in medicine. Research is proving that the technology could be used to fabricate living tissue and potentially even resolve the organ donor shortage by enabling the creation of fully functional replacements.
On this episode of MDT Live, hosted by MDT Editor-in-Chief Sean Fenske (@SeanFenske), our expert panel discusses:
- How 3D printing is being utilized for medical applications today.
- The future for this technology and where it will make the biggest impact in healthcare.
- The challenges that lie ahead, such as the regulatory environment.
The panel includes:
- Michael Drues, Ph.D., President, Vascular Sciences & MDT Editorial Advisory Board Member
- Daniel Grande, Ph.D., Director, Orthopaedic Research Laboratory, Feinstein Institute for Medical Research (@NorthShoreLIJ)
- Mick Ebeling (@mickteg), CEO, Not Impossible Labs (@NotImpossLabs)
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