3D Printed Medical Devices for Precision Surgery:
Clinical, commercial, and regulatory perspectives
Additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, has steadily become more mainstream in the medical device sector.
Its ability to enable cost-effective, patient-centered device development, particularly in the fields of orthopedic, spine, maxillofacial, and pediatric surgery, has made it a valuable tool used by providers and industry alike. At a time when supply chain disruptions, financial stability, and surgical backlogs have proved challenging to navigate, the adoption of additive manufacturing by healthcare providers has sharply increased due to documented clinical, financial, and operational benefits.
Join representatives from the FDA, industry, and healthcare for this panel discussion as these developments raise some intriguing questions:
- Will health systems that leverage in-house 3D printing become less reliant on medical device manufacturers to address their needs?
- In the current healthcare landscape, how might 3D printing support strategic priorities for hospitals and medtech companies?
- What benefits does the technology offer to commercial medtech firms, and how do those get passed along to providers and/or patients?
- How might an evolving regulatory environment affect the adoption and use of this technology by providers and device manufacturers?
The panel, moderated by a leading 3D printing manufacturer, will include perspectives from a health system, two commercial medical device firms, and the FDA. Join us to hear how they view the role of additive in the future of healthcare and how they can collaborate more effectively in this area to improve clinical, financial, and operational challenges for healthcare systems.
Gaurav Manchanda, Director of Medical Market Development, Formlabs Medical.
Matthew Di Prima, PhD, research scientist, Center for Devices and Radiological Health
FDA and co-chair of the Additive Manufacturing Working Group
Alex Drew, PhD, senior mechanical project engineer, DJO Surgical
Ken Gall, PhD, professor and medtech entrepreneur, Duke University professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Associate Dean for Entrepreneurship in the Pratt School of Engineering
Todd Goldstein, PhD, director, 3D Design and Innovation, Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research, Northwell Health
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