3D printing was a buzz word in 2014, and interest in this technology is only growing in 2015. We saw many companies showcasing there new 3D printers and other additive manufacturing devices during CES in last January. More recently, the introduction of the CLIP technology (Continuous Liquid Interface Production) by Carbon3D just made 3D printing look like even more magical.
We are just at the beginning of this 3D printing revolution. Healthcare, in particular, is a sector where the expectations are among the highest. VisionGain estimates that the 3D printing market for healthcare will reach $4043m in 2018. Beyond dental prosthetics, the universe of non-dental medical applications is now entering a phase of rapid growth. Surgeons can now imagine use of 3D printers for cardiac implants or facial reconstruction.
The nexus between 3D printing and personalized medicine is full of promises, but it still hard to imagine what the impact will be. If you are interested in learning more about the future of 3D printing in Healthcare and if you want to be part of the conversation, you can join Jenny Chen at Galvanize on April 9th.
During this Meetup, several speakers will share their first-hand experience with 3D printing and explain how they expect it to impact healthcare. Speakers will include:
- Jenny Chen, neuroradiologist, entrepreneur and adjunct clinical faculty at Stanford Hospital and Clinics
- Angela Walker, dermatologist who saw potential medical benefits of 3D-printing when traveling to Haiti for earthquake relief services
- Eythor Bender, CEO of UNYQ which designs 3D printed non-invasive medical wearables
- Yaser Shanjani, postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Stanford University
- Kurt Dudley, Chief Operating Officer of Orange Maker, a California based high-resolution additive manufacturing company
If you want to attend this event, you can register on MeetUp