Since the first pacemaker implanted in a patient 60 years ago, Additive Manufacturing remains the hottest technology to hit the medical device industry. Several reasons might explain why it is so appealing. One of them is the fact that a wide range of medical devices and parts for laboratory equipment are complex niche products that are only produced in small series. Another reason would be that AM has enabled an important step toward patient-specific medicine. However, advantages are almost always emphasised at the expense of real implications for both the doctor and the patient. What are the considerations doctors should take into account to leverage additive manufacturing? What can they do if they do not have all the required expertise to utilize these technologies? What are the technology solutions that can be utilized in this specific field? What are the constraints for a vital industry like this one? So many questions surround this topic, so many questions that our experts can't wait to address.
A maxillofacial surgeon with 14+ years of clinical and research experience and special interest in Medical 3D Printing and alike Technologies which can help reimagine healthcare. State President of Women’s Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (WICCI) in Science & Technology, for Haryana, India. Founder of Reconstructive Healthcare Solutions Pvt. Ltd. for development of Technologies in Surgery. Speaker on various reputed platforms like TCT @ FormNext, TCT@3Sixty, Women in 3D Printing, ISTAC (Indian Society of Trauma & Acute Care), IDA (Indian Dental Association), Trinity Media & Communications etc. Host a Podcast show called Surgeons in 3D Printing where you can hear various experts across the globe talking about their understanding and journey of Medical 3D Printing and alike technologies. Volunteering activities include propagating careers in STEM by mentoring & promoting Women Empowerment & Child Education.
CEO of Swiss m4m Center
Nicolas Bouduban worked for more than 16 years in the medical industry, most of the time for DePuy Synthes in Switzerland as well as in the USA where he was responsible for several larger projects to develop medical devices. In 2016, Nicolas became the Head of Marketing and Sales at 41medical AG. Nicolas holds a bachelor degree in Micro and Medical Technology from the Berne University of Applied Science, a Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Berne, a CAS in Doing Business in Asia from the EPFL as well as an Executive MBA in Management of Technology with Specialization in Medtech & Biotech also from the EPFL. Since 2019, Nicolas Bouduban is the CEO of the Swiss m4m Center, a technology transfer center dedicated to the MedTech industry. The mission of the Swiss m4m Center is to facilitate the adoption of additive manufacturing by providing services withing an ISO 13485: 2016 certified environment.
Dr. Yi Sun
Head of 3D surgical planning lab in the department of oral and maxillofacial surgery, UZ Leuven
Dr. Yi Sun worked in the field of computer assisted surgery planning since 2007. Currently, He is the head of 3D surgical planning lab in the department of oral and maxillofacial surgery, UZ Leuven. His main professional interest is to integrate 3D technologies in the clinical workflow to develop new medical treatment methods and to carry out clinical research. This involves computer assisted surgical planning, 3D design and 3D printing of surgical template, patient specific implant and image-guided surgery. During his Ph.D research, he was the first to implement computer assisted navigation system in orthognathic surgery clinically. In 2015, he worked together with department of ophthalmology to develop one of the first 3D printed ocular prosthesis. Until now he has successfully completed hundreds of complex reconstructive cases using 3D technology, which improved the surgical accuracy and reduced the surgical time. He published more than 50 articles in peer-reviewed journals and his research interests are 1) Reconstruct large defects in cranio-maxillofacial region; 2) design bio-mimic scaffold for bone regeneration