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Symposium BM01—3D Printing of Passive and Active Medical Devices

3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing and solid freeform fabrication, is an approach involving additive layer-by-layer fabrication of a three-dimensional structure through selective joining of material; processing of the structure is directed by a computer-aided design (CAD) model. Unlike conventional methods, 3D printing techniques may enable the development of structures with well-defined small-scale features and multiple functions. In recent years, 3D printing techniques, including fused deposition modeling, stereolithography apparatus, selective laser sintering, and laser induced forward transfer, have been used to prepare passive medical devices and active medical devices. For example, 3D printing of shape memory materials may enable of smart medical devices that combine detection and actuation functions. Current challenges associated with the use of 3D printing for medical device fabrication include (a) the development of novel materials that can be processed rapidly, reproducibly, and with high resolution, (b) the development of novel materials with appropriate biocompatibility over the anticipated lifetime of the medical device, (c) the development of novel materials with appropriate mechanical and chemical properties over the over the anticipated lifetime of the medical device. This symposium will focus on the development of new types of materials for 3D printing of passive and active medical devices as well as applications of 3D printed medical devices.

Topics will include:

  • Novel methods for 3D printing of medical devices
  • Development of new materials for 3D printing of medical devices
  • 3D printing of shape memory materials and other smart materials for medical applications
  • 3D printing of patient-specific medical devices
  • 3D printing of biomicrofluidic devices
  • 3D printing of “organ-on-chip” devices (as joint session)
  • Validation of novel 3D printing processes for medical applications
  • Use of modeling approaches to understand 3D printing processes for medical applications
  • Translation of 3D printed medical devices into clinical use

Invited Speakers:

  • Amit Bandyopadhyay (Washington State University, USA)
  • Jason Burdick (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
  • Douglas Chrisey (Tulane University, USA)
  • David Dean (The Ohio State University, USA)
  • Ken Gall (Duke University, USA)
  • Reginald Hamilton (The Pennsylvania State University, USA)
  • Shervanthi Homer-Vanniasinkam (University College London, United Kingdom)
  • Yong Huang (University of Florida, USA)
  • Ali Khademhosseini (University of California, Los Angeles, USA)
  • Michael McAlpine (University of Minnesota, USA)
  • Russell K. Pirlo (U. S. Naval Research Laboratory, USA)
  • Brad Ringeisen (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, USA)

Symposium Organizers

Roger Narayan
North Carolina State University
USA
919-696-8488, rjnaraya@ncsu.edu

Susmita Bose
Washington State University
USA
509-335-7461, sbosejmr@gmail.com

Richard Hague
University of Nottingham
United Kingdom

Wei Sun
Drexel University and Tsinghua University
USA

Keywords for Abstract Submission

3D printing, additive manufacturing, biomicrofluidic devices, medical devices