This past January, experts in the fields of medicine, dentistry, and 3D printing gathered for the first annual Additive Manufacturing Strategies Summit. Titled “The Future of 3D Printing in Medicine and Dentistry,” the summit highlighted the growing number of applications for 3D printing in the medical and dental fields, discussed where these sectors were heading in the future, and advised attendees on the best ways to capitalize on 3D printing in medicine and dentistry. The event was a successful one, and it’s already time to start planning for the next summit, which will be taking place from January 29th to the 31st, 2019.
Next year’s summit will be in Boston and once again will be co-produced by 3DPrint.com and SmarTech Markets Publishing, the leading provider of market research reports and industry analysis for the 3D printing industry. The summit will be set up to guide managers, practitioners, entrepreneurs and investors to the most effective procedures and profitable opportunities in 3D printed medical and dental applications. It will focus on several topics, including 3D printed prosthetics, implants, medical models and personalized medicine, as well as dental devices.
There will be a few key differences in next year’s summit. First of all, there will be an exhibition hall in which organizations from the medical and dental 3D printing arena will showcase their products and research. Secondly, there will be a startup competition. Five early stage companies from the medical and dental 3D printing industry will be invited to present their pitches for the chance to win a $15,000 SAFE investment from Asimov Ventures. The winning company will also be profiled on 3DPrint.com.
In order to be considered for the startup competition, companies must submit an application by December 1st. They must have a medical or dental 3D printing focus; they can be centered on bioprinting, hardware, software or materials. Final selections will be announced on December 15th, and the competition will take place at the summit on January 30th. If you’re interested in applying, you can do so here.
Attendees at the summit will hear from experts in the additive manufacturing and regulatory sectors, as well as practitioners and academics. There will also be several pre-conference workshops from leading technology and solution providers. Those who attend the conference can expect to learn about how 3D printing is transforming procedures at hospitals, doctor’s offices and dental offices and labs. They will gain a better understanding of which 3D printing technologies are relevant now and which are still in the development stage, and will learn about revenue expectations and where the money is in medical and dental 3D printing. Regulatory requirements will also be discussed, and there will be plenty of networking opportunities.
There’s plenty to read about 3D printing in the medical and dental industries, but there’s nothing like learning directly from experts in the field on a face-to-face level. This is a summit you won’t want to miss if you’re involved in medicine or dentistry, because 3D printing is affecting every aspect of these industries and will only continue to do so more and more. Registration is now open, and you can save 44% if you register by October 11th. If you’d like to attend, you can register here.
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