Recently named the third most innovative city in the United States for medical technology in a poll conducted by sister brand Qmed, Boston hosts BIOMEDevice Boston, co-located with PLASTEC New England, at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center on May 6 and 7. The event combines educational sessions devoted to technologies that are rapidly transforming the medtech landscape with an exhibition highlighting advances in everything from molding to materials. Setting the tone for an event dedicated to innovation, visionary inventor Dean Kamen will be a keynote speaker on opening day.
Of particular relevance to the PlasticsToday audience, a conference track is devoted to 3D printing in the medical space. The sessions will address the full range of this disruptive technology, from advances in compatible materials to a discussion of the science, and science fiction, surrounding bioprinting of tissues and organs. A panel of experts, including OPM Biomedical President Severine Zygmont, Nadav Sella of Stratasys and Stuart Williams, PhD, Director of the Bioficial Organs Program at the University of Louisville, will explore the opportunities and obstacles of medical-related 3D printing and how the technology may impact the bottom line of manufacturers.