Osiris Biomed 3D (New York and Lexington, KY), a startup that plans to offer 3D-printed patient-specific implants made in real-time from medical scans using proprietary software, got a big vote of confidence for its project at the Inside 3D Printing Conference and Expo in New York last week. The company prevailed over four other firms to win the event's Startup Competition on April 16. Although there is no monetary prize attached to the award, it "gets the word out about our company and product offering," said COO Christopher Gerstle. "We were told that the last two companies to win have raised over $6 million. I had the opportunity to speak to the CEO of one of the past winners, and he directly credited winning last year's competition for subsequently raising $4.5million!" Gerstle told PlasticsToday. That sort of windfall would come in handy right about now for Osiris Biomed.