MATTER Workshop: The Future of 3D-printing in Medicine

Date(s) - 12/15/17
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Chicago Matter

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MATTER Workshop: The Future of 3D-printing in Medicine

Fri, December 15, 2017 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Medical 3D-printing (3DP) of surgical models, guides, and permeant implants is quickly approaching the standard-of-care in many applications. As the corresponding quality, standards, manufacturing, and regulatory guidelines for these products are beginning to be established, industry, clinicians, and regulatory bodies are looking ahead to the next generation of medical 3DP technologies – implantable, functional materials and devices that can actively heal, regenerate, and become living tissues. In this workshop, Adam Jakus will give an overview of the three categories of 3DP in medicine: (1) models, guides, and inert materials/implants; (2) emerging, advanced, aceullar biomaterials; and (3) bioprinting (3D-printing of living cells, tissues, and organs).


Adam Jakus, PhD is co-founder and current chief technology officer of Dimension Inx LLC, a startup developing transformative advanced manufacturing materials and processes for medical and non-medical spaces. Prior to his current position, Adam was a postdoctoral fellow at Northwestern University (NU) in Materials Science & Engineering and a founding and a founding member of Professor Ramille Shah’s Tissue Engineering and Additive Manufacturing (TEAM) Laboratory. He received his BS and MS degrees in Materials Science and Engineering from the Georgia Institute Technology and completed his Ph.D. in Materials Science & Engineering at NU in the Shah TEAM Laboratory in 2014, culminating in a dissertation entitled “Development and Implementation of Functional 3D-Printed Material Systems for Tissue Engineering, Energy, and Structural Applications”, spanning materials as diverse as ovarian tissues, Hyperelastic Bone, 3D-Graphene, ceramics, alloys, and extraterrestrial regoliths. He is the author of numerous patents, publications, and editorials related to 3D-printing and biomaterials.