Speakers
Kari
Barnes
Shareholder

January 29, 2:50 PM: Panel IIM: Ceramics and composite for AM dentistry

Kari Barnes has over 15 years of experience in complex intellectual property matters. She advises clients on a broad range of Intellectual Property prosecution and associated transactional endeavors. She also assists in the defense and enforcement of Intellectual Property assets to protect market share and monetize IP portfolios. Ms. Barnes is proficient in domestic and international patent prosecution for a wide variety of technologies, including dental and medical devices, electronic devices, computer hardware and software, and aerospace. Kari’s technological experience relevant to dental applications includes bridges, dental implants, dental crown materials, methods of manufacturing patient side custom implants and crowns, statistical assessments for medical analysis based on historical medical data sets, and computer hardware and software.

Ken
Burns
Technical Sales Director - FORECAST 3D

January 31, 02:00 PM: Panel VI M: Medical AM service bureaus

Ken Burns is a Technical Sales Director who partners with customers from all industries to bring their products from 2D to 3D. After spending nearly a decade working in Additive Manufacturing for multimillion dollar brands and startups, Ken knows what truly drives the successful integration of 3D Printing into the product development lifecycle, and beyond—and it’s not about chasing the latest 3D Printing buzz. It’s about turning use-cases into business-cases and successfully communicating that message.

Ken has first-hand experience with SLA, FDM, PolyJet, MJF, SLS, DMLS and Projet at two different service providers. He worked as a Materials Business Manager for Stratasys which provided him with insights as both a customer and OEM.

Ken holds a BS in Psychology and Political Science from Pepperdine University.

Kenneth
Church
Chairman & CEO - nScrypt Inc.

January 31, 11:25 AM: Panel V M: Bioprinting panel

Dr. Church is the Chairman and CEO of nScrypt, Inc. nScrypt is a capital equipment company that sells micro-dispensing platforms for 3D applications. nScrypt is a spin off from Sciperio, Inc. which Dr. Church founded in 1996. Sciperio Inc. is a research company for advanced innovation. His work with nScrypt and Sciperio has been in a wide range of technical areas to include 3D printing, electronics, antennas, tissue engineering, water and sensors. He and his team have been pioneers in 3D printed biological structures for tissue engineering. The ability to combine biotic and abiotic materials in a 3D structure will impact a wide range of life science applications.

Giuseppe
Cicero
D.D.S.

January 30, 2:00 PM: Panel: Software and protocols for 3D dentistry

Dr. Giuseppe Cicero was born and grew up in Rome, Italy. He graduated cum laude from the University of Tor Vergata in Rome, completing his dental education and graduating with a DDS degree. In recognition of his academic record and clinical skills, he was accepted in the University of Valencia, Spain where he spent a full year in the Oral surgery and Aesthetics Department.

Following this year Dr. Cicero was accepted in the Post-Graduate Periodontics program at the New York University where he completed a 3 Year Post-Graduate Periodontics and Implant Surgery residency.

Dr. Cicero has done extensive research on Dental Pulp Stem Cells, currently directing 2 research projects on dental pulp stem cells and bone regeneration. He has developed novel clinical protocols for soft and hard tissue regeneration in the Aesthetic Zone introducing the application of 3D printing technology in Guided Bone Regeneration. Published articles on Periodontal Soft and Hard tissue grafting, oral melanoma, dental pulp stem cell culturing and a book on “Dental Pulp stem cells of deciduous teeth”.

 

Dr. Cicero is the co-founder of Oral3D, a startup that enables dentists to create three-dimensional models of the oral cavity of their patients by providing an innovative package which combines a 3D printer and a user-friendly software.

Dr. Cicero currently practices in his family offices in Italy (Rome, Palermo, and Marsala) and in Rhode Island, United States. His practice is limited to soft and hard tissue regeneration and management of complex aesthetic cases.

He is an assistant professor at the Universidad Europea of Madrid in the Master of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry and actively lectures throughout the United States, Italy, and Spain.

Carolyn
DeVasto
Global Vice President of Communications - BIOMODEX

January 30, 3:55 pm: Panel III M: 3D printing in surgical planning and modeling

Carolyn DeVasto is the Global Vice President of Communications at BIOMODEX, a Paris & Boston based company using advanced software and 3D printers to fabricate life-like organs that can be used for medical training and patient-specific rehearsal. Using data obtained through organ imaging via an MRI or scanner, BIOMODEX developed a process that helps automate the creation of a virtual 3D model of that organ, which can then be printed using a 3D printer. Their invention will help improve healthcare safety by enabling practitioners and medical students to acquire knowledge and experience without putting patients at risk.

Carolyn is an accomplished and results-driven sales and marketing executive with proven success increasing sales and market share as well exceptional customer service skills and follow-through. She is noted for strong communication and negotiation skills, ability to develop and enhance partnerships, leadership and accomplishing significant sales growth globally. She is effective in collaborating, developing and marketing value propositions with a clear execution strategy via multiple channels, increasing brand loyalty and market penetration.

Scott
Dunham
Vice President of Research - SmarTech Markets Publishing

January 31, 11:05 am: SmarTech dental 3DP forecast presentation
January 31, 11:55 am: SmarTech medical 3DP forecast presentation

Scott Dunham is Vice President of Research at SmarTech Markets Publishing, bringing with him years of research experience in the areas of advanced manufacturing and 3D printing. Scott holds a Bachelor’s degree in marketing and research from the University of Kentucky’s Gatton School of Business & Economics, and has been a featured speaker at 3D printing industry events around the world.

Maria
Esquela
Volunteer and Leader - e‑NABLE

January 30, 2:50 pm: Panel IIM: 3D-printed prosthetics

Maria Esquela has been an active e‑NABLE volunteer and leader since 2014. She created the first “assembly line” model for the e‑NABLE “Hand-a-thon” team building events, brought the e‑NABLE project to scout troops around the world and is the founder of APBLS – Alliance for Project Based Learning Solutions or what they like to call “e‑NABLE Alliance,” a 501c3 non-profit, which focuses on using e‑NABLE in STEM-based service learning projects and creating curriculum for research and testing on e‑NABLE 3D printed devices.

Matthew
Fiedler
Head of Engineering, re3d

January 31, 12:05 pm: Panel VII: AM in veterinary medicine

Matthew earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from the University of Nebraska in Manufacturing Engineering and Biomechanics before joining the Neuroscience Laboratory at the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Matthew’s dedicated interest in research and development with 3D printing is breaking new ground by assisting companies and institutions to adapt advanced manufacturing practices. re:3D® Inc. is a Texas based additive manufacturing technology company tackling affordable, industrial 3D printing. re:3D’s flagship product, Gigabot, is the world’s largest industrial 3D printer under $9K.

Michael
Gaisford
Director of Medical Solutions - Stratasys

January 30, 3:55 pm: Panel III M: AM and the dental aligner market
January 31, 9:50 am: Panel IV D: New processes in AM dental – photopolymerization and jetting

Michael Gaisford is Director of Medical Solutions at Stratasys, and brings 12 years of medical industry expertise – having held positions in marketing, strategy and program management. Before Stratasys, he worked in marketing and program management at Boston Scientific; as a consultant at Health Advances; a strategy associate at CVS/Pharmacy; and a business analyst at McKinsey & Company. He holds an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and a B.S. in industrial engineering from Stanford University.

Lawrence
Gasman
President - SmarTech Markets Publishing

January 30, 9:00 am: Welcome to the Conference
January 31, 2:40 pm: Panel M/D: International developments in medical and dental AM

Lawrence Gasman is the founder of SmarTech Markets Publishing and is acknowledged worldwide as an expert on technology forecasting. He has previously founded two other industry analyst firms and has also carried out a wide range of technology assessments in areas ranging from optical networking to advanced materials to augmented reality.

Laura
Gilmour
Global Medical Business Development Manager - EOS

January 30, 2:00 pm: Panel IM: 3D-printed medical implants

Laura Gilmour, Global Medical Business Development Manager of EOS, oversees the medical device business at EOS. She joined EOS in 2016 after working with the company as a customer during her 15 years as a biomedical research and development engineer.

Previously, Laura was a research engineer at Smith and Nephew Orthopedics where she and a team of engineers developed an advanced porous structure now used in orthopedic applications around the world. She also worked at Medtronic Spine and Biologics and Abbott Vascular where she was responsible for translating surgical needs into medical device designs. Prior to that, Laura spent two years as a pre-market reviewer for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), reviewing and clearing more than 80 orthopedic devices. During her time at the FDA, Laura was a founding member of the organization’s Additive Manufacturing Working Group.

Laura is a member of the SME Medical Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing Working Group and the Society of Women Engineers. She holds a bachelor’s degree in bioengineering from the University of Pittsburgh and a master’s degree in biomedical engineering from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

Alyssa
Glennon
Principle Engineer – Materialise

January 30, 3:55 pm: Panel III M: 3D printing in surgical planning and modeling

Alyssa Glennon is a Principal Engineer for Business Development at Materialise, focused on assisting forward-thinking healthcare organizations with using and advancing 3D technologies in their clinical settings. She has spent the past 5 years collaborating with some of the country’s preeminent orthopedic surgeons to create 3D virtual surgical plans and patient-specific instrumentation for use in orthopedic surgery of the upper and lower extremity, including complex cases such as the world’s first pediatric, bi-lateral, hand transplant and a first-of-its-kind autologous elbow transplant.  Now, she helps institutions use those same tools in a point-of-care setting.  She also supports clinical research exploring the benefits of 3D surgical planning in many medical specialties, and uses these findings to advocate for the expansion of 3D technology in the clinical space. A Biomedical Engineering graduate from Brown University in Providence, RI, Alyssa previously worked for several years as a product development engineer for orthopedic medical devices.  She has participated in both project management and technical leadership roles to bring products from initial concept to final market release.

Matt
Griffin
Director of Community, Ultimaker North America

January 29, 2:50 PM: Panel II M: 3D-Printed Prosthetics

Matthew Griffin is the Director of Community for Ultimaker North America. He writes, teaches, and consults on a range of topics including 3D printing, 3D design and modeling, diy electronics, and more. He is co-founder of the Construct3D educator conference. He has taught digital fabrication at Maryland Institute College of Arts (MICA). He is a frequent contributor to MAKE Magazine, including the annual Make: Ultimate Guide to 3DP series. Previously, he was community manager at MakerBot, and director of community & support at Adafruit.

John
Hornick
Senior Analyst - SmarTech Markets Publishing

January 29, 3:00 pm: Workshop B: Dental 3DP: From the lab to the dental office

John Hornick is SmarTech’s Senior Analyst for 3D Printing Intellectual Property. John served as a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of the Finnegan IP law firm (one of the largest IP firms in the world) for 25 years, where he litigated close to 100 IP cases and negotiated hundreds of settlements. John founded Finnegan’s 3D Printing Working Group, frequently speaks and writes on the IP issues of 3D printing, and is recognized as a thought leader in this space.

John is the author of the book, 3D Printing Will Rock the World, which won a Silver Award from the Nonfiction Authors Association and 4.5 stars from IndieReader, has been called a “must-read” offering “rare insight into how 3D printing is redefining what can be designed and manufactured,” and was Selected for the U.S. Special Operations Command’s 2017 Reading List (think Delta Force and Navy Seals) in the Disruptive Technology Category. His articles have been published at www.3DPrintingIndustry.comwww.3DPrint.com, in the Journal of 3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing, where he serves on the Editorial Board, and in Wired Innovation, and he was a columnist for 3D Printing World. He was the only IP attorney selected by the U.S. Comptroller General Forum on Additive Manufacturing (which is the basis of a report to Congress). John has served as a juror for the International Additive Manufacturing Award and also educates the law enforcement community on 3D printing-related risks and benefits.

Rik
Jacobs
Vice President, General Manager - Dental Solutions, 3D Systems

January 31, 10:30 AM: Panel V M: End-user dental lab and practitioner experiences

Currently the Vice President and General Manager of Dental Solutions, Rik Jacobs was the founder and the former CEO of NextDent B.V. The company was founded in 2012 in the Netherlands as an independent subsidiary of Vertex Global Holding to complement the dental materials portfolio of its affiliate Vertex-Dental B.V., which has a 77-year track record in developing and producing traditional denture materials and products. Within four years, NextDent became the leading developer and manufacturer of biocompatible dental 3D printing materials. In January 2017, Vertex Global Holding merged with 3D Systems, a company that provides comprehensive Additive Manufacturing products and services, including 3D printers specifically designed for dental applications, print materials, on-demand parts services and digital design tools. Upon this merger, Rik became the General Manager of the Dental business. He holds a degree in International Marketing Management from NHL University of Applied Science.

Gabi
Janssen
Application Development Specialist Medical & Dental - DSM Additive Manufacturing

January 30, 11:55 am: Talk: AM dental - Into the dental office and oral surgery office

Gabi is responsible for Business Development & Application Development for the Healthcare segment of DSM Additive Manufacturing, which includes both the medical & dental market. Her experiences in software development at Materialise, and project engineer for metal implants by 3DSystems give her a background in the different aspects of 3D printing. She has her degrees in mechanical engineering, and masters in Technical business studies.

Les
Kalman
Western University, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
Assistant Professor, Restorative Dentistry

January 30, 11:55 am: Talk: AM dental - Into the dental office and oral surgery office

Les completed a BSc (Hon) & DDS at Western followed by a GPR at the London Health Sciences Centre. He maintained a full-time solo private practice with an emphasis on digital dentistry, prosthodontics and medical device research while continuing hospital privileges at Strathroy-Middlesex General. His research was supported by the Scientific Research and Experimental Development Fund and the National Research Council. In 2011, Kalman transitioned to full-time academics as an assistant professor and outreach coordinator. Kalman’s research focuses on medical devices & technologies relevant to clinical dentistry. He has authored over 30 articles, holds two patents and has translated two technologies.  Kalman maintains his position as the founder and President of Research Driven. He is an active member of the Academy of Osseointegration, the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, the Standards Council of Canada and serves on the Board of Directors for the University of Western Ontario Faculty Association. He has been recognized as an Academic Associate Fellow (AAID), Fellow, Master and Diplomate (ICOI), has been awarded the Schulich Alumni of Distinction Award and most recently the Merck Patients First award.

Oleksandra
Korotchuk
Business Development Manager - BASF

January 31, 2:40 pm: Panel M/D: International developments in medical and dental AM

Oleksandra is a Business Development Manager with BASF’s 3D Printing Solutions team in North America. Her main areas of focus are medical, dental and industrial markets. Her goal is to address diverse customer needs with the help of BASF’s broad portfolio of innovative 3D Printing materials that span across major Additive Manufacturing processes. Together with customers she is looking to develop customized solutions within polymer and metal extrusion platforms, powderbed systems, photocurable resins and simulation services. She has been with BASF for more than 5 years in various commercial functions, including procurement, scouting and new market development. Oleksandra Korotchuk has a commercial background with a B.S. in Marketing Management from Syracuse University and a M.S. in Marketing Research from Michigan State University.  She is currently based in Detroit, Michigan in close proximity to two of BASF’s largest sites in the Midwest that specialize in performance materials and functional coatings.

About BASF

BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has more than 18,200 employees in North America, and had sales of $17.9 billion in 2017. For more information about BASF’s North American operations, visit www.basf.com. At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. The more than 115,000 employees in the BASF Group work on contributing to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio is organized into five segments: Chemicals, Performance Products, Functional Materials & Solutions, Agricultural Solutions and Oil & Gas. BASF generated sales of €64.5 billion in 2017. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (BAS). Further information at www.basf.com. BASF 3D Printing Solutions GmbH is a subsidiary of BASF and more information on the team can be found at here.

Greg
Kowalczyk
Additive Orthopaedics

January 30, 2:00 PM: Panel IM: 3D-Printed Medical Implants

Greg Kowalczyk has been involved in orthopaedic product development, marketing, business development and sales for over 20 years for companies such as Aircast, Stryker, Integra, the Prodigy Group, and MTF. Most recently, he functioned as the Vice President of Marketing and Interim CEO for Nextremity Solutions. He also founded co-founded Proception Medical, an orthopaedic medical device incubatory company. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University and a MS in Biomedical Engineering from NJIT.

Joseph
Lipman
Director of Device Development - Hospital for Special Surgery

January 31, 9:50 am: Panel IV M: End-user hospital and clinical experiences

Dr. Lipman has over 25 years of medical research and device development experience and has worked with multiple services at the Hospital for Special Surgery including: Adult Hip and Knee Replacement, Foot and Ankle, Hand and Upper Extremity, Hip Preservation, Spine and Sports Medicine. In working with these services and the Biomechanics department, he has contributed to the development of implants for the knee, hip, elbow and spine. These implants have been licensed to several orthopaedic companies and are sold worldwide. Dr. Lipman is an inventor of sixteen patented medical devices and has multiple publications in the medical device area. In addition, he is a registered US Patent Agent.

Justin
Marks, CDT
Founder/CEO - Arfona

Jan 31, 11:25 am: Panel VI D: Dental service bureaus and AM

Justin Marks, CDT is the Founder and CEO of Arfona LLC, a tech startup specializing in digital manufacturing methods for dental prosthetics. He is also the owner of Master-Touch Dental Lab and an adjunct lecturer in the department of restorative dentistry at New York City College of Technology in Brooklyn, New York. An accomplished dental technician, educator and lab owner, Justin has lectured and taught courses on removable prosthodontics in more than 40 countries. Since 2008 Justin has dedicated most of his career to applying computer aided design and 3D printing technologies to removable prosthodontics and is credited with the invention of the world’s first 3D printed nylon denture. Justin graduated Summa Cum Laude from Pace University and holds a BBA in marketing and management.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/justin-marks
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Lars
Neumann
Technology Manager-Additive Manufacturing - TRUMPF

January 30, 2:00 pm: Panel IM: 3D-printed medical implants

Lars received his doctoral degree in 2012 in Physics from ICFO – The Institute of Photonic Sciences in Barcelona. After his doctoral degree, Lars moved to Germany and engaged in the creation and optimisation of R&D project and process management in the automobile industry. Curious for new technologies, Lars soon became interested in additive manufacturing. He explored the opportunities of medical additive manufacturing as a product manager at Materialise’s headquarters in Belgium. Later he relocated to Materialise’s Shanghai office where he headed the medical team as sales manager. Lars is now with TRUMPF’s additive manufacturing unit and based in Germany’s Stuttgart. At TRUMPF, he supports medical device manufacturers in implementing additive manufacturing in his current role as industry and application manager.

Dr. Michelle
Oblak
University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College
Veterinary surgical oncologist

January 31, 12:05 pm: Panel VII: AM in veterinary medicine

Dr. Michelle Oblak is a veterinary surgical oncologist and Assistant Professor of Soft Tissue and Oncologic Surgery at the Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph, Canada.  Her primary goal is to enhance quality of life and care in veterinary cancer patients by providing patient-centred plans that integrate multiple modalities for optimal treatment. Her interest in 3D printing and additive manufacturing developed from her desire to offer more for her patients. She started seeking alternatives to the planning and reconstruction options classically available in patients with skull tumours. She is a founding member of the Rapid Prototyping of Patient Specific Implants in Dogs (RaPPID) group. Through OVC RaPPID and industry collaborations, she is able to design and print a customized patient-specific skull plates and is also working to evaluate the use of this technology in other areas of veterinary medicine.

Sanjay
Pathak
Director of Sales & Marketing - AlignWise Smile Technologies

January 30, 3:55 pm: Panel III M: AM and the dental aligner market

Sanjay Pathak is the director of sales and marketing for AlignWise Smile Technologies where he focuses on 3D printing for medical application, anatomical modelling for surgical planning and education, and patient specific implants. He is an experienced reseller of high end medical devices in India.

Joris
Peels
Editor in Chief - 3DPrint.com

January 31, 2:00 pm: Panel VI M: Medical AM service bureaus

Joris Peels is the Editor in Chief of 3DPrint.com. He’s been speaking and presenting about 3D printing for over a decade. Previously Joris was a 3D printing consultant who did market research, competitive intelligence and benchmarking for the 3D printing market. Joris mainly did technical due diligence for VCs and PE funds as well as 3D Printing training for multinationals. Joris also helped develop the go to market of a number of 3D printing firms and helped Fortune 500 companies define their 3D Printing strategy. Additionally, Joris has worked for OEMs, additives companies, polymer companies, metal companies, chemicals companies, service bureaus, software companies, and industrial firms; helping them enter and understand the 3D printing market.

Paulina
Perepelkin
Business Development Manager North America | 3YOURMIND

January 30, 2:00 PM: Panel ID: Software and Protocols for 3D Dentistry

Jennifer
Prioleau
HP Inc.

January 30, 11:05 AM: Regulation FDA presentation

Jennifer A. Prioleau is Assistant General Counsel at HP Inc. and a trusted advisor to its 3D Printing business, which is driving the 4th Industrial Revolution. She oversees general legal matters and proactively advises senior management on various strategic and day-to-day issues impacting product development, marketing, sales, post-sales and regulatory matters. Jennifer also negotiates strategic complex commercial contracts involving technology and intellectual property. As an agile communicator, Jennifer simplifies the complex and enables the business to take smart risks. Prior to joining HP, she served as Assistant General Counsel for Maidenform Brands and was an IP associate at Brinks, Gilson & Lione. Jennifer has a strong commitment to advancing pro bono and diversity in the legal profession and serves on the Board of Trustees for Volunteer Lawyers For Justice, and is a board member for the National Bar Association Corporate Law Section Executive Committee. Jennifer was recently recognized among the “2018 Most Influential Black Lawyers” by Savoy Magazine. She is also a 2017 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity fellow and in 2012, Jennifer received the National Bar Association’s Top 40 Under 40 honor. Jennifer received her Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Russian from Tufts University and her Juris Doctor from Northwestern University School of Law.

Dhruv
Saghal
Head of Business Development & Sales - Structo

January 31, 2:00 PM: Panel VIII D: The Future dental chairside care using AM

About Dhruv

Dhruv is the Head of Business Development & Sales at Structo, a dental 3D printing solutions provider. He was brought in in the very early days of the company to help commercialize Structo’s unique technology. With an engineering background, he was able to help steer the company towards specializing in dental applications and have a tremendous impact on both the commercial aspect and various product development cycles of Structo’s portfolio. Equipped with Structo’s formidable portfolio of dental-specific 3D printing solutions, Dhruv now works closely with the industry to solve pain points faced by customers ranging from individual dentists to large laboratories and clear aligner manufacturers.

About Structo

Structo is a dental 3D printing solutions provider. We design, develop and build 3D printers tailored for dental applications using our unique proprietary MSLA technology. With MSLA, Structo’s 3D printers are able to achieve speeds much higher than conventional SLA printers and are revolutionising the field of digital dentistry with higher throughput and lower costs, all without compromising on print quality.

Davide
Sher
Senior Analyst, Europe - SmarTech Markets Publishing

January 31, 10:30 am: Bioprinting update
January 31, 11:25 am: Panel V M: Bioprinting panel

Davide Sher is a senior analyst for 3DP Adoption Studies at SmarTech Markets Publishing and has built extensive experience as a technology journalist and communication consultant. Davide was born in Milan, Italy and spent 12 years in the United States, where he received his BA from SUNY Stony Brook. He now lives in Milan and collaborates with several 3D printing news portals. He founded 3Dprintingbusiness.directory, currently the largest global directory of 3DP related companies, as well as the leading Italian 3DP news portal Replicatore.it

Rick
Taché
Shareholder(?)

January 29, 2:50PM: Panel IIM: Ceramics and composite for AM dentistry

Rick Taché is a Shareholder in Buchalter’s Orange County office and firm-wide Co-Chair of the Intellectual Property Group. Mr. Taché is a registered patent attorney focusing his practice on intellectual property law, with an emphasis on patent and trademark litigation. In addition to his litigation experience, Mr. Taché advises clients on a variety of complex transactions including mergers & acquisitions, licensing, vendor agreements, development agreements, joint ventures, and outsourcing agreements. His patent and trademark prosecution practice spans a variety of industries, including dental, medical devices, aerospace, mechanical, software, hardware, Internet, business methods, and various other technologies.

Patrick
Thayer
Bioink Officer - CELLINK

January 31, 11:25 AM: Panel V M: Bioprinting panel

Patrick is a Bioink Officer at CELLINK where he is responsible for developing and producing bioinks to enable research and drive the evolution of the medical research field from 2D to 3D cell culture. He works closely with his collaborators to help develop their research and drive their projects forward through education, collaborations, and networking with scientists in over 40 countries.

At CELLINK, they develop novel, cell-specific bioinks for 3D bioprinting of human tissues, such as cartilage, skin, liver, pancreas, and bone. They have also developed the world’s most cost-effective and easy-to-use 3D bioprinters for any scientist interested in joining the 3D bioprinting field.

Dr. Ali
Tinazli
Head of Healthcare and Life Sciences Strategy / HP

January 30, 9:20 AM: Keynote 1

Dr. Ali Tinazli is leading since 2015 the corporate-wide, global strategy for Healthcare and Life Sciences for HP Inc. in the CTO Office. At the same time, he currently serves as a Board Member at various start-up companies ranging from immuno-oncology to digital health – one of the start-ups (Edico Genome) got recently acquired by Illumina. Dr. Ali Tinazli has a deep background in the science and business of biomedicine and healthcare. Ali has done extensive work in the field of molecular biology of aging and nanobiotechnology and has authored about 20 publications. He received his Ph.D. in BioChemistry from J.W. Goethe University in Germany, and also studied business at UC, Berkeley’s Haas School of Business and MIT’s Sloan School of Management. After receiving his Ph.D., Ali was in Corporate Development at Applied Biosystems (now: Thermo Fisher) where he conducted technology scouting and in-licensing. At Sony DADC (part of SONY Corporation), Dr. Tinazli was key in building the biomedical consumables business. As a member of the management team at Sony DADC BioSciences, he has headed as VP & Head of Business Development the Americas business based out of Cambridge, MA. In addition to his bioscience and industry domain experience, Ali has strong entrepreneurial experience and hands-on knowledge of the biosciences start-up community.

Kim
Torluemke
Vice President - Quality & Regulatory, Healthcare, 3D Systems

January 30, 11:05 AM: Regulation FDA presentation

Currently VP of Quality & Regulatory, Healthcare, Kim Torluemke began her career in 3D printing by leading the development effort on Medical Modeling’s first FDA cleared manufacturing project in 2008.  Since, she has continued on a path of increasing quality and regulatory oversight and followed the company through a transition to join 3D Systems in April of 2014.  With nearly a decade of experience in the 3D printing industry covering multiple disciplines,   Kim continues to facilitate combining powerful workflows to produce medical devices encompassing templates, guides, instruments, implants, and software technologies through the evolving 3D printing regulatory landscape to ensure safe and effective products are available to change people’s lives. She has facilitated bringing 3d printed products onto the market in over 20 countries under 4 governmental regulatory bodies.

Dr. Mayra
Vasquez
School of Dentistry
University of São Paulo

January 31, 2:00 PM: Panel VIII D: The Future dental chairside care using AM

Mayra is a researcher at School of Dentistry at the University of Sao Paulo, where she completed her graduation and her PhD, leading a project in 3D printing focused on offering the digital technology as one solution for patients with orofacial pain and dental patients with functional limitation, and now she leads a monthly study club meetup to discuss the challenges and innovations in 3D dental tech.

As a consultant and a lecturer she is deeply involved in creating a positive ecosystem and accessibility for digital technology and 3D-printing for patients and dentists, adapting it to an emergent market reality (Brazil). She is involved in connecting the Brasilian ecosystem with others around the world through her work as a community manager at 3dHeals.com.

Sam
Wainwright
Dental Product Manager - Formlabs

January 31, 10:30 am: Panel V M: End-user dental lab and practitioner experiences

Sam Wainwright, dental product manager at Formlabs, has been in the dental industry for 10 years helping labs and dentists become more effective with new technology. He most notably has worked for Custom Automated Prosthetics (CAP), Henry Schein, and 3M as they expanded their presence in the industry.

Robert
Wesley
3D Printing Biomedical Engineer - St. Louis Children’s Hospital

January 29, 1:00 pm: Workshop A: Surgical planning
January 31, 9:50 am: Panel IV M: End-user hospital and clinical experiences

Robert is an experienced biomedical engineer with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital & healthcare industry. He is skilled in Materialise Mimics/3-Matic, SolidWorks, Technical Writing, and Research & Development (R&D).

Robert currently works at the St. Louis Children’s Hospital where he operates and maintains the 3D printer and 3D imaging workstations, manipulates digital medical images for clinical use, research projects, and teaching activities. He also performs post-processing, segmentation, and design for 3D printing on high-end 3D printers. Robert works closely with a clinical team to identify anatomy, design models, manufacture models, and apply quality standards to the entire process. He also works closely with research teams in designing and producing prototypes as well as maintains accurate records of digital and physical 3D models for clinical use, research, and education.

Jessica A.
Zeaske
Director of Healthcare Investments - GE Ventures

January 30, 6:15 PM: Judge for Start-up competition

Jessica A. Zeaske, PhD, MBA, serves as Director of Healthcare Investments at GE Ventures in Boston, MA. At GE Ventures, Jessica focuses on Health IT, IT-enabled Health Services, and Non-Invasive Medical Technology investments. Jessica came to GE Ventures from Lemhi Ventures, a fund investing exclusively in health care services and HCIT with over $330M under management based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. At Lemhi, Jessica developed investment hypotheses, sourced deals, ran diligence processes, and served on multiple Boards. Prior to joining Lemhi, Jessica worked on forming and spinning out companies based on University intellectual property at University of Minnesota and Oregon Health & Science University. Jessica began her career writing software for a start-up health care delivery company. She then moved to a merchant bank, Greenspring Advisors, where she wrote numerous business plans, evaluated, launched and invested in data-driven health care start-up companies. Jessica received an undergraduate degree with honors from Stanford University, graduated from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health with a Master of Health Science and PhD, and completed her MBA with a focus on Healthcare Administration at Regis University. Jessica is currently on the Board of Apervita and Arcadia, and a Board Observer at CareMerge. She previously served on the Boards of PokitDok, PlanSource, OneHealth, Orasi Medical, and Medication Management Solutions. Jessica stays involved with Stanford University by volunteering in various capacities, coaches early stage companies in the public health sector, and serves as a start-up judge and panelist for multiple health care conferences.