“HCx3DP Meetups WEEK" Event: HCx3DP-Hyper’d Medical Devices

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Greetings, HCx3DP Synergists! Welcome to our “HCx3DP Meetups WEEK”---

HCx3DP-Hyper'd Medical Devices---

"Succeeding With HCx3DP-Engined Medical Devices---Despite Cost Slashing, Hyper-Fast Delivery, EPA Dithering, IoT Hacking Threats, Neo-MedTechers Horning-In, Etc. Etc..."


Panel Participants (as of 16 April 2015):

Sarah Boisvert, Chief 3DPrinting Officer, Potomac Photonics, Inc.; Fellow, Laser Institute of America; Founder, Fab Lab Hub; Collaborator: Fab 11, Boston. (Confirmed.)

Danny Cabrera, CEO & Co-Founder, BioBots (breakthrough desktop bio-materials 3D printer); Winner, Most Innovative Startup in the SXSW Accelerator 2015. (Confirmed.)

Tammy Ogletree, Account Manager, North America, Mimics Innovation Suite, Materialise Biomedical Engineering Software & Services. (Confirmed.)

JF Brandon, Business Development, 3D Industri.es (Forbes: "London-based Startup 3D Industri.es Aims to Become the Google of 3D Search"); a serial entrepreneur with in-depth experience in every facet of 3DP "making." (Confirmed.)


Event Details:

The fastest growing sector of the 3D Printing (3DP) industry---the most disruptive commercial-change vector in all of manufacturing---is Healthcare (HC) products and services. We’ve named this new “Healthcare Multiplied By 3D Printing” intersection “HCx3DP.” This synergistic industrial-sweetspot has begun to present HCx3DP-driven, innovative-solution opportunities across the entire medical-science spectrum. These opportunities realized---in early demonstrations and startup “Revs 1.0”---very often excite and confound acute observers with their promising treatments for both individual HCx3DP-patients AND the many maladies of the U.S. Healthcare industry.

At this new hybrid industry’s relatively early stage of advancement, we think HCx3DP is currently disrupting, making-over AND delivering the most commercial opportunity to the Medical Devices segment of the Healthcare industry. Further, HCx3DP innovations in technologies and targets are expanding the boundaries of what have been considered traditional Medical Devices. HCx3DP-engined MedDev products and prospects now stretch from DIY/DIT “bespoke hand-made hand” prosthetics to patient-specific “printed” human tissues and organs. This last (at the moment in prospect only) is the ultimate “MedDev” goal of “regenerative medicine”---wherein new, hyper-personal, DNA-imbued “living print-ups” swap-out failing human organs.

This Panel will examine the realities of present and prospective HCx3DP-driven Medical Devices. Our Expert participants will engage in a free-form discussion informed by their diverse experiences and future expectations of the accelerating developments in HCx3DP. The projected truth of what is to come in Medical Devices will be foreshadowed by the synthesis of our Panel’s collaborative exchanges for---and with---our audience.


Here are some of the questions, challenges and provocations around which we will organize our Panel give-and-take:

• Medical Devices (MedDevs) are offering amazing new modes of Healthcare delivery: what is your most astounding story of a MedDev industry-solution new-to the market today?

• New MedDev products---and their breakthrough solutions---often come with high prices: is this inevitable, or do you see breakthrough tech driving product prices down?

• These are early days in HCx3DP---and MedDevs being created in this "sweetspot": what do you see as the most important new MedDev direction for commerce? For common-good?

• Many 3DP breakthroughs are entering our consciousness and the marketplace across a wide spectrum of industry sectors and niches: what advances do you believe might be transferrable to the MedDev world?

• The ultimate MedDev would probably be an entire replacement human organ: how many years are we away from a 3DP'd organ working in a true “regenerative medicine” mode? And, what is the greatest barrier to making this happen?

• The FDA---heavily involved in MedDev deployment---is seen as a hero or a villain, depending on your POV: what changes would you like to see in an agency that many think is dysfunctional?

• The Internet of Things (or Everything!) is---if not yet widely felt---being planned for: how do you think "sensored, connected and talking" MedDevs might impact us---in the positive and the negative?

• The "GAFA" Neo-MedTechers cometh (that's Google, Amazon, Facebook & Apple): how do you think these entirely new Healthcare players will affect the effective delivery of MedDevs? Or, HC in general?


Meeting Format: What You Can Expect at this Event---

We’re working hard to keep improving on our Meetup successes. We regularly evolve our agendas as we build value for our audiences---YOU! Our April 15 Meetup will present our typical event features with adjustments. Our Agenda this Meetup now includes:

1. Orientation, Announcements, Evening's Doings [Land Grant, 3DP Media; 5 minutes with a soft start];

2. Audience Self-Intros, Expectations & Wish-Lists [Attendees; 5 to 10 minutes];

3. The Latest Revision of Our “HCx3DP Album of Innovation” (a “DigiDeck” A/V presentation) [Land Grant, 3DP Media; 10 minutes];

4. Panel Introduction [LG, Moderator]; Individual Panel Expert self-intros with 5 to ten minute presentations of background & topic opinion/comments; individual panelists may also present via A/V support [Four or Five Panelists; 30 minutes total];

5. Panel Discussion [LG, Moderator] with Concurrent, Audience, Real-Time Interleaved Q&A [30 minutes];

6. Audience Polling: Suggestions for Meetup and Community Betterment (e.g., panel topics, experts to recruit, directions we might go, etc.) [15 minutes];

7. Networking | Networking | Networking with light refreshments. [15 minutes + with a soft ending!]

[Total Projected Run-time: 1:45 to 2 hours]

So, fellow HCx3DP Synergists and Guests, mark you calendars---and RSVP online HERE NOW---for our “HCx3DP Meetup NY" of Wednesday, 15 April. And, I pledge to keep you updated as we enhance this evening’s rich program---within our continuing WEEK “suite” of Meetups.


“HCx3DP Meetups WEEK” Overview---

HCx3DP Meetup NY is pleased to present "HCx3DP Meetups WEEK." This first-of-its-kind series is an innovative suite of FIVE consecutive, topic-related Meetups. Like all our proven Community get-togethers, these events are designed to showcase innovative thinking, provocative ideas, compelling issues, proactive organizations, key players and better prospective-futures at the new and booming intersection of "Healthcare Multiplied By 3D Printing" in New York City.

During our WEEK, we will explore a different and novel Meetup topic at each of five HCx3DP-apt locations in NYC. Our topic guides will be the carefully chosen Expert participants in our panels, workshops and round-tables---all hosted by Venue and Event Sponsors.

We pledge that each of our WEEK Meetup Events will delight you. Be in on one---or many!---of the four evenings (starting at 6:30 PM) of April 13 (Monday) through 16 (Thursday). Or, on Friday, April 17, when we will present our last WEEK Meetup---a WEEK wrap-up around HCx3DP Public Policy in New York City---in the late-afternoon (at 3 to 5 PM).

(We are collaborating with MecklerMedia's 3D Print Week New York (http://www.3dprintweekny.com/) to alert you---and other important players and parties---to our suite of Meetups during a week {13 thru 17 April} of New York City common-cause in 3DP.)


HCx3DP Meetups WEEK Agenda:

HCx3DP Meetups WEEK is a multi-day series of HCx3DP ("Healthcare Multiplied By 3D Printing") panels to be presented in New York City. We've designed our WEEK Meetups as educational, investigatory, networking and solution-developing forums. They are constructed as moderated, peer-to-peer discussions (among topic-experts, with public and participatory audiences).

Our WEEK Meetups are focused on key segments of the rapidly building New York City and State HCx3DP Community. We're helping to coalesce such Community with events like as these. Our suite of WEEK Meetups is designed to foster an on-going, "Big Tent" gathering-in of appropriate---and proactive---players at the ever-growing intersection of Healthcare and 3D Printing.

Our five individual WEEK Events include this Meetup and the four others now available to you from this page:

Event #1: HCx3DP Fab(bed!) Food Vs. Chronic Disease (http://www.meetup.com/HCx3DP-NY/events/221203424/) (Postponed until June).

Event #2: IncuLabz: Hyper-Incubating LifeSci Startups Via Hybrid Labs (http://www.meetup.com/HCx3DP-NY/events/221213653/) (Postponed until July).

Event #3: HCx3DP 'Preneurship, Venture Funding & Neo-Equality Jobs (http://www.meetup.com/HCx3DP-NY/events/221214156/) (Postponed until August).

Event #4: HCx3DP-Hyper'd Medical Devices

Event #5: Effective Public Policy in The Age of (HCx3DP) Disruption (http://www.meetup.com/HCx3DP-NY/events/221215194/)

Please link to these other Events to enjoy the full palette of HCx3DP options we’re presenting you in April…

Choose one---or more---AND RSVP NOW to save your seat!