We are all aware of the availability of 3D/4D printers and some of us might own one but was is the future of this technology in healthcare? In the news we have heard body parts replaced by replicated parts but do you understand how 3D/4D printed materials are developed, researched and regulated? What guidelines, regulatory and ethical considerations exist? It is not widely understood that many emerging technologies including 3D printing will result in the production of a custom made medical device for which there are regulatory requirements under the Therapeutic Goods Act.
This is an evolving area internationally and attendees will leave the session with an understanding of the latest in this technology, ethical considerations, current regulatory requirements and the potential for future change.
Chairperson: Mike Flood, Independent Government Relations Professional, Locus Consulting