How health systems are managing crisis response with 3D printing
Wednesday 30 September 2020 07:00 [PDT] 10:00 [EDT] 15:00 [BST]
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Health systems must maintain resilient and adaptable supply chains in order to provide patient care in the midst of a crisis.
Join us for a fireside chat with Gaurav Manchanda, Director of Healthcare at Formlabs (MA, USA), and Todd Goldstein, Director of 3D Design and Innovation at Northwell Health (NY, USA). Learn how 3D printing technology is critical to the fight against COVID-19 and is an ideal tool for both surgical efficiencies and long-term clinical innovation.
Recently, Northwell Health repurposed their Formlabs 3D printers, which usually print surgical tools, to produce over 100,000 nasopharyngeal swabs, mitigating global shortages and providing critical testing capabilities. Northwell Health also used 3D printing to develop and print critical supplies, including BiPAP to ventilator convertors and personal protective equipment (PPE).
What will you learn:
- How Northwell Health has used 3D printing to increase supply chain resiliency
- How 3D printing can help you improve surgical efficiency, accuracy and patient outcomes
- Why 3D printing is aligned with patient-centered and value-based strategies
- How Formlabs is leading medical 3D printing with custom medical packages and newly launched biocompatible resins
Director 3D Design and Innovation
Todd Goldstein is the Director of 3D Design and Innovation at Northwell Health, where he has led the 3D print lab for more than 8 years. Most recently, he pioneered a template for 3D-printed nasal swabs, contributing to Northwell Health’s COVID-19 response.
Director of Healthcare
Gaurav Manchanda leads healthcare at Formlabs. Previously, he was an advisor to the Ministry of Health in Liberia, where he led technology initiatives during the post-war reconstruction period.
Manchanda also worked with the Powering Health initiative of the US government before founding a venture-backed firm that brought clean energy hardware and mobile communications tools to health workers and others in resource-limited settings. At Formlabs, Manchanda drives initiatives that facilitate clinical applications and improve patient care.