University of Waterloo Alumni Speaker Series: Next Generation of Implants and Medical Devices: Exploring Additive Manufacturing’s New Biofabrication Frontiers

Thanks to the rapid progress of additive manufacturing technology advancements and research, the biomedical industry is opening thrilling new frontiers that are dramatically improving patient outcomes. Now, with the ability to use ceramics, polymers and metallic materials in the additive manufacturing process, the range of customized implantable medical devices is poised to be greatly – and safely – expanded.

The panel event on May 20, 2021 provided a glimpse of how our researchers at the University of Waterloo, as well as local industry, have pushed the boundaries of interdisciplinary research to bring forth new products spanning from orthopaedic implants, to drug delivery devices and prosthetics via additive manufacturing processes. Featuring:

 

Panelists:

Stewart McLachlin, Assistant Prof., Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, University of Waterloo

Thomas Willett, Assistant Prof., Systems Design Engineering, University of Waterloo

Boxin Zhao, Prof., Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Waterloo

Emmanuel A. Ho, Associate Prof., School of Pharmacy, and Cross appointed to the Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Waterloo

Aye Nyein San, alumni of the Systems Design Engineering program, Class of 2004, and presently the CTO at Cosm Medical Corp.

 

Host:

Mihaela Vlasea, Assistant Prof., Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, University of Waterloo, Research Co-Director, MSAM Lab

 

For more details, the event is available for viewing:

Event Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0LQmlGjxB8

Event page: https://uwaterloo.ca/engineering/events/alumni-speaker-series-next-generation-implants-and-medical