Additive manufacturing to revolutionise personalized regenerative medicine – Holger Jahr, UK RWTH Aachen

Additive manufacturing to revolutionise personalized regenerative medicine – Holger Jahr, UK RWTH Aachen

Holger Jahr is Secretary-General of the European Orthopaedic Research Society and director of the Orthopaedic research lab at the University Hospital of the RWTH Aachen. He holds an associate professorship in Experimental Orthopaedics and honorary appointments with the Maastricht UMC+ and TU Delft. His research focuses on regenerative biomaterials for musculoskeletal disorders. In 2017, he received the Klee Family Innovation Award for his work on lattice structured 3D-printed metal implants. On January 31, 2018, he will speak during the 3D Medical Printing Conference in Maastricht about Additive manufacturing (resorbable) metal implants for orthopaedic applications

What drives you?

Perfection.

What emerging technologies/trends do you see as having the greatest potential in the short and long run?

Additive manufacturing.

What kind of impact do you expect them to have?

Revolutionizing personalized regenerative medicine.

What are the barriers that might stand in the way?

While there are no barriers – just opportunities, material development and EMA regulations may delay marketing.

What do you hope people to learn from your presentation?

New insights on current possibilities.

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