Michael McAlpine, an associate professor of mechanical engineering, and his team of researchers have been at the forefront of a number of medtech breakthroughs, including a step toward the creation of a bionic eye. A relatively inexpensive, cobbled-together 3D printer deserves some of the credit.
Len Czuba, President of Czuba Enterprises Inc. (Chicago), will moderate a panel discussion on the future of medical materials at the co-located PLASTEC/MD&M Minneapolis event. Here, he shares insights on how materials are advancing medtech innovation . . . and vice versa.
Michael McAlpine from the University of Minnesota will discuss the role of 3D printing and imaging in the development of multifunctional devices; Phil Magney, an advisor on autonomous vehicle technologies, will explore the future of automated driving.
Braid- and coil-reinforced delivery systems will be developed and manufactured at the Adam Spence facility in Wall, NJ, and Biocoat will apply and test its Hydak topcoat at the nearby Horsham, PA, plant.