May 8-11, 2017 | David L. Lawrence Convention Center | Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | Exhibits May 9-11

Keynote: 4D Printing in Medicine: Developing Medical Devices for the Growing Patient

Keynotes Medical Manufacturing Innovations Program

May 18, 2016 8:30 am - 9:45 am

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Scott Hollister
Robert Morrison

University of Michigan Ann Arbor’s Robert Morrison MD and Scott Hollister PhD discuss their usage of 4D printing to produce patient-specific additively manufactured implants for children with disorders of the windpipe. View the below video to see the full keynote panel discussion.



Robert Morrison, MD
Resident, Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
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Dr. Robert Morrison earned his bachelor of science from Gonzaga University in 2007 and doctorate of medicine from Oregon Health & Science University in 2011. He joined the University of Michigan in 2011 where he is completing his residency in Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. As part of his training, he completed the NIH T32-funded Advanced Research Training in Otolaryngology Program (ARTOP) within the Department of Biomedical Engineering. His research on personalized medical device development using additive manufacturing has been featured internationally in the lay press and published in several journals including Science Translational Medicine and Pediatrics. Dr. Morrison has a particular interest in 3D printing applications in the head & neck, airway physiology & reconstruction, cartilage tissue engineering, and craniofacial disorders.


Scott Hollister, PhD
Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
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Dr. Hollister is a Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan, where he directs the Scaffold Tissue Engineering Group (STEG). Dr. Hollister and his collaborators have designed and developed a variety of medical devices utilizing 3D printing, an area in which he has worked for 17 years, publishing his first paper in 1997. He and his colleagues first developed an approach for laser sintering for polycaprolactone in 2004. His general research focuses on the design, fabrication and evaluation of biomaterial platform systems for tissue reconstruction. He is a fellow of the American Institute of Biological Engineering. His work on a bioresorbable tracheal splint along with Dr. Glenn Green was published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 2013 and subsequently was given a Popular Mechanics 2013 Breakthrough Innovation Award. This implantation of this 3D printed device to save the lives of three children has also been featured on the Today Show, the New Yorker, USA Today, NPR, Time magazine, Nature, Science, and Popular Mechanics among other media.


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