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Matthew Di Prima

Matthew Di Prima, PhD

Materials Scientist
US Food and Drug Administration

Dr. Matthew Di Prima received bachelor’s degrees in materials science and engineering from Rice University (2005) and his doctorate in materials science and engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology (2009). For the last nine years Dr. Di Prima has been working as a materials scientist at the Center for Devices and Radiological Health in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. His areas of research are investigating how the additive manufacturing process can alter material properties, the interplay between corrosion and durability testing and explant analysis. Along with his research duties, he is the chair of the CDRH Additive Manufacturing Working Group which is spearheading efforts across the Agency to address how this technology affects medical devices and other regulate medical products. These efforts include the 2017 Guidance "Technical Considerations for Additive Manufactured Medical Devices" and the potential framework for Point of Care 3D Printing of medical devices.

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