March 2015 Life Science Lunch:”Crossing a New Frontier: 3D Printing and Biotechnology”

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The use of 3D printing is revolutionizing healthcare on many levels and presenting a new set of engineering challenges which will unlock the full potential of the technology.  Recent advances have enabled 3D printing of biocompatible materials, cells and supporting components into complex 3D functional living tissues. It can be applied to regenerative medicine to address the need for tissues and organs suitable for transplantation and the orthopedic industry is using the technology to create custom replacement joints and prosthetics.  Please join us as we learn more about 3D printing technology, it’s applications, and hear how it is being used today to advance cardiopulmonary research.


Dr. Stuart Williams

Director, Bioficial Organs Program

University of Louisville

Andy Steen
Interim President and CEO
Metacyte Business Lab, LLC

Kim Brand

Founder and President

3D Parts Manufacturing, LLC


Todd Vare


Barnes & Thornburg LLP

**Program note: Due to locational differences of program participants, some audio content may only play from one speaker.

Supporting Links

University of Louisville Metacyte Initative –

NIH 3D Print Exchange – – The NIH 3D Print Exchange provides access to a community-contributed database of bioscientific 3D-printable files. Download a model and print it with your own 3D printer or through a 3D print service provider.


About the Series

The Indiana Health Industry Forum and Barnes & Thornburg LLP partner to present a monthly seminar series on critical issues in life science. Each month, at lunch, a policymaker or a panel in the field of life science will be available to answer questions concerning the major challenges and opportunities in the life science industry. We hope you will join us.

There is no charge to attend, but please register so we know how many lunches to order. Please see registration page for details. Some of the discussion questions will be submitted to the speakers in advance.


For information on upcoming programs, please visit the Life Science Lunch website –


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