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Presenters at the 3D Printing in Medicine Summer Course, 2019

Jason Burdick (2018)Professor Jason A Burdick

Robert D Bent Professor of Bioengineering
Principle Investigator, Burdick Polymeric Biomaterials Laboratory
Department of Bioengineering
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, USA

BS Chemical Engineering (UW), PhD Chemical Engineering (CU)

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Peter F M Choong (2018)Professor Peter F M Choong

Sir Hugh Devine Chair of Surgery
Head, University of Melbourne Department of Surgery
Director of Orthopaedics, St. Vincent’s Hospital
Chair, Bone & Soft Tissue Tumour Unit, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
Melbourne, Australia


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Simon Fraser (2018)Professor Simon Fraser

Professor in Industrial Design
MADE Research Stream
School of Design, Victoria University of Wellington
New Zealand

DipFA (Hons) Industrial Design UoA

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Jurgen Groll (2018)Professor Jürgen Groll

Chair, Department for Functional Materials in Medicine and Dentistry
University of Würzburg

Prof. Dr. rer. nat.

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Bernard Guy (2018)Bernard Guy

Lecturer in Industrial Design
MADE Research Stream
School of Design, Victoria University of Wellington
Principle Investigator NZ Product Accelerator
New Zealand

MDes Industrial Design VUW

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Gary HooperProfessor Gary Hooper

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Canterbury District Health Board
Private Practice based at Leinster Orthopaedic Centre
Christchurch, New Zealand

MBChB MD FRACS FRNZOA, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Head of Department, Orthopaedic Surgery and Musculoskeletal Medicine, University of Otago, Christchurch

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Khoon LimDr Khoon Lim

Research Fellow, Christchurch Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering (CReaTE) Research Group
University of Otago
Christchurch, New Zealand

BE Chemical Engineering (Hons1) (UNSW), ME Biomedical Engineering (UNSW), PhD Biomedical Engineering (UNSW)

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Gabriella LindbergDr Gabriella Lindberg

Postdoctoral Fellow, Christchurch Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering (CReaTE) Research Group
University of Otago
Christchurch, New Zealand

BSc (Biotechnology)(Chalmers), MSc(Biotechnology)(Chalmers), PhD(Otago)

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Paul MorrisonMr Paul Morrison

Managing Director
Ossis Ltd
Christchurch, New Zealand

ISO 13485 quality accredited

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Seamus Tredinnick imageDr Seamus Tredinnick

CEO and Co-founder of Ossability Limited
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Musculoskeletal Medicine
University of Otago
Christchurch, New Zealand

BE (Hons) Mechanical Engineering (University of Canterbury), PhD (University of Canterbury)

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Tim WoodfieldAssociate Professor Tim Woodfield

Founder and Principle Investigator of the Christchurch Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering (CReaTE) Research Group, University of Otago, Christchurch, New Zealand
Principle Investigator with the New Zealand Technology Centre of Research Excellence (CoRE)
Adjunct Associate Professor at the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

BE Mechanical (Hons) (Canterbury), MASc (Toronto), PhD (Twente)

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Hala Zreiqat 186Professor Hala Zreiqat

Director of the ARC Training Centre of Innovative Bioengineering
Head of Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering Research Unit
Founder and Chair of ADATE
Member of Bosch Institute
Professor AMME
University of Sydney, Australia

BSc(Hons) Jordan PhD UNSW FIOR

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Speaker Biographies

Professor Jason A Burdick

Jason A Burdick, PhD, is the Robert D Bent Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr Burdick’s research involves the development of hydrogels for various biomedical applications and his laboratory is specifically interested in understanding and controlling polymers on a molecular level to control overall macroscopic properties. The applications of his research range from controlling stem cell differentiation through material cues to fabricating scaffolding for regenerative medicine and tissue repair, particularly for cardiovascular and musculoskeletal applications.

Dr Burdick currently has over 225 peer-reviewed publications and has been awarded a National Science Foundation CAREER award, a Packard Foundation Fellowship in Science and Engineering, an American Heart Association Established Investigator Award, the Clemson Award for Basic Research from the Society for Biomaterials, and the George H. Heilmeier Faculty Award for Excellence in Research. He has also been elected a fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering and founded several start-up companies from technology developed in his laboratory.

He is on the editorial boards of Tissue Engineering, Biofabrication, and Journal of Biomedical Materials Research A, and is an Associate Editor for ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering.

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Professor Peter F M Choong

Professor Peter Choong is the Sir Hugh Devine Professor and Chair of Surgery at St. Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne. In this role, he is head of academic surgery at St. Vincent’s Hospital and leads a vibrant programme of teaching, training and research across the surgical disciplines.

In his Department of Surgery portfolio role of Research Lead, he is also responsible for developing and supporting strategies and infrastructure, supporting research across the six University of Melbourne hospital campuses (St. Vincent’s, Royal Melbourne, Austin, Western, Northern, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospitals).

Professor Choong also leads an ambitious programme of musculoskeletal research that includes basic science, bioengineering and clinico-epidemiology. His multidisciplinary research programme is characterised by the three distinct but related themes of degenerative joint disease, orthopaedic tumours and advanced limb reconstruction. His research places him in the top 0.5% of published researchers in total joint replacement and sarcoma research worldwide (Expertscape), and his research is fully funded by recurrent NHMRC, ARC, CRC and NGO funding (career >$25,000,000).

Professor Choong’s clinical research is driven by big data. He conceived and established the St.Vincent’s Melbourne Arthroplasty Outcomes Registry (SMART registry), which is a unique Australian surgical registry that drives his OA surgery outcomes research. This valuable asset has underpinned his team’s research success, which has resulted in the recent award of an NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence for Total Joint Replacement.

Professor Choong is also Director of Orthopaedics at St. Vincent’s Hospital, and was the inaugural Chair of Adult Orthopaedics in Melbourne (1996). In this role, Professor Choong was responsible for developing and leading Melbourne’s first academic orthopaedic department focusing on joint arthroplasty and orthopaedic oncology. Today, the St. Vincent’s Department of Orthopaedics is the Victorian State Arthroplasty Centre, and also a national centre for bone and soft tissue sarcoma surgery. Professor Choong is also Chair of the Bone & Soft Tissue Sarcoma Service at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre.

Through his clinical, academic and administrative leadership roles, Professor Choong has driven many successful initiatives impacting the teaching, training and research at St. Vincent’s.

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Professor Simon Fraser

Simon has over 35 years’ experience in practice based design research in industry and academia, initially with leading New Zealand companies like Fisher & Paykel (appliances and healthcare) and over 20 years’ as Assistant Design Director at the highly regarded Porsche Design Studio in Europe. In 2001 Simon was appointed founding Programme Director of the Industrial Design programme at the newly established School of Design at Victoria University of Wellington, with subsequent appointments as Head of School and Associate Dean of Research & Innovation. He has a long track record of industry collaboration in both teaching and research.

Current activities include facilitating translational research by bringing together science and design research, with a view to more effective commercialisation and end-user impact. His specific research focus is on creative design-led applications of digital technologies such as 3D printing and additive manufacturing as new forms of production and systems of making.

Professor Fraser has affiliations as Principle Investigator in the NZ Product Accelerator; Associate Director for the Design & Manufacturing Technology Platform in the Med Tech CoRE; PI in the National Science Challenge#10, Science for Technological Innovation, Portfolio 5 Spearhead Project - Additive manufacturing and 3D and/or 4D printing of bio-composites.

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Professor Jürgen Groll

Jürgen Groll was born in 1976 and studied chemistry at the University of Ulm (Germany) from 1995 to 2000. He received his PhD, during which he spent a 6 month research internship with Virgil Percec (Philadelphia, USA), in 2004 from the RWTH Aachen (Germany) with summa cum laude after working under the guidance of Martin Möller.

From 2005 to 2009, he worked for 4 years in industry at SusTech GmbH & Co KG (Darmstadt, Germany) in the field of functional coatings and nanotechnology. In parallel, he built up a research group on polymeric biomaterials at the DWI interactive materials research institute in Aachen (Germany).

Since August 2010 he holds the chair fur functional materials in medicine and dentistry at the University of Würzburg (Germany). His research interest comprises applied polymer chemistry, nanobiotechnology, biomimetic scaffolds, immunomodulatory materials and biofabrication. In the field of Biofabrication, he acted as coordinator of the large scale integrated European project HydroZONES (contract no 309962; from 2012 until 2017, and was awarded an ERC consolidator grant (Design2Heal, contract no 617989).

Since January 2018, he is spokesman of the collaborative research center SFB/TRR 225 From the fundamentals of Biofabrication to functional tissue models, a consortium between 3 universities and 2 university hospitals comprising 19 research projects and 37 Principle Investigators. In 2018, he acted as chairman of the annual meeting of the international society for biofabrication. He currently serves as editorial board member of the journal biofabrication and as board member of the international society for biofabrication.

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Bernard Guy

After more than a decade in the oil and mining industry Bernard Guy turned his focus from engineering to industrial design and working in the field of robotics and medical simulation. His research has evaluated the design of anaesthesia equipment and the design and production of a simulation device for teaching and retaining endoscopy skills. Increasingly he focuses on introducing novel technologies of design to clinicians in healthcare promoting research with local and international healthcare providers and clinical specialists, prosthetic limb providers and the film industry.

Motivated by the novelty and close association of 3D printing to anatomy, Bernard’s research, teaching and commercial collaboration encourage performance and economic benefits through processes that no longer adhere to the traditional rules of mass manufacture. His design methods employ 3D scanning, 3D printing and digital CAD technologies to produce facial prosthesis, synthetic anatomies for simulation, preoperative planning models, and biological inspired designs.

Bernard is a principal investigator in the Product Accelerator, a research organisation where a major proportion of NZ’s additive manufacturing research and development is taking place.

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Professor Gary Hooper

Gary’s clinical practice is largely confined to adult elective surgery with the majority being joint replacement surgery. He leads a research group that focuses on outcomes following joint replacement with several RCTs currently in progress. Other research interests include bioengineering with the manufacture of articular cartilage scaffolds, the effect of joint replacement on bone density, and the investigation of disposable orthopaedic implants.

His department is responsible for managing the New Zealand Joint Registry which has produced several published articles on the outcome of joint replacement surgery within New Zealand and is the first registry to generate long term patient reported outcome measures.

His teaching activities include undergraduate (5th and 6th year medical students), advanced orthopaedic training and postgraduate (Musculoskeletal Diploma and PhD supervision) teaching.

He is the immediate past president of the New Zealand Orthopaedic Association, past chairman of the national training committee, past president of the knee society, past director of the Research Foundation and past senior examiner for the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

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Dr Khoon Lim

Dr Khoon Lim is a biomedical engineer with specialization in polymer chemistry. His research focus is on adopting a class of polymers known as hydrogels as tissue engineering matrices for a variety of applications. His research technology platform involves photo-polymerizable hydrogel bioinks for 3D bioprinting of functional tissues and also delivery of bioactive molecules to promote tissue regeneration.

Khoon is currently an Associate Investigator on the Centre of Research Excellence in Medical Technologies (MedTech CoRE), Affiliate Investigator on the Maurice Wilkins Centre (MWC) for Molecular Diversity and Executive Committee member of the Australasian Society of Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering (ASBTE).

He currently holds a prestigious New Zealand Health Research Council Emerging Research First Grant, and is involved in a number of collaborative projects involving national and international collaborators (Germany, Netherlands, Australia, Korea, Japan and USA).

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Dr Gabriella Lindberg

Dr Gabriella Lindberg has a BSc in Biotechnology and MSc in Tissue Engineering from the Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden and recently (December 2017) gained her PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Otago, New Zealand. She is currently working as a postdoctoral researcher in the Christchurch Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering (CReaTE) Group.

She has won several awards for both best oral student presentations and best poster at prestigious international conferences such as the Australasian Society for Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering (2017) and Biofabrication (2015) as well as the acknowledgement of integrity from the University of Otago (2016) for her research and president role of the Association for Postgraduate Students of Otago (PSOC).

Dr Lindberg's research is focused on the design of cell-instructive photo-polymerisable hydrogel bioinks and bioresins that mimics the native architectural organisation and biological niche. Her research is part of larger collaborative projects involving both national and international collaborators in the likes of Germany, Netherlands, USA and Australia.

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Mr Paul Morrison

I have been part of New Zealand’s orthopaedic manufacturing industry in one way shape or form since the early 1990’s; initially as a founder of Enztec, where we survived on youthful exuberance and skill of faking it until we understood what the hell we got ourselves in to, then we faked it some more. In 1998 I was a founding shareholder of New Zealand’s first dedicated 3D printing business Stratatec Ltd. Then again in 2010, being a sucker for punishment, we established Ossis Ltd, as Australasia’s only certified Custom Implant manufacturer.

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Dr Seamus Tredinnick

Dr Tredinnick is the CEO and Co-founder of Ossability, a bootstrapped start-up that is applying industrial 3D printing and data-science to veterinary surgery. Beginning his career as an engineer and moonlighting as an entrepreneur, he is helping build NZ Inc. through the application of 3D printing at medical device companies like Ossis and Enztec, and is in the driving seat at the growth stage of Ossability. He has successfully translated 3D printed titanium implants from pre-clinical research into products in the hands of surgeons across the world.

Through a position at the University of Otago, he experiences life at the coal face of orthopaedics, bringing a surgeon's ideas to life through applied research. Dr Tredinnick has a wealth of practical experience in medical device R&D, has a deep understanding of the commercial realities of Additive Manufactured products, and has built a technology company from the ground up.

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Associate Professor Tim Woodfield

Associate Professor Woodfield leads the Christchurch Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering (CReaTE) Research Group in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Centre for Bioengineering and Nanomedicine at the University of Otago, Christchurch, New Zealand.

His CReaTE group investigates stem cell and biomaterial-based strategies for musculoskeletal tissue regeneration and their application in the clinical translation of orthopaedic medical devices and cell-based therapies.

Tim was awarded a Rutherford Discovery Fellowship by the Royal Society of New Zealand in 2012 focusing on Regenerative Medicine of cartilage and bone, and he is a Principal Investigator within the New Zealand Medical Technology Centre of Research Excellence (CoRE). He also holds an adjunct Associate Professor position at the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Australia.

Tim is the outgoing President of the Australasian Society for Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering (ASBTE) having also served in Executive Officer and Executive Committee roles since 2008. He is Secretary and Executive Board member of the International Society for Biofabrication, and he sits on the editorial board for the journals Biofabrication, APL Bioengineering, and Frontiers in Bioengineering & Biotechnology.

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Professor Hala Zreiqat

Hala Zreiqat is a professor of biomedical engineering at the University of Sydney and a National Health and Medical Research Council Senior Research Fellow (2016-2020); Fellow of International Orthopaedic Research (FIOR) of the ICORS International College of Fellows (2018); Director of the Australian Research Training Centre for Innovative Bio-Engineering; Co-Director of the Shanghai-Sydney Joint Bioengineering and Regenerative Medicine Lab at Shanghai JiaoTong; and Honorary Professor Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Adjunct Professor Drexel University.

She holds the King Abdullah II Order of Distinction of the Second Class - the highest civilian honour bestowed by the King of Jordan (2018); is a Fellow of International Orthopaedic Research (FIOR) of the ICORS International College of Fellows; and is the 2018 New South Wales Premier’s Woman of the Year.

Professor Zreiqat’s research is on the development of novel engineered materials and 3D-printed platforms for regenerative medicine, particularly in orthopaedic, dental, and maxillofacial applications. She has established national and international industry collaborations to translate her discoveries into approved medical devices. Her pioneering development of innovative biomaterials for tissue regeneration has led to one awarded (US) and 7 provisional patents, and several collaborations with inter/national industry partners. She has been awarded more than $17 M in competitive funding including from the NHMRC, ARC and the NSW Medical Devices Fund.

She is the past president of the Australian & New Zealand Orthopaedic Research Society; founder and Chair of the Alliance for Design and Application in Tissue Engineering (ADATE) (2006-present); founder of IDEAL Society (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Action Leadership) at Harvard University (2017-); and member of the National Health and Medical Research Senior Research grant review panel, the Australian Research Council Expert College, and German Research Foundation.

Professor Zreiqat’s overall objective is to advance collaborative research ventures and build educational and industry linkages nationally and internationally in the field of musculoskeletal disorders and biomaterials research.

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