Tailoring the future healthcare, from precision drugs to printing bodies
Thanks to the convergence of different technologies, in the near future it will be possible to print and replace individual parts of our body as well as designing and producing tailored medical devices and objects or even drugs, according to personal health and genome data. What are the challenges and the opportunities? In this context, how is the healthcare landscape changing, where new professionals, citizen-innovators and patients have a key and relevant role? What are the new places in which health innovation is becoming a responsible and distributed process?
The third CFT event revolved around these open questions, starting from the concrete experiences of fablabs, hospital factories, responsible companies and digital healthcare communities. The event was based on a multi-stakeholder approach and involved enterprises, research institutions, universities and civil society organisations to present and exchange experiences and projects on the new healthcare realities.
The event was held in Pavia on 6th September 2018 within the framework of the Congress ‘3Dprinting and Biomechanics’, an international event hosted in Italy at the University of Pavia premises and co-organized by the Italian Digital Biomanufacturing Network (IDBN) and the Italian Chapter of the European Society of Biomechanics (ESB-ITA).