Dr Thomas P Schaer, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine New Bolton Center, will speak at the 3D Bioprinting Conference which takes place on Jan 31, 2017 at MECC Maastricht in The Netherlands.
As a veterinary surgeon and translational scientist, Dr. Schaer has supported numerous projects from industry and academia on the critical path to market by bringing together multidisciplinary development teams and scientists. Today, he directs the PENN VET preclinical translation where veterinarians, post-docs, graduate students and pre-vet students engage in the same mission: to improve the welfare of animals and humans by functioning as strategic partners providing veterinary, model development and husbandry expertise while helping to reduce costs and accelerate product development.
The scope of work in the field of tissue engineering, musculoskeletal research and product development spans the gamut from long bone trauma, recon, spine, CMF, sports medicine.
In recent years, 3-D printing driven by patient specific imaging data has started to enter the preclinical realm. When transitioning from concept to preclinical studies and in vivo research, it is important to select animal models that will generate valid and predictive results.
Consequently, model fidelity plays a key role. This process is also driven by the clinical value proposition of each individual technology; therefore “reverse-engineering” clinical metrics back into the preclinical space using experimental or naturally occurring disease models has become routine.
This talk will discuss key questions of how to go about de-risking an emerging technology all the way to regulatory submission.
About University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine New Bolton Center
Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center, in collaboration with Four Dimensional Digital Imaging (4DDI), offers a first-ever, robotics-controlled imaging system for use in the standing and moving horse. Penn Vet is the first veterinary teaching hospital in the world using the EQUIMAGINE™ system, which has clinical and research applications for both animal and human medicine.