Panel: Dental/Craniofacial Arena: Opportunities, Regulations and Minefields in the Pathway from Benchtop to Commercialization

Timeslot: Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 1:45pm to 3:45pm
Track: Dental/Orthopaedic Biomaterials
Room: 206/207


Presenters will offer insight into the dynamic and innovative field of dental/maxillofacial technology where cutting-edge imaging technology and additive manufacturing technology meet reconstructive biomaterials. To launch these products to the clinical professional requires knowledge in financing/funding, clinical practices, regulations and business/marketing acumen. Dental/maxillofacial technologies tend to be disruptive. What are the forces that influence which product is a winner and which is a loser? Where can we expect to see grant awards, regulatory changes and new market trends? Are there ways to use cutting edge technology to bring down the costs of reconstructive dental and maxillofacial products as the population ages and purchasing power is reduced?