rich mccomas3D Printing Industry Trends

Rich McComas is a Senior Editor and Research Director at Cellular 3D, an experienced journalist and opinion leader who has written, researched and covered the consumer and professional medical device industry for more than 20 years.  Rich heads up all healthcare market and technology research projects at Cellular 3D, personally overseeing a number of dental and medical initiatives.  Rich believes that 3D printing can help make a variety of medical devices more accessible to patients and practitioners throughout the world.

FDA rolls our New Guidance for 3D Printed Medical Devices

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, has recently released a statement on how the agency has been working newly developed 3D Printed Products, with already reviewing over 100 3D printed devices on the market, including patient-specific implants and knee replacements and the first 3D printed drug. Now, they have also issued new guidance in order to advise medical device manufacturers on the technical aspects of 3D printing, along with recommendations from agency that manufacturers are to include on their 3D printed medical device submissions.