“$ Boost for 3D Printing”

April 19, 2016
Printing Human Parts


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The People Have Spoken: It’s 3-D Printed Tissue


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Medical Innovation Contest Winner

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April 19, 2016
3D Bioprinting Wins Northwell Innovation Contest

Northwell Health, formerly the North Shore-LIJ Health System, on Monday announced a group of researchers seeking to use 3D printing for medical purposes had won its innovation contest, which includes $100,000 in additional research support.

The system at its Feinstein Institute for Medical Research in Manhasset presented a trio of researchers with a large facsimile of a check in a ceremony combining marketing and medicine.

Northwell Health CEO Michael Dowling said the system is both trying to invest in and promote innovation among its staff and as part of its culture.

“One of the messages we have been talking about and advertising, in the context of the new name, is the whole idea of innovation, new ideas, creativity, looking at things differently,” Dowling told a crowd of more than 100. “That in many ways is what this is all about today, to celebrate innovation, to celebrate the essence of our DNA, looking at everything with a new lens.”

Lee Smith, chief of otolaryngology at the system’s Cohen Children’s Medical Center, in addition to being one of the researchers, described this type of printing, using a patient’s own cells, as a potentially pivotal healthcare development.

“We believe that 3D bioprinting has the ability to transform medicine,” he told a crowd, who also saw small printers beside samples of their work. “We are on the cusp of a revolution.”

Researchers Daniel Grande and Todd Goldstein are working with Smith, seeking to print using a patient’s own living cells in collaboration that is also being supported by Northwell Ventures, the system’s operation that focuses on helping turn ideas into reality.

The researchers modified an existing 3D printer to create a bioprinter designed to produce a “three-dimensional, living, functional, biological tissue replacement. “

They are focusing on producing a wind pipe, as well as seeking to produce cartilage along with models of hearts that can be used to plan heart surgery, particularly on children.

The system earlier announced three potential innovations, including bioprinting, a blood loss manager that speeds up and strengthens clotting and a new patient identification system, essentially replacing bracelets with a temporary tattoo.

“We had almost a half a million votes cast, which is remarkable in a very short time,” Dowling said of this unusual election. “3D printing got over 50 percent of the vote.”

The printer obtained 245,272 of the total 487,761 votes, edging out the patient identification system obtained 221,703 votes or about 45 percent, finishing a close second.

The system hopes to help the other two projects in the final three advance as well, as it seeks to promote and commercialize innovation in healthcare.

April 19, 2016
Big Winner

Northwell Health on Monday announced 3D bioprinting the winner of its $100,000 medical innovation contest. The prize was awarded to Drs. Todd Goldstein of Northwell Health’s Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, and Lee Smith, chief of pediatric otolaryngology at the health system’s Cohen Children’s Medical Center. The technology produces “bioprinted” implants that use a patient’s own living cells, according to a press release from Northwell. There were 487,761 votes cast during the month-long contest. Read more here: http://bit.ly/1SWfvBt

Crain's Health Pulse
April 19, 2016
3-D PRINTER WIN: The results of Northwell Health’s month-long innovation contest are in. The system awarded $100,000 yesterday to researchers at its Feinstein Institute for Medical Research who are working on producing 3-D-printed organs. Crain’s recently visited their lab to see how they do it and what else is in the works.
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April 20, 2016
What New York Values
In Tuesday’s newsletter, I mentioned that 3D bioprinting was the winner of a $100,000 prize in a Northwell Health innovation contest. The project received 487,761 votes, which means it outpolled both John Kasich and Ted Cruz.

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