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Fact or Science Fiction? 3-D Printing Discussion Invades World Medical Tourism Congress Taiwan
Sponsored by Medical Tourism Association®, Global Benefits Association and Taiwan External Trade Development Council, June 26-27, at Taipei International Convention Center
Dr. Scott Hollister, professor of biomedical engineering and director of the Scaffold Tissue Engineering Group at the University of Michigan, will present “Impacts of Advanced Technology in Medical Services,” focusing on a hot topic – the theory that entire organs and body parts can be bio-printed -- that has not only captured the imagination of the world, but, more specifically, the healthcare industry as well.
“Using 3-D images could revolutionize the way we look – quite literally – at the way healthcare providers manufacture, distribute and modify medical and dental devices,” said Renée-Marie Stephano, President of the Medical Tourism Association®
Taiwan recently launched a three-year, US$2.33 million (NT$70) program to cultivate local 3-D printing capabilities. The Ministry of Science and Technology seed money to both academia and industry will be used to tackle issues related to output quality and production efficiency.
World Medical Tourism Congress Taiwan 2014 will bring more than 400 participants from multinational employers and insurance companies from 25 countries to focus on networking while engaging in a diverse span of industry topics including healthcare development and investment in Taiwan, medical tourism research, healthcare free trade zones, global insurance, wellness and clinical quality improvements. For a complete list of speakers, go to: http://www.wmtctaiwan.com/
About the Global Benefits Association
Headquartered in the United States with offices around the world, the Global Benefits Association (GBA) (http://globalbenefitsassociation.com/
Founded in 1970 to promote foreign trade, the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) is the foremost non-profit trade promotion organization in Taiwan. Jointly sponsored by the government, industry associations, and several commercial organizations, TAITRA assists Taiwan businesses and manufacturers with reinforcing their international competitiveness and in coping with the challenges they face in foreign markets.
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