Today's Medical Developments

Authors: Matthew D. Jacobson

3D printing is one of the hottest production trends and may quickly reshape how companies, consumers, innovators, and lawyers view manufacturing. One of the most exciting prospects and radical ways that 3D printing can affect the lives of individuals is through the healthcare and medical device industries. 3D printed medical devices are now a reality and will become more commonplace as manufacturers, hospitals, physicians, and even patients realize the benefits.

Possibly the next great chapter in the industrial revolution, the technology often moves more rapidly than the law, resulting in new challenges. Two legal issues that may plague 3D printed medical device manufacturers are regulations and intellectual property (IP).

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