Stratasys’ Additive Manufacturing Solutions help healthcare professionals to create a new level of patient treatment by having more diagnostic visibility. In the presentation ‘3D-Printing in Medicine’ at the 3D fab+print Conference during COMPAMED / MEDICA 2018, Katharina Augsten will address how 3D printing can improve patient care whilst reducing operational costs and increasing efficiency within the clinical environment at the same time.
Katharina Augsten is Healthcare Sales Manager EMEA with Stratasys GmbH and descibes her role within the company as “always working on a better patient outcome”. She is one of the eight speakers who on November 12 will talk about incorporating 3D printing / Additive Manufacturing in the clinical practice. Katharina is the first speaker at the 3D fab+print Conference and was happy to answer a few questions.
About Katharina Augsten
Katharina Augsten has extensive professional experience in healthcare and pharmaceutical industries, where she has been working since 2014. Since 2018 she has been Healthcare Sales Manager EMEA at Stratasys, communicating the breakthrough benefits of 3D printing to the healthcare industry for a better patient outcome.
When did you first learn about additive manufacturing for medical applications?
I had heard of it before but wasn’t so deeply involved. It was when I started working at Stratasys that I learned all about it. I was very impressed by how we can support the healthcare market, and especially how the treatment of patients can be improved.
What do you hope to establish with presenting on November 12 in Düsseldorf?
Bringing the knowledge to the doctors. And I don’t mean just knowledge about 3D printers, but knowledge about how pre-surgical planning on 3D printed models can help in lowering the risk for patients and increasing safety for the surgeons.
What is in your opinion the greatest challenge for medical AM?
I think the biggest challenge is the fear of using a new technology because that would switch habits, changes the view on things, patients, medical cases, and operations.
But I can only say: the most dangerous phrase in the language is “we’ve always done it this way”.
Did you know?
The presentations tie in with specific information needs of medical professionals and are interesting both to newcomers and professionals who have already gained an insight in Additive Manufacturing.
To attend the 3D fab+print Conference at COMPAMED / MEDICA 2018 be sure to register quickly as seats are limited!
You will also be interested in reading the interview with presenter Cécile Boudot from Evonik, who will be talking about 3D printing Bioresorbable PLA-based polymers for Medical Device. And Grégory Nolens from Cerhum, a Bioceramic 3D printing company, will address an innovative way to repair people.