September 26, 2019—FREMONT, CA-(BUSINESSWIRE)— PrinterPrezz Inc., a trailblazer in combining metal 3D printing, nanotechnologies and surgical expertise to design and manufacture next generation medical devices, today announced that Steven Garfin MD, Interim Dean, UC San Diego School of Medicine, will join the PrinterPrezz advisory board.
An internationally acclaimed leader in Spine surgery, Dr. Garfin joined the UC San Diego School of Medicine faculty in 1981. He has served as chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery since 1997. During his tenure, the department received multimillions of dollars in annual grant funding and has been highly ranked nationally for research output. As a forward-thinking leader, Dr. Garfin has been involved throughout his career in designing and assessing surgical techniques and instrumentation to treat spinal disorders, as well as training the next generation of orthopaedic and spine physicians and surgeons.
Dr. Steven Garfin said, “What’s unique here at PrinterPrezz is the ability to bring surgical and engineering expertise together to create advancements in instrumentation and medical device design. You will not find this degree of collaboration and transformation anywhere else in medical 3D printing today. Companies and universities with innovative ideas can come to PrinterPrezz to help commercialize their designs faster and more efficiently.”
Shri Shetty, CEO of PrinterPrezz, commented, “Dr. Steven Garfin is a forerunner in advancing spine surgery technologies and techniques. We are excited to have him join our Board and look forward to working together to help more patients heal better and faster.”
Dr. Garfin has been named one of the top 28 surgeons in the U.S. by Orthopedics This Week. He was honored with a lifetime achievement award by the International Society for the Study of Lumbar Spine, and by the North American Spine Society (NASS) with both the Wiltse Award for excellence in leadership in the field of spine care and the Selby Award for service to NASS. He is a member of, and has served in leadership roles for, several national and international spine societies, including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Association, International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine (ISSLS), the Orthopaedic Research Society, International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery (ISASS), the Cervical Spine Research Society (CSRS) and the Lumbar Spine Research Society. He is a past president of the North American Spine Society (NASS), ISASS, and CSRS. Dr. Garfin also serves on the Executive Governing Board for UC San Diego Health.
PrinterPrezz’s mission is to bring more ideas for innovative medical devices to market faster, connecting medicine and manufacturing to become the first Medifacturing™ company in the world. By developing advanced medical devices using processes that combine expertise in 3D printing, orthopaedics, semiconductor and nanotechnologies, PrinterPrezz’s ultimate goal is to provide medical solutions that enable people to enjoy active lives longer. PrinterPrezz’s ecosystem aims to solve challenges for various parts of the medical innovation value chain by providing prototyping, development, and manufacturing services to create life-enhancing medical devices. PrinterPrezz provides customers with access to a variety of 3D printing machines, 3D manipulation software, and 3D scanners as well as advanced manufacturing processes, and surgeon education programs. Medical solutions created by PrinterPrezz are designed to enable more people to live happier and more gratifying lives. For additional information about the company, please visit staging.printerprezz.com.