Entrepreneurial manuals tell you to look around for a need that should be addressed and find a way to address it. 3D printing has given many entrepreneurs the tools to answer a wider set of needs than ever before. Each answer allows us to address an even wider set of needs and this virtuous cycle is moving faster and faster, with great benefits, especially for those most in need.
This accurately describes 3D Pediatrics, a startup formed through incubator Dreamit Ventures’ one-year program with the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia(CHOP). The program is called Open Canvas@CHOP and it took just four months for a think tank of pediatric specialists to go from the idea of addressing the issue of lack of medical devices tailored for children to creating a start up to use 3D printing and do something about it.
For more information – go to http://medcitynews.com/2014/02/pediatic-hospital-physicians-initiate-3d-printing-think-tank/