28 January 2020
Australia has hosted several innovations in the 3D printed medical device industry, however widespread adoption and diffusion is quite low. This two-year project, funded by RMIT University provides analysis of the industry, its stakeholders (i.e. surgeons, patients, small and large manufacturers, insurers, researchers, and regulatory bodies), the barriers it faces and proposes potential solutions.
This project resulted in two white papers. The first white paper provides stakeholder mapping, identifies four opportunity areas in the industry, them being material science, technology, business models and regulations & quality, and provides industry road mapping, forecasting the future of the industry. The second white paper targets the opportunity area of business models, providing detailed descriptions of the barriers, analysing the root-causes of barriers and proposing solutions.