3D Systems announces the appointment of Dr. Toby Cosgrove and Dr. Bon Ku as members of the Medical Advisory Board

3D systems announced the appointments of Dr. Toby Cosgrove, Former President and Chief Executive Officer of the Cleveland Clinicand dr. Bon Ku, Director of the Health Design Lab at Thomas Jefferson University.

dr. Cosgrove and Dr. Ku will become the fourth and fifth members of 3D Systems’ newly formed Medical Advisory Board (MAB). The two join former Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, Dr. Stephen K. Klasko, and former United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs David J. Shulkin as members of the advisory board.

The Board’s primary mission is to provide strategic input, guidance and recommendations for the company’s growing regenerative medicine efforts.

dr. Cosgrove has been associated with the Cleveland Clinic health system for nearly 50 years. He served as President and CEO from 2004 to 2017 and is currently the clinic’s executive advisor.

As President and CEO, Dr. Cosgrove oversees a USD 6 billion annual revenue facility consisting of the Cleveland Clinic, more than 20 Ohio hospitals, family health centers and surgical facilities, as well as Cleveland Clinic affiliates in other US states and internationally.

dr. Cosgrove was a cardiac surgeon in Cleveland and chaired the clinic’s Division of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery from 1989 to 2004. He has performed more than 22,000 surgeries over the course of his career.

dr. Bon Ku has had a career as a practicing medical clinician and an advocate of using technology-based innovations to solve pressing challenges in healthcare. dr. Ku is the Marta and Robert Adelson Professor of Medicine and Design at Thomas Jefferson University, as well as an emergency physician at the university’s Sidney Kimmel Medical College.

dr. Ku has used modern technology tools such as virtualization, digital modeling, prototyping and additive manufacturing. He is co-founder and director of the Health Design Lab at Thomas Jefferson University. The lab collaborates with medical students, researchers and physicians to develop new medical devices and innovative design concepts for the healthcare sector.

The Health Design Lab led by Dr. Ku features a clinical 3D printing and bioprinting lab and is home to the JeffSolves MedTech initiative. This serves as a center for the incubation and commercialization of new medical technologies.

dr. Ku has written a number of peer-reviewed publications focusing on the application of 3D-printed medical devices and digital models to improve surgical outcomes, optimize treatments, and advance personalized medicine.

3D Systems President and CEO Dr. Jeffrey Graves said: “We are extremely excited to have Dr. Cosgrove and Dr. Ku to our medical advisory board. These two professionals have an impeccable track record of combining real-world medical practice experience with a clear passion for using innovative approaches and modern technology to transform healthcare outcomes.”

Graves continued: “Both Dr. Cosgrove as Dr. Ku will be in a unique position to advise 3D Systems as we build a world-class regenerative medicine business and pursue 3D printing-based advancements in areas such as accelerated pharmaceutical development, human tissue and organ printing, medical device innovation and personalized medicine. ”

There have been many acquisitions of major 3D printing companies in 2022 so far, including 3D Systems which has added new strings to its bow. The company recently acquired material blasting company dp polar, while earlier this year it acquired both Titan Robotics and Kumovis.

3D Systems also recently announced a partnership with Fleet Space Technologies, producing parts for the Alpine F1 team for the 2021 and 2022 seasons.

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