One of the highlights of the 3DHEALS 2020 virtual conference on June 6 and 7, 2020 was a keynote from Sam Onukuri, senior fellow at Johnson & Johnson 3D Printing. He explained how Johnson & Johnson is leveraging 3D printing technology to transform design, manufacturing and delivery across its medical device, consumer and pharmaceutical businesses.
He also made a few predictions about the future of the technology in medical care. Sam Onukuri Emerging Customer Expectations A number of factors are fueling an “urgency for change”, according to Onukuri. Key are ‘pay for value’, an aging population, market consolidation and risk, and changes in regulatory oversight. “Critical outcomes are going to be a lot more important for reimbursement or even adoption. Personalization and customization are broadly becoming very important with the access of digital technologies,” he said. “Not just in hospital systems, but in home-based [care] and ambulatory surgical centers […]
Above: PepsiCo food, snack, and beverage product line-up/Source: PepsiCo PepsiCo turned to tooling with 3D printing...