Q: What is your vision on the intersection of 3D Printing and healthcare?
A: Humans are incredibly varied in their geometry, and therefore I think the ability to customize anything that is essentially a “replacement part” will be welcomed by physicians.
Q: What do you specialize in? What is your passion?
A: My passion is good ideas and building teams to make them happen.
Q: What inspired you to do what you do?
A: I don’t think I could put my finger on that, I just turned out that way.
Q: What is the biggest potential impact you see 3D printing having on the healthcare industry?
A: An infinite number of custom parts not just to replace bone matter, but to replace more complicated structures in the body as well.
Q: What challenges do you see arising in implementing 3D printing in healthcare sector in the next 5 years?
A: All the usual suspects: regulatory environment, lack of capital for hardware startups, difficulty of building clinical data, etc.
Q: What is the best business lesson you have learned?
A: Be ready to have even your most basic assumptions and best ideas proven wrong. You need to listen to the market to find the right answer.
Q: What is the biggest business risk you have taken?
A: I decided to become an unemployed entrepreneur right after my first child was born. I’m lucky my wife didn’t kill me.