With degrees in Industrial Design and Bioengineering, I've held some vastly different positions over the years. From custom residential woodworking, to running robotic liquid handling equipment at a large pharmaceutical company, to outside technical sales at both large and small organizations, I like to keep the future open to new possibilities.
Bioprinting is an exciting field FULL of new possibilities! I've been following the industry for years, so when Izumi offered me an opportunity to work in the field, I eagerly jumped on board. It was a once-in-a-lifetime chance to get in on the ground floor of a truly innovative discipline, although "discipline" implies that there are more established standards/practices than there currently are in this nascent field.
For some, the holy grail of bioprinting might be building new organs to address the donor shortage. For me, the milestones along the way and the more immediately attainable applications are themselves critical in helping to lower the costs of drug development and healthcare, modernize current diagnostics and treatments, and pave the way to true personalized medicine.
I am so lucky to get to work with so many talented researchers and to see such fascinating projects! I started this blog to keep track of it all, to motivate me to continue seeking innovation, and to share it with the world. I'm not smart enough to predict where the field will go, but I can make an educated guess that it will be exciting, enlightening, and might just help improve a few lives along the way.
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