Despite a few drawbacks, 3-D printing has some promising clinical applications

case_swedish_girl_43_0When 3-D printers were first developed about 30 years ago, the technology had limited capabilities and were large and cost prohibitive. Now that the technology has shrunk both in size and its cost, 3-D printing is more usable across a broad range of fields, including medicine. More orthopaedic surgeons are harnessing the power of 3-D printing to improve their knowledge of anatomy and pathology and, ultimately, to achieve more consistent surgical results.


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A growth-driven and strategic executive, Peter Coffaro commands more than 20 years of progressive management success within the medical device industry. As a District Sales Manager for Stryker Orthopaedics, Peter was responsible for managing and directing a regional sales force to achieve sales and profit goals within the Rocky Mountain region. Previously, he was the Director of Sales & Marketing for Amp Orthopedics. In this role, Peter was responsible for planning, developing, and leading all sales and marketing initiatives. Peter is a former orthopedic distributor in the Pacific Northwest. He has also worked with DePuy Orthopaedics as well as Zimmer, and held positions in sales, sales training, and sales management. Peter has an extensive background in organizational development, business development, sales management, negotiating and P&L management. Peter holds a B.S. degree in Biology from Northern Illinois University.

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