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Medical technology firm axial3D establishes impressive Scientific Advisory Board to guide development of automated medical 3D printing software

Press release

08 January 2018



The creator of the award winning axial3D insight platform and supplier of specialized 3D printing software and services globally, announces the formation of its Advisory Board to provide strategic guidance and solution strategy. The members include Pepper Denman, Anish Ghodadra, Alistair Hann and Simon Fleming.

"The search for a specialized Advisory Board to impact the current strategic aims of axial3D has been a fantastic experience, and we have been fortunate to attract such an experienced and diverse group to support our growth in the coming years. " said Daniel Crawford, Founder and CEO of axial3D.

Daniel Crawford Founder and CEO of axial3D

"As we expand the scope of axial3D’s 3D printing software and service portfolio we have established an advisory team with extensive experience in the medical device industry, radiology, surgery and IT development.

This expertise coupled with the existing support from the board of directors in finance, sales, machine learning and artificial intelligence, and new infrastructure technologies ensures the company is positioned to embark on the next phase of growth.

We look forward to working with these individuals and leveraging their guidance to further axial3D’s execution of our vision – making 3D printing routine in hospitals.”
Appointments to the axial3D Advisory Board include:

Dr William (Pepper) Denman, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA Chairman of the Advisory Board

Dr Denman is a highly qualified Clinician who brings many years' experience working in global medical device organizations, and smaller rapid growth businesses.

Former Chief Medical Officer of GE Healthcare and Covidien, Pepper is a practicing clinician at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, specializing in pediatric anesthesia and medical device development, conducting a wide variety of research, having authored over 60 papers and conducted clinical trials in both the pharmaceutical and medical devices arenas.

In addition to his current clinical role, Dr Denman is Principal of Denman Associates. Leveraging his extensive experience in clinical requirements, product development and patient safety, the axial3D advisory board will flourish under his lead.

Dr Anish Ghodadra, Interventional Radiology Yale New Haven Hospital, USA

Dr. Anish Ghodadra MD, brings a combination of industrial, clinical and academic experience to the axial3D advisory board with a background focused on diagnostic and interventional radiology. Completing undergraduate training in biomedical engineering Anish spent time as a medical device engineer before completing his medical training at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine.

Prior to his current Interventional Radiology role within Yale New Haven Hospital, Anish founded and directed the UPMC Radiology 3D printing program where he developed novel low-cost techniques and applications for 3D printing in medicine.

Anish’s expertise in medical imaging, combined with his passion for medical innovation including medical device design, 3D printing, and image analysis will support axial3D’s strategic growth and development.

axial3D award winning 3D printing online ordering software

Dr Alistair Hann, Chief Technology Officer, TravelNest

Dr Hann brings a unique mix of technical and medical expertise to the advisory board. With a doctorate in Biomedical Engineering from Oxford University and an early career developing medical equipment, Alistair is known across the technology industry his role in big data analytics and scaling web and mobile technology. Previously CTO of Skyscanner (and founder of Zoombu), Alistair joins axial3D following Skyscanner's acquisition by online travel agent Ctrip at approximately £1.4 billion in 2016.

In addition to his role in TravelNest, Alistair works to support innovative and high-growth companies achieve technical excellence.

Mr Simon Fleming, Orthopedics, PhD Candidate in Medical Education at Barts and The London; Past President, British Orthopaedic Trainees’ Association (BOTA)

Bringing his experience from some of the UK’s leading orthopedic centers, Mr Fleming has worked and trained in institutes such as Great Ormond Street, The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore and the Royal London Hospital. In addition to his clinical roles and position in BOTA, Mr Fleming is also the Chief Resident for the International Conference in Residency Education (ICRE), and a mentor for the NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Program. Simon’s expertise in the medical training arena is furthered with his role as Project Lead for the Orthopaedic section of the Royal College of Surgeons.

With Simon’s knowledge and passion for surgical training, his role in the axial3D advisory board will be invaluable in putting 3D printing firmly on the training agenda globally to ensure better surgical standards.

Some 3D Printing models of axial3d  
About axial3D

axial3D specializes in medical 3D printing to advance both standards and efficiency of surgical intervention.

With a focus on providing unique workflow software and automated DICOM segmentation algorithms to 3D printing laboratories globally; as well as a full 3D printing service offering, axial3D’s mission is to improve access to 3D printing for surgeons globally, and drive increased efficiency and reduced costs of medical 3D printing. axial3D is a privately-owned company, headquartered in Belfast, UK.

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axial3D establishes Scientific Advisory Board to guide development of automated medical 3D printing software