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Axial3D announces appointment of new Advisory Board members


Belfast, UK - 22nd June 2022 - Award-winning MedTech company Axial3D is delighted to announce two additional appointments to their Clinical Advisory Board: Amy E. Alexander, Engineering Division Mechanical Unit Head at Mayo Clinic, and Christian Fang, the Clinical Associate Professor and Honorary Consultant at the University of Hong Kong.

About Axial3D

Axial3D has a mission to democratise the use of 3D imaging and modelling by surgeons around the world. This mission is made possible by their unique Segmentation-as-a-Service™ platform that converts 2D medical scans into highly accurate 3D files that can be viewed online or 3D printed. To date, they have worked with hundreds of surgeons and over 40 medical device companies in 30 countries around the world.

Daniel Crawford, Founder and CSO at Axial3D said:

“At Axial3D, our mission is simple. To democratise the use of 3D to facilitate patient specific treatment across healthcare globally. We are absolutely delighted to have Amy and Chris join the Axial3D team, as they are both recognised internationally as being true pathfinders and leaders in this area.”

Amy E. Alexander is Unit Head of Biomechanical Development and Applied Computational Engineering within Mayo Clinic’s Division of Engineering (DOE). In this role, she bridges the additive manufacturing capabilities of the DOE with the clinical practice through collaboration with the Anatomic Modeling Unit in the Department of Radiology. Amy currently chairs the SME Medical Additive Manufacturing Technical Advisory Team, and is a member of the ASME Medical AM Advisor Committee and a long-standing member of the RSNA 3D SIG. Amy is a frequent co-author of medical 3D printing peer-reviewed papers, and long-term reviewer for Springer’s 3D Printing in Medicine Journal. Amy holds a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering and a Master of Science in Engineering Management from MSOE. She holds certificates in Additive Manufacturing from MIT and SME.

Amy E. Alexander said: “The goal that keeps me energized and excited about my work is the potential to improve outcomes for patients across the globe. As an Axial3D Advisory Board member, I can help realize this effort to expand the reach of 3D medicine internationally thus contributing to that goal. Being an example for young women is always one of my top priorities and this opportunity allows increased visibility to support that goal as well. Over the years, I have watched Dan and the Axial3D team work to hone and scale their offerings in substantial and meaningful ways, and I’m honored to join their team.”

Christian Fang is Clinical Associate Professor and Honorary Consultant at the University of Hong Kong. He provides clinical service at Queen Mary Hospital, Gleneagles Hong Kong Hospital, and the Hong Kong University Shenzhen Hospital. He has authored several clinical research publications with a focus on general orthopaedic trauma surgery, osteoporosis, polytrauma, pelvic acetabular fractures and clinical applications of 3D printing. Dr Fang is an elected member of The Senate at The University of Hong Kong, a Committee Member of AO Trauma Asia Pacific, Trauma Section Committee Member at the Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association, and member of the Standing Committee of The Convocation of The University of Hong Kong. He holds the Harry Fang Gold Medal Award from the Hong Kong College of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Christian Fang said: “3D Printing is now routine in complex orthopaedic and trauma care. The next big thing is to streamline the ordering, image segmentation and digital modelling workflow. Doing so means less waiting for our patients and less effort wasted on navigating through complicated computer software.”