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Thursday, October 22 • 08:00 - 09:00
Get Me PPE: 3D Printing, the Maker Movement, and the COVID-19 Public Health Crisis

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This presentation evaluates the responses of both the commercial and amateur sides of the 3D printing community to the coronavirus COVID-19 public health crisis. In the US, Dale Dougherty of Make has promoted Plan C - in which volunteers have worked together to produce PPE. In Canada, an educational 3D printing company pivoted and made the Canadian Shield. In the EU, the Fab Lab Network sought to overcome a breakdown in supply chains. In Australia and NZ, 3D printing has been used to augment supplies of PPE. This talk considers the challenges of IP, medical regulation, and product liability.

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Matthew Rimmer

Professor of Intellectual Property and Innovation Law, Faculty of Business and Law, QUT
Dr Matthew Rimmer is a Professor in Intellectual Property and Innovation Law at the Faculty of Business and Law, at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT). He has published widely on copyright law and information technology, patent law and biotechnology, access to medicines... Read More →

Thursday October 22, 2020 08:00 - 09:00 UTC