Nathan Wright, MS, RAC

Engineer & Regulatory Specialist at Empirical Technologies, an ATS Company

Nathan Wright has spent nearly a decade at Empirical Technologies as a leading expert in regulatory affairs and mechanical testing of orthopedic implants. Authoring over a hundred submissions to the FDA, he has established a reputation as an advocate for manufacturers on behalf of the FDA and as an advocate to the FDA on behalf of manufacturers to facilitate the easiest and smoothest pathways for each party. Among the products he has seen cleared, he is recognized as an authority in spinal, sacroiliac, and trauma implants, as well as surgical navigation instrumentation. His clients include many domestic and international manufacturers. On the testing side, Wright is a member and contributor to ASTM's medical device sub-committees and has developed several test methods including the recently published ASTM F3574 standard for sacroiliac fusion implant testing.

2:35-3:25 p.m.

Wednesday April 24, 2024

The Growing Role of Additive Manufacturing

The use of additive manufacturing (AM) or 3D printing within healthcare and the development of medtech has been discussed for some time now. Until somewhat recently, it’s mostly been leveraged for rapid prototyping and gaining new perspectives on a patient’s anatomy. Today, however, additive manufacturing is being used for many more applications, including finished medical devices and production-ready parts. Further, AM is being moved to the point of care to allow physicians to gain greater access to its benefits.

Moderated by Nathan Wright