Over on the Drug & Device Law blog, our Reed Smith colleague Jim Beck (aka “Bexis”) has done some deep thinking about possible product liability implications relating to the 3D printed medical devices. With 3D printing, the traditional medical device model – design and manufacture by the manufacturing company, and use or implantation by medical providers in a medical setting – may not fit exactly. Specifically, Jim asks, who is the manufacturer when a medical device is created via 3D printing? The owner of the 3D printer? The designer of the software used to make the 3D device? The manufacturer of the 3D printer? As 3D printing continues to make inroads in health care settings, additional legal issues like this are sure to emerge. Read Jim Beck’s full post here.
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