3D printed food is going to take the cake this week in NYC. Inside 3D Printing Conference and Expo is coming to town from April 15-17. The event will feature a track dedicated solely to the burgeoning 3D printed food space, as well as a full day of interactive workshops. Happening in conjunction with the first 3D Print Week NY, it will be their largest conference to date.
For all you entrepreneurs interested in getting up close and personal with 3D printed food, we’ve included a breakdown of the event’s food track below. There’s even a panel on how to bring your 3D printed food product to market. We’re thrilled to be a media partner for the event. As a member of our community, get 10% off with the code “FOODTECH” here.
Heili Kim, Counsel, Venable LLP & Claudia A. Lewis, Partner, Venable LLP
This session discusses the unique challenges associated with digitally manufactured products regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) such as food and medical devices. 3-D Printing presents an opportunity for numerous innovations including the potential for individuals to customize medical devices and food with specific details to meet each consumers need – such as specialized medical devices and personalized food with unique nutrient profiles and calorie content. Among other cutting edge innovations, companies are developing ways to monitor an individual’s biostatistics and then create personalized food to match the needs of the person’s health status. Importantly, the “intended use” and “claims” for the product would govern whether pre-market FDA clearance or approval is necessary for market access. Our discussion focuses on how these innovations may exist within the framework of the FDA regulatory system for food, dietary supplements, drugs, and medical devices.
Hod Lipson, Associate Professor, Cornell University
What is food printing and how does it work? What kind of food can be printed and how does it taste? Is the technology ready, and are we? This talk will cover the burgeoning field of food printing, discuss its brief history, show some of the technologies involved, and outline some of the key challenges and opportunities lying ahead.
Kyle von Hasseln, Creative Director of Food Products, 3D Systems
The present and future of 3D printed food; how digital artisanship will shape the culinary arts and food service.
Using their experience with 3D printing to create food, medical devices, and consumer products, panelists will share the best practices and lessons learned with respect to R&D, pre-approval compliance issues and IP protections needed to bring your 3D product to market. Panelists from The Hershey Company and HICKIES along with Venable attorneys will address innovation agreements, managing relationships with key regulators such as FDA, and how to secure the appropriate IP protections that will help you to generate revenue. Continental breakfast will be served.