Event Recap: BioHackers NYC Meetup

Last week’s BioHackers NYC meetup at Blueprint Health was a great opportunity to learn about exciting advancements in the biotech industry.  The event focused on innovative companies and bio-communities that are reshaping the paradigm of traditional biology.  Featured companies included:

  • Epibone: a startup that creates a 3D printing-like process for personalized replacement body parts, starting with bones
  • Genspace: a grassroots biotech community for the general public and students
  • BioCurious: a “General Assembly” for biotech

As we wait to learn more about Apple’s HealthKit during tomorrow’s announcement event, it’s safe to say that increased accessibility and sharing of health data will only accelerate investments in the future of biotech and personalized treatment.  It’s not to hard to imagine the day when doctors will have the ability to instantly diagnose patients and then use 3D printers or inkjet technology to create body parts on the spot.