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Biomanufacturing will transform our healthcare industry. From grafting new skin treatments to 3D-printing biomaterials to replace bones and organs, the advances made today will have profound impact for every patient. The global competition to develop new
technologies is fierce, and as our engineers, doctors, and scientists continue to innovate, the federal government plays an integral role in ensuring this technology is invented, approved, and used here in the U.S.

This briefing will highlight efforts to advance biomanufacturing technology in the U.S. and what can be done to promote American technological leadership in this new, cutting edge field of engineering.


Bioengineering: A New Frontier in American Manufacturing


Thursday, June 14, 2018


Capitol Visitor Center, SVC 203-02

Lunch will be provided. This will be a widely attended event.


Sponsored by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers

in cooperation with House Research & Development Caucus

and in cooperation with the House Manufacturing Caucus




Welcome: Said Jahanmir, Ph.D., ASME President

Opening Remarks: Senator Jeanne Shaheen, (D-NH)


  • Dean Kamen, Executive Director, ARMI & BioFabUSA, a Manufacturing USA Institute focused on large-scale manufacturing and commercialization of engineered tissues
  • Michael Golway, President and CEO, Advanced Solutions, makers of the BioAssemblyBot™ multi-axis robot that 3D prints living tissue
  • Jennifer Hagan-Dier, J.D., Director, Tennessee Manufacturing Extension Partnership Program (TMEP), part of the NIST MEP National Network, delivering training and consulting services to small and medium-sized manufacturers





Bill Foster                                                       Barbara Comstock

Member of Congress                                       Member of Congress


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