Impact 1+ billion people by using low-cost technologies to save lives, time and money
Julielynn Wong, MD, MPH
Founder, Chairman, & C.E.O.
Julielynn is an award-winning, Harvard educated physician-scientist, innovator, and educator whose life’s mission is to use technology to benefit the world. She is internationally recognized as a 3D printing, drone, robotics, telemedicine and digital health pioneer who uses cutting-edge technology to deliver healthcare solutions in diverse environments, from outer space to remote communities with limited access to healthcare resources. She was the first to 3D print medical supplies onboard the International Space Station and at the Mars Desert Research Station. She designed a solar-powered mobile 3D printing system that can be transported in a carry-on suitcase to produce medical supplies in remote, off-grid communities. Julielynn regularly lectures on innovation in healthcare and is a frequent contributor to various media outlets including ABC News, Forbes, and the Huffington Post.
3D4MD was conceived by Dr. Julielynn Wong in 2011. 3D4MD combines a wealth of practical clinical knowledge, advanced qualifications, and a crowd-sourcing innovation process to address some of the most difficult healthcare problems faced in remote and challenging places to work. 3D4MD is a for-profit social enterprise whose mission is to use 3D printing, drones, and other low-cost technologies to make sustainable solutions to reduce poverty and deliver healthcare in the most challenging places to those who need it the most. We are always seeking corporations, foundations, and organizations who share our vision and want to provide social investment to impact over 1 billion lives. We provide high-quality products, services, programs and events to generate revenue to support our humanitarian projects to save lives, time, and money.
We are building a digital library of crowd-sourced, quality-tested solutions available for download via a tiered pricing model and for unlimited humanitarian use.
- We use humanitarian design principles to make sustainable solutions to save lives, time, and money.
- We focus on meeting the highest standards of safety and efficacy in designing our solutions.
- We respect the confidentiality of patients, healthcare providers, medical institutions, and our partner organizations.
- We are committed to bringing quality healthcare services to people regardless of their race, national origin, religion or political affiliation.
- Our services balance gender and environmental concerns to the greatest extent possible.
Partners and Supporters
3D4MD is seeking partners and various types of support to continue to make our vision of transforming healthcare a reality. 3D4MD relies on the generous support from numerous organizations including the following:
3D4MD was selected from 126 entries to receive one of 5 Canadian Medical Association Inaugural Joule Innovation grants to advance our 3D printing healthcare innovations.
NSERC offers funding for research activities for industry, academic, and public sector partnerships. 3D4MD's co-op students receive funding support from NSERC.
LulzBot products embody the spirit of Free Software, Libre Innovation, and Open Source Hardware communities. 3D4MD receives product discounts through LulzBot's education pricing program.
Hacklab.TO is a community hackerspace which encourages people to socialize, share knowledge, and work together on their projects. 3D4MD receives in-kind support from Hacklab.TO.
Springborne Life Sciences' operational focus is on regulatory compliance and quality system processes for medical technologies. 3D4MD receives in-kind support and technical assistance from Springborne Life Sciences.
Made in Space is creating groundbreaking 3D printing technology for use in the space environment. Made in Space provides technical assistance and in-kind support for 3D4MD.
Field Ready is a non-profit humanitarian aid NGO that seeks to transform logistics through technology. 3D4MD works in partnership with Field Ready on building and testing humanitarian applications of 3D printing.
Canada Makes is a network of private, public, academic, and non-profit entities dedicated to promoting additive manufacturing. 3D4MD receives in-kind support from Canada Makes.
Devicix is a medical product realization engineering firm that is capable of shepherding a design from the idea stage through the FDA process. Devicix provides technical assistance for 3D4MD.
Health Mission Outreach's goal is to provide free medical aid to the impoverished without discrimination. 3D4MD receives in-kind support from Health Mission Outreach.
Structur3D offers the Discov3ry, an add-on feature for printing a range of soft materials on desktop 3D printers. 3D4MD receives in-kind support from Structur3D.
The Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Design Technologies allows industry partners to develop 3D printing applications with students and researchers. 3D4MD receives technical assistance and in-kind support from CAMDT.
Southlake Regional Health Centre is a partner hospital in the Healthcare Ecosphere, a program that connects hospitals with entrepreneurs. 3D4MD collaborates with Southlake Regional Health Centre to use 3D printing to solve clinical problems.
3D Systems is a global leader in 3D printing and offers a range of user-friendly printers. Through in-kind support, 3D4MD has achieved project milestones more quickly through 3D Systems.
The LIG Global Foundation's mission is to deliver humanitarian relief by bringing together medical and non-medical volunteers, supplies, and technology.
HOSA Canada provides students with the skills to pursue careers in the health sciences. 3D4MD shares technical expertise for HOSA Canada's educational programs.
Sportsandsocialchange.org is an online directory of non-profit sports organizations who seek to create social change. 3D4MD shares technical expertise with Sportsandsocialchange.org.
Redetec makes the Protocycler, the world's first complete desktop filament recycler to create 3D printer filament sustainably on demand. 3D4MD actively promotes sustainability through a recycling partnership with Redetec.
McGill University's Aerospace Mechatronics Lab is a pioneering research facility in unmanned aerial vehicles. 3D4MD exchanges technical expertise with the Aerospace Mechatronics Lab.
Kuunda 3d trains and educates East Africa's entrepreneurs and teachers to use 3D printers for affordable, local production. 3D4MD shares technical expertise with Kuunda 3d.
inventid is a U.K.-based innovation and design firm that delivers groundbreaking design on budget and on time. 3D4MD shares technical expertise with inventid.