As the Global Medical Business Development Manager of EOS North America, Laura Gilmour oversees more than 20 medical device OEMs and contract manufacturers using EOS technology around the world.
She joined EOS in 2016 after working with the company as a customer during her 15 years as a biomedical research and development engineer.
Previously, Laura was a senior research engineer at Smith & Nephew Orthopedics where she and a team of engineers developed an advanced porous structure now used in orthopedic applications around the world. She also worked at Medtronic Spine and Biologics and Abbott Vascular where she was responsible for translating surgical needs into medical device designs.
Prior to that, Laura spent two years as a pre-market reviewer for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), reviewing and clearing more than 80 orthopedic devices. During her time at the FDA, Laura was a founding member of the organization’s Additive Manufacturing Working Group.
Laura is a member of the SME Medical Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing Working Group and the Society of Women Engineers. She holds a bachelor’s degree in bioengineering from the University of Pittsburgh and a master’s degree in biomedical engineering from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.
Nora Toure: Laura, tell us about your background and what brought you to the 3D printing industry?
Laura Gilmour: 3D printing is directly connected to my fundamental career interest of using engineering principles to improve medicine and medical devices.
I have a bachelors and master’s degree in biomedical engineering. I first started working with additive manufacturing in 2009 as a Research Engineer at Smith & Nephew, one of the top orthopedic companies in the world. I was part of their division that explored innovative technologies that make better medical devices.
Since then, additive technology has been threaded throughout my career: working for the U.S. FDA, Medtronic Spine, and then to where I am now as the lead for the medical device business at EOS, the technology leader for industrial 3D printing. It’s now an industry I’m passionate about because of the promise it has for improving medicine and medical devices for years to come.
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