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Clinicians, researchers, and students from medical device manufacturers, academic research labs, and operating rooms across the country and around the world belong to SFB. This interdisciplinary gathering is a critical pathway to identifying issues with current technologies, and for translating academic research to clinical practice.

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The Society for Biomaterials hosted a webinar on Tuesday, August 25, 2015, detailing several methods for commercializing research and starting a company.

SFB President Thomas Webster of Northeastern University covered a number of topics including:

-  How to determine if your idea can be and should be commercialized

- Best practices and different strategies on how to start...

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http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/crux/2015/06/02/artificial-heart/

 

In the USA alone, around 610,000 people die of heart disease each year. A significant number of those deaths could potentially have been prevented with...

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Applications are now being accepted for the 3rd Terumo Global Science Prize.  This prize is awarded to outstanding researchers in the biomaterials field who have produced exceptional research results that meet international standards of excellence.

The Terumo Global Science Prize is presented by the Terumo Life Science Foundation.  The foundation was founded as a public interest...

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SFB member, Ali Khademhosseini's work on 3D printing of blood vessels was ranked #67 in the top 100 stories of 2014 by Discover Magazine!  By embedding wormlike, 3-D-printed casts in a gel, then removing them, Harvard’s Ali Khademhosseini and his team built rudimentary blood vessels. 

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