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The Society For Biomaterials enjoys a diverse membership from industry, academics, and regulatory agencies, with interdisciplinary specialties ranging from tissue engineering and nanotechnology to orthopedic polymers, dental implants, and drug delivery mechanisms. See what our members have to say about SFB.

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Active members receive a subscription to the Journal of Biomedical Materials Research (and Applied Biomaterials) and the Biomaterials Forum, full access to the website (searchable directory, SIG community), and discounts on meeting registration, textbooks, and more!

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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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Join the Society for Biomaterials on Thursday, June 4th at 1 PM EST for a webinar explaining how you can effectively run an academic research lab.

SFB President Thomas Webster of Northeastern University will help attendees to understand:

- Best practices for setting up and organizing a biomaterials lab

- Techniques and new standards to be aware of for...

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April 1, 2015 - The University of Memphis Research Foundation (UMRF) has been granted United States patent No. 8,993,540, “Compositions and Methods for Delivering an Agent to a Wound.” It is the 20th patent granted to UMRF. The product covered by this patent was invented in the University of Memphis Herff College Of Engineering’s Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME). The inventors are Dr...

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Professor Christopher Jewell, Assistant Professor in the Fischell Department of Bioengineering at the University of Maryland, has been named one of six 2015 Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovators by the Damon Runyon Cancer Research foundation. According to the foundation, the Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Award is designed to support the next generation of exceptionally creative thinkers with...

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Dr. Paulette Spencer, an active member of the Dental/Craniofacial SIG and one of the SFB representatives to the International Union of Biomaterials Fellows has received a Faculty Fulbright Fellowship to Brazil.  Dr. Spencer is the Ackers Distinguished Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Director of the Bioengineering Research Center at the University of Kansas,...

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