What Members Say About SFB

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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Who We Are

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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SFB News

SFB President-Elect Dr. Thomas Webster (Northeastern University) discusses how nanomedicine can be used to treat allergies and Ebola:
Nanomedicine and allergies 

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An article in the September 2014 issue of Discover Magazine details how surgeons and researchers are teaming up to explore new methods for treating the wounds of war.


China Approves New Regulations, Releases New Drafts and Standards

On February 13, 2014, the Chinese State Council approved a revised Medical Devices Regulations, which was first adopted in 2000. This was updated on March 24, 2014, expanding the...

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A new TED Blog features an overview of biomaterials in the course of human history with featured contributions from SFB member Buddy Ratner, PhD, University of Washington 

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