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2014 Biomaterials Education Challenge

The 2014 Biomaterials Education Challenge will pit student chapters or teams against one another for the best 6th-8th grade outreach program with total prizes of $5,250 on the line. For more information, click here.

2014 Biomaterials Days Events

For more information on Biomaterials Days events, click here.

March 28, 2014:
University of Florida
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April 11, 2014:
University of Washington

June 9, 2014:
Rice Univ., Texas A&M Univ., & Univ. of Texas at Austin (joint meeting) at Texas A&M University

September 12, 2014:
Georgia Institute of Technology

September 2014 (exact date TBD):
Case Western Reserve Univ., Univ. of Kentucky & Purdue Univ. (joint meeting) at University of Kentucky

October 4, 2014:
University of South Dakota


2013 Special Interest Group Student Travel Achievement Recognition (STAR) Awards

In a competitive process based on abstracts submitted to the annual meeting, the following students were selected to receive the 2013 STAR awards. Congratulations!

Complete list of STAR recipients

SIGs Announce 2013 Poster Winners

Four of the Society For Biomaterials Special Interest Groups are pleased to announce their Awards of Merit for 2013 annual meeting poster presenters.
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AIMBE Flash – February 13
AIMBE Annual Event: March 23-25-2014
Deficit Falling but...
Pathway for High-Risk Medical Devices
Indicators Worth Attention
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Jack Lemons to receive the 2015 Acta Biomaterialia Gold Medal!
Jack Lemons, PhD, University of Alabama, has been selected to receive the 2015 Acta Biomaterialia Gold Medal. The award recognizes Dr. Lemons for his excellence in research, development and leadership in the field of biomaterials. Dr. Lemons is a past president of the Society For Biomaterials (1987-1988) and a charter member. He has also won the Society's Founders Award (1996) and the Clemson Award for Applied Research (1991). Please join us in congratulating him on this distinguished honor!

2014 Award Recipients

The Awards, Ceremonies and Nominations Committee is pleased to present the recipients of the 2014 awards, below. For full text of the press release announcing the award winners, please click here.

Founders Award
Rena Bizios, PhD – University Of Texas at San Antonio

C. William Hall Award
Robert Hastings, MS, PE – Depuy Orthopaedics

Society For Biomaterials Award For Service
Anne Meyer, PhD – University at Buffalo

Technology, Innovation & Development Award
Kishore Udipi, PhD and the Medtronic Resolute Integrity Team – Biopolymer Designs, Inc

Young Investigator Award
Brendan Harley, ScD – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Clemson Award for Basic Research
Elazer Edelman, PhD – Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Clemson Award for Applied Research
Ravi Bellamkonda, PhD – Georgia Tech/Emory

Clemson Award for Contributions to the Literature
Rui Reis, PhD – University of Minho

Student Award for Outstanding Research
Adam Young – PhD Candidate, University of California San Diego

Student Award for Outstanding Research
Stephanie Tzouanas – Undergraduate, Rice University

C. William Hall Scholarship Award


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Member Spotlight

Rebecca Carrier

Member Spotlight Archives

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:



Biomaterials of the Month

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Click here for searchable abstracts of past meetings


Important Details About "Joinder of Parties" Provision in New Patent Law

AIMBE Update

Major Patent Law Change Signed by Obama Friday Sept. 16, 2011.