20th UWEB21 Biomaterials Intensive Short Course

An Introduction to Biomaterials, Medical Devices, and Biocompatibility

August 10-12, 2015
University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA


Registration is not active yet, please check back in early May for details.

Why is the Short Course for you?
  • It brings people new to Biomaterials “up to speed” on the subject with a broad overview of the field.
  • Discuss the latest trends, issues, and controversies, for example pelvic meshes and resorbable stents).
  • Meet biomaterials experts and leaders and hear them discuss key issues.
  • Extensive, web-based downloadable course materials and a textbook option.
  • An introduction to UWEB21: a resource focused on biomaterials and medical devices.

What is the UWEB21 Biomaterials Intensive Short Course?
  • A tutorial introduction to the fundamentals of biomaterials, medical devices, and biocompatibility.
  • The basic biology presented so a materials scientist can understand it; the basic materials science presented to be comprehensible to a biologist or physician.
  • Biomaterials placed in the context of clinical practice – what are the real issues in medicine and dentistry?

Topics Include:
  • Biocompatibility
  • Blood compatibility
  • Biology of Healing
  • Protein Adsorption
  • Materials Science
  • Medical Devices
  • Surface Analysis
  • Histology

NESAC/BIO Workshop - August 6-8 2015
In tandem with the UWEB21 Biomaterials Short Course, NESAC/BIO holds their annual Surface Characterization of Biomaterials Workshop. Through lectures and demonstrations on NESAC/BIO instruments, attendees learn the capabilities of surface analysis methods and how to intelligently review data received from surface analysis laboratories.

UWEB21 and NESAC/BIO now offer a discount when registering for both events. Both sites accept registration for both events (registration for a single event can only be done on that event's site).

Professor Buddy D. Ratner, Ph.D.
UWEB21 - University of Washington Engineered Biomaterials
(206) 685-1005
ratner at uweb dot engr dot washington dot edu

3720 15th Ave NE
Box 355061
Seattle WA 98195-5061