19th UWEB21 Biomaterials Intensive Short Course

An Introduction to Biomaterials, Medical Devices, and Biocompatibility


August 14-16, 2014
University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA


The UWEB21 Short Course is over. Thank you all attendees and speakers.

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.
  • Meet biomaterials experts and leaders and hear them discuss key issues.
  • Extensive, web-based downloadable course materials.
  • An introduction to UWEB21 as a resource for the biomaterials and medical device industries.

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:
  • Toxicology and Biocompatibility
  • Inflammation and the Foreign Body Reaction
  • Surface Analysis
  • Cell Interactions
  • Protein Engineering
  • Biomaterials for Healing Skin
  • Cardiovascular Devices
  • Bone and Hard Tissue
  • Proteins at Interfaces
  • Ophthalmologic Materials
  • Societal Issues with Medical Devices
  • Biomaterials for Gene Delivery
  • Drug Delivery
  • Blood Interactions with Materials
  • Tissue Interactions & Introduction to Histology
  • Dental Implants
  • Tissue Engineering
  • Microscopy and Histology
  • Device Centered Infection & Biofilms

NESAC/BIO Workshop - August 18-20 2014
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.

The NESAC/BIO Workshop has reached capacity and is not accepting registrations.

Optional Reference Textbook:
Biomaterials Science: An Introduction to Materials in Medicine, 3rd ed., November, 2012
This best-selling title provides the most comprehensive review of all aspects of biomaterials science, with over 90 contributors from academia, government, and industry. The book explains the clinical uses of biomaterials as components in implants, devices, and artificial organs. Chapters detail biomaterials uses in biotechnology as well as the characterization of the physical, chemical, biochemical and surface properties of these materials. Also included are regulatory and ethical issues, future directions of the field, and an update on medical and biotechnological applications.

ISBN-10: 0123746264
ISBN-13: 978-0123746269

A PDF copy of the book on a USB Drive can be purchased for $80 when registering.

The left link takes you to the vendor's home page, the right link takes you to the textbook's page.

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