21st UWEB21 Biomaterials Intensive Short Course

An Introduction to Biomaterials, Medical Devices, and Biocompatibility

August 3-5, 2016
University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA


Registration is now active. Register by July 17th to get the Early Fees.

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.
  • Review the latest trends, issues, and controversies, for example pelvic meshes and resorbable stents).
  • Meet biomaterials experts and clinicians and hear them discussing 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?

2015’s Lectures Included:
  • Biomaterials as an Enabling Technology
  • Toxicology and Biocompatibility
  • Protein at Interfaces
  • Surface Analysis
  • Blood Interactions with Biomaterials
  • Blood compatibility
  • The Materials of Biomaterials
  • Introduction to Histology
  • Foreign Body Reaction
  • Biofilms & Device-Centered Infections
  • The Biomaterials of Surgical Meshes
  • Surgical Meshes – Issues & Controversies (tentative)
  • Surface Molecular Engineering
  • The Medical Devices of Interventional Cardiology
  • Tissue Engineering
  • Hemodialysis and dialysis access
  • Skin and skin healing (tentative)
  • Ophthalmologic Biomaterials
  • Biomaterials and Orthopedic Surgery
  • New Directions in Biomaterials

NESAC/BIO Workshop - August 1-3 2016
In tandem with the UWEB21 Biomaterials Short Course, NESAC/BIO held their annual Surface Characterization of Biomaterials Workshop. Through lectures and demonstrations on NESAC/BIO instruments, attendees learned the capabilities of surface analysis methods and how to intelligently review data received from surface analysis laboratories.

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