UWEB21 Biomaterials Intensive Short Course

An Introduction to Biomaterials, Medical Devices, and Biocompatibility

The Short Course for 2017 has been cancelled.

Please check back for Summer 2018’s plans.

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?

2016’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
  • Interventional Cardiology and Biomaterials
  • The Biomaterials of Surgical Meshes
  • Foreign Body Reaction
  • Biofilms & Device-Centered Infections
  • Surface Molecular Engineering
  • Biomaterials and Orthopedic Surgery
  • Surgical Meshes - Issues & Controversies
  • Kidney dialysis and dialysis access
  • Tissue Engineering
  • Ophthalmologic Biomaterials
  • Drug Delivery/Controlled Release
  • New Directions in Biomaterials

  • NESAC/BIO Workshop - July 31-August 2 2017
    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.

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

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

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