UWEB21 Biomaterials Intensive Short Course

An Introduction to Biomaterials, Medical Devices, and Biocompatibility

August 6-8, 2018
University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA

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?

Previous Topics 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 August 8-10, 2018
    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