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Center for Biofilm Engineering

News Update:

September, 2004

Volume 7, Issue 7

Research Highlights

In the Media:

Biophotonics International

A cool confocal picture created from the CBE’s new equipment and software made the cover (and inside article) of this journal, illustrating just how compelling microscope images can be.

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News Update:

October, 2006

Volume 9, Issue 10

Research Highlights

New Technologies Available for Licensing

A compound with the potential to improve biocides, fungicides, anti-biofilm agents and other antimicrobial disinfectants, is among seven new biotechnologies developed by faculty at Montana State University and now available for licensing.

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News Update:

October, 2005

Volume 8, Issue 10

Research Highlights

Paper Spotlight

by Jeanne Olsen


Biofilms and biofouling in the oil industry

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News Update:

February, 2006

Volume 9, Issue 2

Research Highlights

CBE Team Designs and Tests Microbial Fuel Cells

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News Update:

February, 2005

Volume 8, Issue 2

Research Highlights

Paper Spotlight


Project investigates the biofilm detachment process

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News Update:

February, 2004

Volume 7, Issue 2

Research Highlights

A Digest:  Biofilms 2003 Themes

by Phil Stewart

The American Society for Microbiology meeting “Biofilms 2003,” held in Victoria, British Columbia in early November 2003, was the largest biofilm meeting ever held.  Seventy-six oral presentations and 369 posters were presented over five days.  This selective summary of the meeting

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News Update:

March, 2006

Volume 9, Issue 3

Research Highlights

Conference in Review

Synthesizing information about biofilms and presenting the industrial relevance of biofilm research was again the focus of this meeting, with outside experts invited to present research topic areas of interest to the Center and its Industrial Associate members.

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News Update:

March, 2005

Volume 8, Issue 3

Research Highlights

Paper Spotlight


Research aims to reduce the risk of infection from implanted devices

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News Update:

April, 2006

Volume 9, Issue 4

Research Highlights

Paper Spotlight by Haluk Beyenal

The energy from microbial reactions is generally low and cannot be used to power electronics. This paper introduces a unique approach by implementing a power management system into microbial fuel cells to convert microbial energy to power.

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News Update:

April, 2005

Volume 8, Issue 4

Research Highlights

Paper Spotlight by Kevin Grealish


Study investigates the relationship between shock-dose treatments and biofilm detachment in swimming pools

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News Update:

April, 2004

Volume 7, Issue 3-4

Research Highlights

Bacterial biofilms: A diagnostic and therapeutic challenge

by Christoph Fux, M.D.

The role of biofilm formation in the pathogenesis of chronic and medical device-related infections is increasingly recognized. The biofilm-mode of growth provides tolerance to both host immune defenses and current antimicrobial strategies.

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News Update:

May, 2006

Volume 9, Issue 5

Research Highlights

Summer Technical Advisory Conference

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News Update:

May, 2005

Volume 8, Issue 5

Research Highlights

Paper Spotlight by Kevin Grealish


Biofilm exists on fresh produce and household surfaces

May
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News Update:

May, 2004

Volume 7, Issue 5

Research Highlights

Magnetic Resonance Microscopy of Biofilms

Paper Spotlight by Joseph Seymour and Sarah Codd

Direct measurement of transport phenomena within and around biofilms presents an experimental challenge due in part to their three-dimensional structure and opacity.

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News Update:

March, 2007

Volume 10, Issue 3

Research Highlights

New Industrial Associate Members


We are pleased to announce that two new companies, Bausch & Lomb and Reckitt Benckiser, have joined the Industrial Associate’s Program as our newest members.

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News Update:

April, 2008

Volume 11, Issue 4-5

New Director's Message

Dr. Phil Stewart recalls an early lesson he learned as a shy science student in middle school – by working together we can all be winners. Read his latest message about how the CBE enjoys working together with collaborators and constituents in an environment of partnership.

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News Update:

April, 2007

Volume 10, Issue 4

Dear Readers,

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News Update:

June, 2008

Volume 11, Issue 6-7

Industry Highlights

Upcoming Technical Advisory Conference

The summer 2008 Technical Advisory Conference (TAC) for our Industrial Associate members and invited guests will be held in Bozeman MT, July 15–17, 2008 (Tuesday-Thursday).

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News Update:

June, 2007

Volume 10, Issue 5-6

Research Highlights

Paper Spotlight

A Laboratory Hot Tub Model for Disinfectant Efficacy Evaluation: Paper Summary
By Darla Goeres

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News Update:

August, 2007

Volume 10, Issue 7-8

Research Highlights

Technical Advisory Conference Highlights

The summer 2007 Technical Advisory Conference (TAC) for our Industrial Associate members and invited guests was held in Bozeman July 24-26, 2007 (Tuesday-Thursday). The TAC featured sessions on Wound Biofilms, Biofilm Behavior and Control, Biofilm Methods, Biofilm in Water Venues, and Fungal Biofilms.

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News Update:

October, 2007

Volume 10, Issue 9-10

Research Highlights

Biofilm Mechanics Workshop Summary

The Center hosted an informal, dynamic workshop on biofilm mechanics, June 28–30, 2007. Twenty-six participants from the U.S. and abroad came together to share ideas and recent results concerning biofilms.

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News Update:

December, 2007

Volume 10, Issue 11-12

Research Highlights

Growth & Activity: 2007 Annual Report

Twining through this year’s annual report of the Center for Biofilm Engineering is a timeline that chronicles the history of the CBE.

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News Update:

January, 2006

Volume 9, Issue 1

Research Highlights

Upcoming Technical Advisory Conference

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News Update:

January, 2005

Volume 8, Issue 1

Research Highlights

Upcoming Technical Advisory Conference

The winter 2005 Technical Advisory Conference (TAC) will be held here in Bozeman, Montana, February 2-4. There will be sessions on:

• Biofilm Control
• Biofilm Methods
• Biological Fuel Cells
• Water Treatment
• Cell-Cell Signaling
• Environmental Biofilms

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News Update:

January, 2004

Volume 7, Issue 1

Research Highlights

Upcoming Technical Advisory Conference

The winter 2004 Technical Advisory Conference (TAC) will be held here in Bozeman, Montana, February 5th-6th. Click here to view a pdf file of the Agenda. There will be sessions on:

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News Update:

February, 2007

Volume 10, Issue 1-2

Research Highlights

Our Industrial Associate Members

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