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Industrial partnerships help to keep the ultimate focus of CBE research on real-world applications. Technology transfer at the CBE involves not only information, but methods and technology development. The CBE has a Standardized Biofilm Methods Laboratory (SBML) specifically designated to develop these methods. For more information, contact Paul Sturman, CBE Industrial Coordinator, at or (406) 994-2102.

Meetings and Workshop

2019 Biofilm Science and Technology Meetings

July 16–18, 2019
Bozeman, MT 

Agenda and registration available May 2019

February 5–6, 2019 Biofilm Technologies: Pathways to Product Development
Hilton Crystal City, Arlington, VA

Final agenda


2018 Biofilm Science and Technology Meetings

July 17–19, 2018
Hilton Garden Inn, Bozeman, Montana

Monday, July 16  Pre-meeting workshop: Biofilm Imaging & Ontology

Workshop overview (pdf)

Tuesday, July 17–19 Biofilm Meeting

Meeting agenda (pdf)

February 6–7, 2018
Hilton Crystal City, Arlington, VA

Tuesday, February 6 Biofilm Science & Technology Workshop

Workshop final agenda (pdf)

Wednesday, February 7 Regulatory Meeting “Anti-Biofilm Technologies: Pathways to Product Development” 

Meeting final agenda (pdf)


2017 Biofilm Science and Technology Meetings

July 18–20, 2017
Hilton Garden Inn, Bozeman, Montana
Pre-meeting workshop, Monday, July 17: The Basics: Standardized Biofilm Methods
Meeting: Tuesday, July 18–20, 2017
Workshop overview (pdf)
Workshop agenda (pdf)
Meeting agenda (pdf)


January 31–February 1, 2017
Hilton Crystal City, Arlington, Virginia

Workshop, Multi-kingdom Biofilms; Biofilms in Women's Health: Tuesday, January 31, 2017 
Meeting, Anti-biofilm Technologies: Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Workshop agenda (pdf)
Meeting agenda (pdf)

2016 Biofilm Science and Technology Meetings

July 19–21, 2016
Bozeman, Montana
Pre-meeting workshop "The Scale of Biofilm Studies," Monday, July 18, 2016
Meeting: Tuesday, July 19–21, 2016
Final meeting agenda
Final workshop agenda

February 9–10, 2016
Marriott Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel, Arlington, Virginia
Beneficial Biofilms Workshop: Tuesday, February 9, 2016 
Anti-biofilm Technologies Meeting: Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Workshop agenda (pdf)
Meeting agenda (pdf)


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