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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 paul_s@montana.edu or (406) 994-2102. 


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Biofilm Fact Sheet

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Meetings and Workshop

2020 Biofilm Science and Technology Meetings

July 14–16, 2020
Virtual Summer Meeting 
Sticking Together for Success

Agenda & registration for CBE's virtual meeting will beavailable soon!

CBE response to the COVID-19 crisis

February 4–5, 2020
Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Arlington, VA

Meeting Agenda

Contact: Paul Sturman  


2019 Biofilm Science and Technology Meetings

July 16–18, 2019
Hilton Garden Inn, Bozeman, MT 

Monday, July 15
Pre-meeting workshop: Biofilm Growth Reactors—The drip flow reactor and the NEW industrial surfaces bioreactor
   Workshop abstract

Tuesday, July 16–Thursday, July 18
Meeting at the Hilton Garden Inn Bozeman
  Final agenda

February 5–6, 2019 
Hilton Crystal City, Arlington, VA

Biofilm Technologies: Pathways to Product Development

  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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