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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.  

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CBE response to the COVID-19 crisis 

Meetings and Workshops

2020 Biofilm Science and Technology Meetings
July 14–16, 2020
Virtual Montana Biofilm Meeting

Meeting Agenda

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

Meeting Agenda


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

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

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

Meeting Agenda


 View past meeting agendas and proceedings