Montana State University

Letter to the Editor: Wound Retreat

We are pleased to announce that a summary of the February 2009 Wound Retreat hosted by the CBE, has been published in the journal “Wound Repair and Regeneration.”

Letter to the Editor: Highlights from the Montana wound biofilm retreat
Ammons MCB, James GA, Stewart PS
Wound Rep Reg 2009; 17(4):626-627
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NIH Grant Awarded - July 2009

The Center for BioInspired Nanomaterials was awarded an NIH grant to develop nanoparticles for targeting periodontal pathogens. The proposal was co-written by Peter Suci and Mark Young. Dr. Suci will be leading this research effort. The project was awarded  $391,875 for the period of August 1, 2009 through September 30, 2011.

In the Media: Fall 2009

Mary Cloud Ammons was one of seven winners of the BD Biosciences Fall 2009 Research Grant Program selected to receive individual grants of research reagents valued at $10,000. She was interviewed about her research which examines the function of the innate immune system in the presence of biofilms.

Read the interview stories, “Fall 2009 Research Grant Recipients Talk About Their Research.”

Industry news: Agile Sciences awarded NIH grant to evaluate chronic wounds

August 3, 2011
Agile Sciences was recently awarded a $300,000 NIH Phase I STTR Grant to evaluate anti-biofilm treatment for chronic wounds.

Million dollar confocal microscope equipment

Phil Stewart, Principal Investigator and CBE Director, received funding from the NSF-MRI Program and the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust for the purchase of new confocal microscope equipment in the fall of 2010. The National Science Foundation awarded $498,433 for the project: "MRI: Acquisition of a State of the Art Confocal Microscope at the Center for Biofilm Engineering." The NSF grant was awarded in conjunction with a complementary cost-sharing grant of $406,500 from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust.

CBE's new microscopes offer MSU researchers expanded imaging capabilities

November 8, 2011
Two Leica confocal microscope systems recently installed at the Center for Biofilm Engineering provide a vastly upgraded Research Core Facility available to the Montana State University (MSU) research community.

Free webinar on biofilm control in industrial settings

January 20, 2012
Phil Stewart, CBE director, presented a free webinar, “Biofilm control in industrial settings,” on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 from 1:00pm–2:30pm EST.

CBE makes cover of "Biotechnology and Bioengineering"

December 22, 2011
The CBE garnered the cover image and an article in the December 2011 issue of Biotechnology and Bioengineering.

Biofilm images from new scopes

January 3, 2012
The CBE's confocal scanning laser microscopes provide state-of-the-art imaging from living biofilm samples. For a closer look at these microscope images and the researchers, see the confocal microscopy slideshow.

CBE's new microscopes advance understanding of microbes

MSU News Web Feature, January 13, 2012

One of the nation's most advanced confocal scanning laser microscope arrays has finished its first semester of work at Montana State University's Center for Biofilm Engineering and exceeded researchers' expectations in advancing our understanding of the role of bacteria in everything from infection to industrial corrosion to basic science.

What happens when you rinse?

August 28, 2012

A movie image taken from the CBE’s new Leica confocal microscope was featured in Cell journal’s online Cell Picture Show.