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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. Contact Paul Sturman for information on our industrial program.

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SLIDESHOW: Why Companies Need CBE

Industrial Associates are our BackboneMembership BenefitsAdvancing Science while Serving IndustryWhy our Urgency: HealthcareWhy our Urgency: Biofilm ControlWhy our Urgency: Water SystemsWhy our Urgency: Industrial SystemsWhy our Urgency: Energy & EnvironmentWhy our Urgency: Standardized MethodsBiofilm Research is Rapidly ExpandingFraming the Future of Biofilm ResearchCBE Leads the World in Biofilm ConferencesInterdisciplinary collaboration expands perspectivesScientifically Sound, Repeatable ResultsPowerful Microscopes Mean More AnswersContact us

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Video: CBE on the urgency of biofilms


Biofilm Science & Technology Meetings and Workshops


Anti-Biofilm Technologies: Pathways to Product Development (hybrid) Meeting
February 1–2, 2022

In-person invite meeting at the Crystal City Marriott in Arlington, VA

Draft agenda

Are you interested in becoming a member and attending our meeting? Contact Paul Sturman

Montana Biofilm Meeting
July 12–14, 2022

In-person meeting at Hilton Garden Inn, Bozeman, MT
Member hands-on workshop at CBE labs Mon., July 11
Agenda and registration available May 2022


Montana Biofilm Meeting
July 13–15, 2021

Virtual meeting featuring an open house, panel discussion on the biofilm matrix, and a member strategic planning meeting

Meeting Agenda
Open House Gallery
Open House Program

Pathways to Product Development
February 1–3, 2021

Stats Workshop & Poster Sessionvirtual
Feb. 1
Workshop abstract

Feb. 2–3


Montana Biofilm Meeting
July 14–16, 2020

Meeting Agenda

Biofilm Technologies: Pathways to Product Development
February 4–5, 2020

Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Arlington, VA
Meeting Agenda

View past meeting agendas and proceedings


International Biofilm Standards Task Group


Paul Sturman
Industrial Coordinator
(406) 994-2102

About Paul