NESAC/BIO is a state-of-the-art surface analysis instrumentation and research facility serving the biomedical research community.
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|2013 NESAC/BIO Workshop - The NESAC/BIO annual workshop on Surface Characterization of Biomaterials will be held July 29-31, 2013 on the University of Washington campus. To see the schedule and more information about the workshop please visit our annual workshop webpages.|
|Buddy Ratner elected into FTERM - NESAC/BIO Investigator Buddy Ratner was elected into the first class of Fellows of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine in recognition of his distinguished leadership within the tissue engineering and regenerative medicine fields.
|Rami Foster and Blake Bluestein to attend Nanobeams School - NESAC/BIO graduate students Rami Foster and Blake Bluestein have been awarded travel grants to attend the Nanobeams School in Luxembourg.
|Blake Bluestein awarded NSF Fellowship - NESAC/BIO graduate student Blake Bluestein was awarded a three year Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation for his research studies on 3D Imaging of biological cells and tissues with ToF-SIMS.
|David Castner awarded NIH SIG - NESAC/BIO Director David Castner has been awarded a Shared Instrumentation Grant from the National Institutes of Health to purchase a new Ar gas cluster ion source and an upgraded C60 cluster ion source for the existing NESAC/BIO ToF-SIMS instrument. These new ion sources will add significant new ToF-SIMS capabilities to NESAC/BIO, especially for 3-D imaging and molecular depth profiling of biological materials.|
|Buddy Ratner chosen for the 2012 George Winter Award - The European Society for Biomaterials has selected NESAC/BIO Investigator Buddy Ratner for the 2012 George Winter Award for his outstanding contributions to biomaterials.|
|Joe Baio receives NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship - Joe Baio, who completed his PhD studies at NESAC/BIO in December 2011, has been awarded a postdoctoral fellowship from the National Science Foundation.|
|Biomedical Surface Analysis Webinar - An AVS webinar on "Wants, Needs and Challenges in Biomedical Surface Analysis" by NESAC/BIO Director Dave Castner is available on the AVS website.|
|Surface Characterization Workshop - NESAC/BIO Investigators David Castner, Buddy Ratner and Lara Gamble will be giving a workshop on "Surface Characterization of Biomaterials" on June 1, 2012 at the World Biomaterials Congress in Chengdu, China. Overview of the latest developments in biomedical surface analysis, with a special emphasis on capabilities of ESCA and ToF-SIMS, will be presented.|
|Joe Baio wins AVS PNW Student Poster Prize - NESAC/BIO graduate student Joe Baio won the 2011 Best Student Poster at the AVS PNW Chapter meeting for his research on characterizing the orientation of immobilized proteins.|
|Buddy Ratner named ACS Fellow - NESAC/BIO Investigator has been selected as a Fellow of the American Chemical Society for his outstanding contributions to biomaterials, polymer chemistry and surface analysis.|
|Michael Robinson awarded a SIMSXVIII student grant - NESAC/BIO graduate student Michael Robinson has been awarded a North American Student Grant to attend the SIMS XVIII conference in Italy to present his research on ToF-SIMS imaging of biological cells.|
|David Castner awarded NSF MRI grant - NESAC/BIO Director David Castner has been awarded a Major Reseach Instrumentation grant from the National Science Foundation to construct a new femtosecond sum frequency generation system. This instrumentation will add significant new non-linear optical capabilities to NESAC/BIO.|
|Joe Baio finalist for AVS National Student Award - Joe Baio has been selected as a finalist for an AVS National Student Award. Final award selections will be made at the upcoming AVS International Symposium.|
|Elaine Hillenmeyer receives FDA Internship - NESAC/BIO Graduate Student Elaine Hillenmeyer has been awarded a summer internship by the FDA. She will be working on the classification of medical devices.|
|NESAC/BIO workshop at Society For Biomaterials Meeting - NESAC/BIO is running a workshop at the upcoming Society For Biomaterials Annual Meeting entitled "Data Acquisition and Data Interpretation for Conventional to Contemporary Surface Analytical Techniques"|
|Tobias Weidner named NESAC/BIO Investigator - Tobias Weidner, former NESAC/BIO post-doctoral fellow, is now a NESAC/BIO Investigator and a Research Assistant Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Washington. |
|Buddy Ratner receives 2011 Pierre Galletti Award - NESAC/BIO Investigator Buddy Ratner is the recipient of the 2011 Pierre Galletti Award from the American Institute of Medical and Biomedical Engineering. This award is in recognition of Buddy's contributions to the public awareness of medical and biological engineering, and the promotion of the national interest in science, engineering and education.|
|NESAC/BIO hosts the Multivariate Surface Analysis website - The NESAC/BIO website has added a new section on multivariate surface analysis. This section provides information, tutorials, test data sets and computer code for multivariate surface analysis. See http://mvsa.nb.uw.edu/ for more details.|
|Paper selected for Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology - A recent NESAC/BIO publication (Kinetics of Leucine-Lysine Peptide Adsorption and Desorption at –CH3 and –COOH Terminated Alkylthiolate Monolayers,” J.S. Apte, L.J. Gamble, D.G. Castner and C.T. Campbell, Biointerphases, 5, 2010, 97-104.) has been selected for inclusion in the Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology. This journal is an edited compilation of links to articles from participating publishers that cover a focused area of frontier research.|
|Joe Baio receives SFB Student Award for Outstanding Research - NESAC/BIO graduate student Joe Baio has received the 2011 Student Award for Outstanding Research from the Society For Biomaterials for his research on characterizing the orientation of immobilized proteins.|
|Michael Robinson receives 3rd place in AVS ASSD Competition - NESAC/BIO graduate student Michael Robinson placed 3rd in the 2010 AVS Applied Surface Science Division student competition for his presentation on 3-D imaging of cells with ToF-SIMS.|
|Michael Robinson and Shin Muramoto to attend Nanobeams School - NESAC/BIO graduate students Michael Robinson and Shin Muramoto have been awarded travel grants to attend the Nanobeams School in Luxembourg|
|JVSTB August, 2010 Cover Article - Artwork based on the results shown in the paper “Multi-technique Characterization of Adsorbed Peptide and Protein Orientation: LK310 and Protein G B1,” by Joe Baio, Tobias Weidner, Newton Samuel, Keith McCrea, Loren Baugh, Pat Stayton and Dave Castner, Journal Vacuum Science and Technology B, 28 (2010) C5D1-C5D8, 2010 has been selected for the August cover of the JVSTB. For more details see: http://dx.doi.org/10.1116/1.3456176.|
|NESAC/BIO 2010 PNAS Publication - A paper describing the latest studies done at NESAC/BIO using SFG and ssNMR to characterize the structure of adsorbed peptides has been published in PNAS. The full citation is: “A Sum Frequency Generation and Solid-State NMR Study of the Structure, Orientation and Dynamics of Polystyrene-Adsorbed Peptides,” Tobias Weidner, Nicholas Breen, Kun Li, Gary Drobny and Dave Castner, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 107 (2010) 13288-13293. For more details see: http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1003832107.|
|Michael Robinson receives MAS 2010 Distinguished Scholar Award - NESAC/BIO graduate student Michael Robinson received a Distinguished Scholar Award from the Microbeam Analysis Society for his presentation on 3-D imaging of cells with ToF-SIMS at the 2010 Microscopy and Microanalysis conference.|
|Joe Baio receives SFB 2010 STAR Award - NESAC/BIO graduate student Joe Baio received a Student Travel Achievement Recognition (STAR) award at the 2010 Society For Biomaterials conference for his presentation on characterizing the orientation of immobilized proteins.|
|Michael Robinson receives SFB 2010 STAR Honorable Mention - NESAC/BIO graduate student Michael Robinson received a Student Travel Achievement Recognition (STAR) honorable mention at the 2010 Society For Biomaterials conference for his presentation on 3-D imaging of cells with ToF-SIMS.|
|Joe Baio Wins AVS BID 2009 Award - NESAC/BIO graduate student Joe Baio won the best Biomaterial Interfaces Division student poster award at the 2009 AVS conference for his presentation on characterizing the orientation of immobilized proteins.|
|Surface Characterization of Biomaterials - NESAC/BIO ran a workshop on the "Surface Characterization of Biomaterials" at the 2010 Society For Biomaterials Annual Symposium in Seattle on April 21st. For more information please visit the 2010 SFB Symposium website.|
|Shin Muramoto wins SIMS XVII Student Award - NESAC/BIO graduate student Shin Muramoto won a student award at the SIMS XVII conference for his presentation on ToF-SIMS depth profiling of trehalose films.|