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Dave Castner Recognized by Biointerphases

NESAC/BIO Director Dave Castner has been recognized for his contributions to the Biointerphases journal.
See the announcement on the Biointerphases website
See the PDF released by Biointerphases

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Yung-Chen Wang selected for 2016 GROW Program

NESAC/BIO graduate student Yung-Chen Wang has been selected to receive 6 months funding from the NSF and JSPS to work in the laboratory of Professor Takeshi Kawai at the Tokyo University of Science. Yung-Chen will be researching new methods for nanoparticle synthesis and processing during his stay in Japan.

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Buddy Ratner Interview at WBC16

NESAC/BIO Founding Director Buddy Ratner was interviewed during the World Biomaterials Congress in Montreal. He discussed the growth, history and new directions in the biomaterials research. The interview is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vh02PSkkj3E.

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NESAC/BIO presents workshop at WBC16

NESAC/BIO ran a workshop entitled “New Directions in Biomedical Surface Analysis” at the World Biomaterials Congress in Montreal. Buddy Ratner, Lara Gamble and Dave Castner gave presentations at this workshop.

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Allan Hoffman receives awards from Controlled Release Society and Acta Biomaterialia

Professor Emeritus Allan Hoffman, a NESAC/BIO Investigator from 1983-2009, has received a special Controlled Release Society (CRS) award from the CSR Foundation. The Allan Hoffman CRS Foundation Award will provide travel funds for students to attend the annual CRS meetings. Allan will receive the 2017 Acta Biomaterialia Gold Medal Award for his excellent in biomaterials research and development.

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Yung-Chen Wang wins Microscopy & Microanalysis Student Award

NESAC/BIO graduate student Yung-Chen Wang won a Microscopy & Microanalysis Student Award for his research on charaterization of Protein G functionalized gold nanoparticles.

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Buddy Ratner receives award for most cited paper

NESAC/BIO Investigator Buddy Ratner has received a Most Cited Article award from the Annals of Bioengineering for his article entitled “Porous Implants Modulate Healing and Induce Shifts in Local Macrophage Polarization in the Foreign Body Reaction.”

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Patrik Johansson wins Tomas A. Hirschfeld award

NESAC/BIO graduate student Patrik Johansson was awarded a Tomas A. Hirschfeld award from the SciX 2015 Conference for his research on “Detailed Analysis of Protein Fibers by Vibrational Sum-Frequency Scattering and Second-Harmonic Generation Imaging”.

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Lara Gamble Named AVS Fellow

NESAC/BIO Associate Director Lara Gamble has been named AVS Fellow for her continued development of novel biomedical surface analysis tools and methodology for advancing our understanding of diagnostic devices and biological materials.

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Registration now open for the 2015 NESAC/BIO Workshop

The NESAC/BIO annual workshop on Surface Characterization of Biomaterials will be held from August 6-8, 2015 on the University of Washington campus. For more information about the workshop and to register please visit our annual workshop webpages.

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Elisa Harrison receives FOMMS 2015 Student Award

NESAC/BIO graduate student Elisa Harrison has received a graduate student award to attend the 2015 Conference on Foundations of Molecular Modeling and Simulation and present her research on protein-surface interactions.

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NESAC/BIO publication selected as Editor’s Pick

The recent publication “Full Membrane Spanning SAMs As Model Systems for UHV-Based Studies of Cell-Penetrating Peptides” by Franz, Graham, Schmüser, Baio, Castner, Bonn and Weidner has be selected as a Biointerphases Editor’s Pick.

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Buddy Ratner selected to give ACS Langmuir Lecture

NESAC/BIO Investigator Buddy Ratner has been selected to give the Langmuir Lecture at the 2015 Fall Meeting of the American Chemical Society.

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Biomaterials Day in Paris

On March 23, 2015 NESAC/BIO Director Dave Castner and NESAC/BIO Founding Director Buddy Ratner gave lectures at the “Biomaterials and Biointerfaces Scientific Day” in Paris (http://www.vide.org/bioday/).

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NIH funding of NESAC/BIO extended to 2019

NESAC/BIO has received an additional five years of funding from the NIH. NESAC/BIO was been funded by NIH since 1983. The new grant award now extends NESAC/BIO’s NIH funding through November 2019.

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David Castner receives 2014 Riviere Prize

NESAC/BIO Director David Castner has received the 2014 Riviere Prize from the UK Surface Analysis Forum for his contributions to study, analysis and understanding of biological and biomaterial interfaces.

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Blake Bluestein wins PNW AVS Student Poster Competition

NESAC/BIO graduate student Blake Bluestein won the Graduate Student Poster Competition at the 2014 Pacific Northwest American Vacuum Society Chapter meeting for his research on using imaging ToF-SIMS to identify metabolic variation in human breast tumor tissues.

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David Castner Awarded NIH HEI Grant

NESAC/BIO Director David Castner has been awarded a High End Instrumentation Grant from the National Institutes of Health to purchase a new imaging ToF-SIMS instrument, the J105 from Ionoptika. This new instrument will add significant new ToF-SIMS capabilities to NESAC/BIO, especially for 3-D imaging and molecular depth profiling of biological materials.

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Buddy Ratner named 2014 UW SoM Lifetime Inventor & Innovator

NESAC/BIO Investigator Buddy Ratner has been named as the 2014 UW School of Medicine Lifetime Inventor & Innovator for his pioneering work in biomaterials that has revolutionized knowledge in the field, defined new directions and made significant clinical impact.

Here is the link with more details:
http://depts.washington.edu/bioe/buddy-ratner-2014-school-of-medicine-lifetime-inventor-innovator/

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Lara Gamble selected for AVS Mid-Career Award

NESAC/BIO Associate Director Lara Gamble has been selected as the 2014 winner of the Peter M.A. Sherwood Mid-Career Award from the AVS Applied Surface Science Division for her research on the development of surface analytical methods for characterizing biomedical surfaces and interfaces.

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