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AccelLAB is a CRO that evaluates safety/efficacy of medical implants with large animal models under GLP. On-site surgeries are performed in surgical suites equipped with CT-scan and C-arm Fluoroscopy. Implantation is followed by histology, imaging, hematology/biochemistry. Imaging modalities also include MRI, X-Ray and Micro CT. Pathology reports are then provided by experienced pathologists. AccelLAB is accredited by AAALAC International.
1305 Walt Whitman Road, Suite 300
Melville, NY 11747
AIP Publishing is a scholarly publisher in the physical and related sciences that provides a comprehensive collection of highly cited peer reviewed journals. AIP Publishing’s portfolio of 17 journals includes prestigious titles such as Applied Physics Letters, Journal of Applied Physics and The Journal of Chemical Physics.
3050 Spruce Street
St. Louis, MO 63103
Aldrich Materials Science provides performance materials for use in biomedical, alternative energy, and electronics research and manufacturing. The Company enables innovation through its Centers of Excellence in Hard Materials, Polymers and Organic Electronics, as well as through our catalog, collaborations, and custom development and manufacturing services. For more information, visit www.sigma-aldrich.com/matsci.
The Altasorb product line represents the highest quality monomers used in the bioabsorbable polymer marketplace. Offerings include glycolide, lactide (both l and d,l), PDO, TMC, caprolactone and other derivatives. Our domestic manufacturing location in Greenville, SC ensures quick response and fast delivery times. Custom synthesis and cGMP manufacturing services, including USP water and Class 100,000 Clean Room, for Medical Devices, APIs, and Combination Products are available.
Anton Paar USA
10215 Timer Ridge Dr.
Ashland, VA 23005
Anton Paar is a leading supplier of measuring instruments that provides surface characterization with streaming potential. The Anton Paar SurPASS system provides convenient and reliable measurement of zeta potential and adsorption kinetics for biomaterials including granules, flat surfaces and fibers. Optimized cells, automatic pH and surfactant titration allow for automated characterization of biomaterials.
Bezwada Biomedical LLC is a privately-held biomaterials company that offers absorbable polymers beyond PLGA. The company develops, manufactures and markets innovative proprietary absorbable monomers and polymers for various biomedical applications. It has state-of-the-art R&D facilities in the USA and India. It has a strong technology and product portfolio comprising absorbable polyurethanes, functionalized drugs and amino acid based monomers for developing combination devices. We also offer standard absorbable polymers, custom synthesis and contract research on absorbable polymers for biomedical applications. Please visit us at www.bezwadabiomedical.com or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
150 S. Independence Mall West
Philadelphia, PA 19106
IOP Publishing is an international, not-for-profit, learned society publisher. We are a world leader in scientific publishing and the electronic dissemination of peer-reviewed scientific research. We offer renowned journals, such as Biomedical Materials and Biofabrications.
Biomomentum provides instruments and services for biomechanical testing.
The Mach-1™ is a mechanical tester designed for compression, tension, shear, and torsion testing. It can be configured for automatic mapping on articular cartilage surfaces through indentation. The Arthro-BST™ is a medical device for the measurement of compression-induced streaming potentials of articular cartilage during arthroscopy.
Bose Corporation's ElectroForce Systems Group introduces the ElectroForce® 3200 and 3330 Series II test instruments which incorporate a new high accuracy displacement sensor for the characterization of soft tissues, bone, biomaterials, scaffolds and medical devices. Our BioDynamic® test instruments advance tissue engineering by providing a novel approach to specimen stimulation and characterization.
Wound healing and infection research is our specialty at BRIDGE PTS. We offer expertise in evaluating drugs and medical devices for their wound healing, antimicrobial and anti-biofilm efficacy using in vitro and in vivo models that closely resemble human disease. For more information visit www.BRIDGEPTS.com.
Cambridge Polymer Group, Inc. is a contract research organization specializing in materials. We partner with our clients to solve problems utilizing our multi-disciplinary research team and full service laboratory. We provide materials, testing and engineering solutions for clients worldwide.
CellScale Biomaterials Testing
3B-572 Weber St. N.
Waterloo, ON Canada N2L5C6
Phone : 226-868-5333
CellScale manufactures biomaterial and mechanobiology test systems, which are specifically designed for biomaterials testing and incorporate temperaturecontrolled media baths, image capture and analysis software, and a range of gripping mechanisms. The cell culture systems enable mechanically active environments in 2D or 3D.
Chinese Society for Biomaterials
Hua Ai, PhD, Professor
National Engineering Research Center for Biomaterials
29 Wangjiang Rd.
Chengdu, 610064, China
The Chinese Society for Biomaterials (CSBM) welcomes you to take a look at the activities of the CSBM in 2013.
CBSET is a preclinical research organization that offers a full range of GLP and non-GLP services, ranging from early product evaluation to preclinical safety, to physician assessment and training. CBSET specializes in the development and application of techniques in the fields of cardiology, electrophysiology, orthopedics, wound healing, regenerative medicine, endoscopy/laparoscopy, cellular therapy, and diagnostic imaging.
CRC Press/Taylor and Francis
6000 Broken Sound Parkway NW
Boca Raton, FL 33487
Taylor and Francis Group/CRC Press is a leading publisher of technical references and textbooks in Biomaterials. Review new and bestselling books and receive 20-50% off on conference specials. Review our journal selections and pick up complimentary copies. Talk to us about being a CRC Press Author!
Bringing Art & Innovation together through Scientific Excellence We perform GLP & Non-GLP animal studies for Device, Biotech and Pharma. Unique insight & expertise in Regenerative, Cardio/Endovascular, Orthopedic, Tissue/Wound & Urological disciplines, provides investigators with acute and chronic models (rodents, canine, ovine, bovine, NHP) for proof of concept, safety, efficacy, and biocompatibility. We help researchers achieve their goals.
The DiaPharma Group supplies diagnostic and research reagents for the investigation of thrombotic potential, anticoagulation, hemostasis and vascular biology. Please visit DiaPharma to learn about the latest products for heparin assays, thrombin generation, and platelet function testing.
At the forefront of biomaterial production is LACTEL® Absorbable Polymers, the first commercial supply of biodegradable polyesters in the U.S. For decades we have supplied GMP excipients for biomaterial use world-wide. At our new, state-of-the art facility in Birmingham, Alabama we continue to pioneer commercial scale production of medical-grade polymers.
EnvisionTEC is a world leader in Rapid Prototyping and Rapid Manufacturing equipment. Using a team of in house experts in chemical, software, optical, mechanical, and electrical engineering, envisionTEC was highly successful in producing the most reliable Rapid Prototyping system in the world using its core based technology of selective light modulation, which is currently being utilized in its DLP® based systems. EnvisionTEC also has close to 12 years experience in the field of Tissue Engineering with the widely accepted 3D-Bioplotter® system, with which numerous in vitro and in vivo experiments have been successfully conducted and published.
Evonik Industries, a global leader in specialty chemicals, offers drug delivery technologies, API manufacturing, intermediates, and amino acids to the healthcare marketplace. Evonik is a worldwide supplier of the Resomer® and Lakeshore Biomaterials™ brands of bioabsorbable polymers for pharmaceutical and medical device applications. Custom polymer manufacturing is also available. Delivery technologies include development services, solubility enhancement, functional excipients and GMP manufacturing for oral and parenteral formulations.
Exogenesis is commercializing proprietary nanoscale surface modification technologies that have been successfully commercialized in the semi-conductor and industrial optics industries. The process is non-additive: it is not a coating. NanoAccel™ has the ability to alter and control surface properties to promote tissue integration, reduce biofilm formation, promote antiadhesive properties to platelets and provide a superior drug or protein eluting property without the use of polymers.
Found Animals — Michelson Prize & Grants Program
P.O. Box 66370
Los Angeles, CA 90066
The Michelson Prize & Grants program provides grants of up to $750,000 to researchers worldwide to pursue permanent nonsurgical spay/neuter technologies for cats and dogs. The $25–million Michelson Prize will be awarded to the first entity to develop the successful product.
For more information, visit www. michelsonprizeandgrants.org.
Huizhou Foryou Medical Devices Co., Ltd.
No. 1, Shangxia North Road
Dongjiang Hi-Tech Industrial Park
Huizhou, Guangdong, China 516005
FORUSORB® is a trade mark of Foryou Medical, which has over 10 years’ experience in medical biomaterial field. With strong technical strength, we have developed a series of biodegradable polyester monomers and polymers for pharmacy, medical device, chemical synthesis and tissue engineering.
Hysitron® is dedicated to the development of next-generation solutions for nano- and microscale materials characterization. Highly awarded technology including in-situ techniques for bio- related studies, such as NanoScratch, NanoWear as well as Fluorescent Microscopy or Raman Spectroscopy is continually developed and improved giving broad range of unprecedented characterization capabilities.
Temple Circus, Temple Way
Bristol, United Kingdom BS1 6HG
Biomedical Materials celebrates its 10th anniversary this year with a number of special issues and events. Visit the journal homepage for more information iopscience.org/bmm Biofabrication (iopscience.org/bf) focuses on research regarding the use of cells, proteins and biological
materials as building blocks to manufacture biological systems and/or therapeutic products.
Izon Science Ltd. Designs and manufactures precision instrumentation for nano- and micro-scale particle analysis. Our instruments, the qNano and qViro-X, utilize tunable resistive pulse sensing (TRPS) to measure the properties of individual particles. Our technology enables an accurate measurement of sample concentration as well as size and zeta-potential distribution.
Dr. Stefan Kaemmer
Berlin, Germany 12099
JPK Instruments supplies nanoscale solutions worldwide for researchers in the bio, life and materials sciences and is a worldleading manufacturer of Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) and Optical Tweezers instrumentation. The NanoWizard AFMs offer premium spatial resolution while
simultaneously being able to correlate sample topography and mechanics at near native/physiological imaging conditions. JPKs CellHesion and ForceRobot platforms are tailored for force spectroscopy on molecules and single cells while being fully integrated with inverted optical microscopes.
Lifecore Biomedical specializes in the aseptic filling and raw material manufacturing of sodium hyaluronate and more recently, the Corgel™ BioHydrogel kits. Hyaluronan and Corgel are being utilized and evaluated in applications that range from ophthalmics and tissue engineering to orthopedics, wound healing and aesthetics, along with several other medical fields.
Materials Research Society
The Materials Research Society (MRS), renowned for its Spring and Fall Meetings, now offers its members FREE unlimited online access to the MRS Bulletin, the MRS Online Proceedings Library (with over 100,000 proceedings papers, many devoted to biomedical and biomaterials research), and MRS Communications, a new full-color, high-impact letters and prospective journal introduced in 2011. Visit www.mrs.org for details.
The Michelson Prize & Grant in Reproductive Biology offers a $25 million prize and grants of up to $250,000 per year for scientists to pursue development of a single dose, permanent, non-surgical sterilant for cats and dogs. For more information or to apply for funding, visit http://michelson.foundanimals.org.
MPI Research is a preclinical and early clinical CRO that provides discovery, surgery, safety evaluation, bioanalytical, and analytical services. We exceed expectations through consistency and quality, with a commitment to communication and innovation, delivering benefits throughout all phases of development. Learn how we can go beyond for you at www.mpiresearch.com.
N2 Biomedical is a leading provider of surface modification services for improving the performance of medical devices. We offer customized coatings and surface treatments to meet a variety of performance improvement needs, including reduced wear, enhanced bone in-growth, higher
lubricity, antimicrobial properties, radiopacity, and electrical conductivity/insulation.
Nanosurf develops and manufactures unique scanning probe microscopes to help researchers easily and reliably acquire and analyze bio-mechanical structural information with picoNewton resolution. Nanosurf has established a world-wide reputation of offering its customers a range of products and services that are reliable, cost-effective, and easy-to-use.
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, NIH
31 Center Drive, Suite 1C14
Bethesda, MD 20892
The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) is committed to improving human health by leading the development and accelerating the application of biomedical technologies. The Institute is committed to integrating the physical and engineering sciences
with the life sciences to advance basic research and medical care.
The National ESCA and Surface Analysis Center for Biomedical Problems (NESAC/BIO) is an NIHfunded Instrumentation Resource dedicated to applying contemporary surface analysis tools to biomedical problems.
The network "Biomolecular Regenerative Methods and Nanobiotechnology in Medical Technology" (BioNanoMedTech) represents a broad platform of biomolecular expertise and biomedical engineering for regenerative medicine, improvement of biomaterials, and manufacturing of medical devices. The network covers all parts of the regenerative medicine value chain starting with basic research up to production, marketing and sales. The members of BioNanoMedTech are part of several public funded projects, and experienced in international cooperation as well.
Nitta Gelatin NA, Inc.
598 Airport Boulevard, Suite 900
Morrissville, NC 23560
Nitta Gelatin is a multinational manufacturer of food & pharmaceutical gelatin and collagen, and is also the maker of beMatrix™ Low Endotoxin Gelatin. beMatrix™ gelatin is a natural biomaterial designed for the tissue engineering and regenerative medicine markets. Applications
include cell transplantation, hydrogels, scaffolding, DDS, tissue adhesion and 3D printing.
711 Sejung Techno Valley, 134
Cheongju, Chungbuk, South Korea
Noanix Corporation designs, develops and provides Custom Coating Systems and Contract Coating Services for implantable medical devices and biomaterials. Some of applications are Stent, Balloon Catheter, Guide Wire, Artificial Blood Vessel, EMG Needle Electrode and Blood
Collection Tubing/Syringe. Noanix is ISO9001/14001 certified.
NOF exhibits Lipidure ®, a series of polymers consisting of phosphorylcholine group which is extremely biocompatible thanks to the same structure as a polar group of phospholipid existing in human cell membrane. Lipidure® can be used for various kinds of medical devices to prevent blood clotting and suppress protein/cell adhesion.
NovaMatrix, a business unit of FMC BioPolymer, provides wellcharacterized, ultrapure alginate, peptide coupled alginate, watersoluble chitosan salts and sodium hyaluronate for use in tissue engineering, cell encapsulation, drug delivery and medical device applications. Our new NovaMatrix 3-D cell culture system expands research possibilities in regenerative medicine and drug discovery.
P.O. Box 1469
Easley, SC 29641
The Altasorb product line represents the highest quality monomers used in the bioabsorbable polymer marketplace. Offerings include glycolide, lactide (both l and d,l), TMC, caprolactone, and other derivatives. Our domestic manufacturing location in Greenville, SC ensures quick
response and fast delivery times. Custom synthesis and cGMP manufacturing services (including USP water and Class 100,000 Clean Room) for Medical Devices, APIs, and Combination Products are available.
Polysciences, Inc. provides custom manufacturing and development of biodegradable materials for drug discovery and delivery, medical devices, biotechnology, electronics and analytical chemistry industries, as well as high purity optical monomers, UV absorbing materials and specialty polymer additives to the ocular lens industry. To learn more, please visit: www.polysciences.com/biomaterials or call (215) 343-6484 about your next project.
Pre-Clinical Research Service
1512 Webster Court
Fort Collins, CO 80524
PreClinical Research Services offers GLP and non-GLP services to support pharmacokinetics, pharmacology and toxicology studies, vascular and surgical models. Our expertise with purpose-bred small and large animal species allows us to efficiently support drug and medical device development. We provide rapid startup times and turnaround to manage our clients’ needs.
Polymer Solutions Inc.
2903-C Commerce St.
Blacksburg, VA 24060
Polymer Solutions (PSI) is an independent testing lab comprised of passionate scientists who use chemical analysis and physical testing to solve and prevent material challenges. PSI is FDA Registered, cGMP Compliant, ISO 17025 Accredited, and DEA Licensed. Our clients range from the largest companies to small and promising innovative startups.
Powered Research, LLC is a preclinical CRO with a focus on serving life science and R&D companies needing high quality non-GLP studies. We specialize in ophthalmic models and our scientific team also has extensive expertise in toxicology, dosing studies, oncology, immunology,
and surgical models to suit drug and device companies.
Proxy Biomedical is a leading original design manufacturer (ODM) for tissue engineering biomaterials and medical device components. Using proprietary expertise the company supports textile, nonwoven, biologic, coating, and micromachined product platforms for advanced surgical implants, tissue engineering biomaterials, and combination devices. Proxy Biomedical works with resorbable and nonresorbable materials from concept development to manufacturing and commercialization.
111 Barclay Boulevard
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
Phone: 847-634-6330 X 2227
Purac Biomaterials develops, manufactures and markets resorbable polymers & monomers worldwide under the PURASORB® brand name. Our products & services support your developments from early stage R&D to market introduction and large scale commercial supply. Purac Biomaterials has over 35 years of experience with extensive polymer expertise.
Anis Hadj Henni
5795 de Gaspe Ave.
Montreal, QC, Canada H2S 2X3
Rheolution Inc. specializes in the development of scientific instruments for mechanical monitoring of soft materials. The ElastoSens(TM) Bio2 is the first instrument that measures in real time, without contact and nondestructively short- and longterm viscoelasticity evolution of soft
hydrogels, biomaterials and cell cultures confined in a sterile and detachable sample holder.
Scanco Medical (www.microCT.com) in the leading manufacturer of state-of-the-art x-ray micro-CT scanners (in vitro and in vivo). The scanners, together with built-in analysis and visualization software provide for a 3-dimensional quantitative measurements. Scanco Medical also offers contract based micro-CT scanning services for academic and industrial groups.
Secant Medical, Inc.
700 W. Park Avenue
Perkasie, PA 18944
Secant Medical® designs and manufactures biomedical textiles and other structures for medical devices. Employing medical fabric engineering technologies, we blend polymeric, metallic and resorbable biomaterials to create custom, high-performance structures that are used in the
cardiovascular, general surgery, neurovascular, orthopedic and regenerative medicine fields. Built on a 70-year history, we’re committed to the future of biomaterials and their role in the healing process and are actively engaged in research partnerships to advance next-generation
biomaterial development. Secant Medical is a business unit of Fenner PLC, a worldwide leader in reinforced polymer engineering headquartered in Yorkshire, England.
Spire Biomedical is a leading provider of biotechnology surface engineering services for improving the performance of implantable medical devices. Spire Biomedical offers customized coatings and surface treatments to meet a variety of needs such as reduced wear, enhanced bone in-growth, antimicrobial properties, radiopacity and a range of other performance characteristics.
Spraybase® is the world’s first integrated instrument that enables electrospinning and electrospraying technologies for life science applications. Compatible with a diverse range of polymers, chemicals and biologics, Spraybase® accelerates science. The Spraybase® instrument offers
a complete solution to users investigating electrospraying and electrospinning applications. Designed with your ease of use, safety, flexibility and scalability in mind the Spraybase® instrument fits in your lab and is useable by all researchers with varying levels of experience in science and engineering. Compatible with many different electrospray and electrospinning applications, the Spraybase® instrument can be used to form colloids and fibers of varying shape and size depending on your specification or application. The Spraybase® instrument offers a complete solution to you for investigating electrospraying and electrospinning applications.
Among our highlights are the Encyclopedia of Biophysics and the journal Biointerphases. Meet our editors to discuss your publishing proposal. Ensure maximum readership for your work, too! Springerâ€¦.your partner in publishing!
Surface Measurement Systems
2125 28th Street SW
Allentown, PA 18103
Surface Measurement Systems develops and engineers innovative experimental techniques and instrumentation for physicochemical characterization of solid state materials. We are the world leaders in Dynamic Vapor Sorption technology and Inverse Gas Chromatography instrumentation and solutions, providing professional world-class scientific and technical support for our international customers
TESco Associates, Inc. was founded in 1980 as a plastics engineering consulting firm. Today, TEScoâ€™s services focus solely on bio-absorbable polymeric implants. TESco provides critical success in material selection and development, mold design and fabrication, and solution of manufacturing difficulties from early concept stages through clinical trials. These services are continued with contract manufacturing of the bioabsorbable device(s).
University of Memphis / University of Tennessee Health Science Center
330 Engineering Technology, Herff
College of Engineering
Memphis, TN 38152-3210
The UM/UT Joint Graduate Program offers MS and PhD degrees in biomedical engineering with research specialization in biomaterials, tissue engineering, drug delivery, biomechanics, biomedical sensors, electrophysiology, and bioimaging. Emphasis in these disciplines is in dental/orthopedics, computational models (pulmonary, coronary, and muscoskeletal), sensor nano/microfabrication, and image
processing and analyses.
Specialists in hard tissue and implant device tissue interface analysis. The BJRL can provide macro to microscopic analyses for your study. Our laboratory is equipped to support animal models, embedment histology, radiography and microbiology. With in-house microbiological processing and SEM, we offer broad ranges of services.
Wake Forest Innovations accelerates the journey from discovery to commercialization. Through open innovation with industry we transform ideas, discoveries and inventions into high-value health care products. We provide industry access to Wake Forest’s proprietary technologies for licensing,basic science scholarship, and specialized preclinical and clinical research services.
350 Main Street
Malden, MA 02148
Wiley is the leading society publisher. We publish on behalf of more societies and membership associations than anybody else, and offer libraries and individuals 1250 online journals, thousands of books and e-books, reviews, reference works, databases, and more. For more information, visit www.wiley.com, or our online resource: onlinelibrary.wiley.com.
Woodhead Publishing is a leading independent publisher of new science and technology. In the field of biomedical engineering, we publish professional, academic and research-based books that present developments in medical devices and in biomaterials science. Each volume contains expert knowledge and invaluable research findings from an international contributor base.
Innovation in Biomaterial measurement of natural tissue and synthetic biomaterials. Featured: Mechanoculture - for cell culture under mechanotransduction, Uniaxial/Biaxial tissue testing featuring the BioRake - a unique tissue mounting system, Micro-scale tensioncompression tester, and for muscle tissue: single cell to whole heart studies.
Zeus is dedicated to advanced polymer research and collaborative development with established companies and start-ups to advance next generation medical devices and therapies. We offer precision extrusion of advanced polymeric biomaterials including Absorv® absorbable polymers, electrospun nano-fibrous materials and Aeos® ePTFE, as well as a host of value-added services and unparalleled technical support.