Special Interest Groups

Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are an integral part of the Society For Biomaterials. Fourteen (14) SIGs represent the full spectrum of biomaterials education, research, development and production covering aspects of academia, industry and government. They provide an opportunity for like-minded professionals to network and hear about cutting edge science in their areas of expertise. The SIGs contribute heavily to the program content of SFB's annual meetings. Members learn from each other, creating opportunities for new ideas to germinate and collaborations to form. Upon joining or renewing, all SFB members receive one (1) membership in a SIG of their choice. The SIGs are:

  • Biomaterials and Medical Products Commercialization
  • Biomaterials Education
  • Biomaterials-Tissue Interaction
  • Cardiovascular Biomaterials
  • Engineering Cells and Their Microenvironments
  • Dental/Craniofacial Biomaterials
  • Drug Delivery
  • Immune Engineering
  • Nanomaterials
  • Ophthalmic Biomaterials
  • Orthopaedic Biomaterials
  • Protein and Cells at Interfaces
  • Surface Characterization and Modification
  • Tissue Engineering

For more information about an individual SIG, go to the Community section of the website.

SFB News

Jeffrey Hubbell, the Barry L. MacLean Professor of Molecular Engineering Innovation and Enterprise at the University of Chicago, recently received the Society for Biomaterials’ 2017 Founders Award, the organization’s top honor, given for “long-term...