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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


July 13–15, 2021 Virtual Meeting 

Featuring a virtual open house, panel discussion on the biofilm matrix, and a member strategic planning meeting

Draft Meeting Agenda

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Open House Program

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Member companies, academic and government partners
Non-member industry

February 1, 2021

Stats Workshop & Poster Sessionvirtual
Workshop abstract

February 2–3, 2021



July 14–16, 2020

Virtual Montana Biofilm Meeting
Meeting Agenda

February 4–5, 2020

Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Arlington, VA
Biofilm Technologies: Pathways to Product Development
Meeting Agenda

View past meeting agendas and proceedings


International Biofilm Standards Task Group


Paul Sturman
Industrial Coordinator
(406) 994-2102

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