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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

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Video: CBE on the urgency of biofilms

Biofilm Science & Technology Meetings and Workshops


Montana Biofilm Meeting
July 12–14, 2022
Bozeman, MT

In-person meeting for CBE Industrial Members and invited guests at the Hilton Garden Inn In Bozeman and,
Biofilm Basics hands-on workshop for Industrial Members at CBE labs Mon., July 11

About this meeting

Draft meeting agenda

If you are interested in membership and would like an invitation to this meeting, please contact Paul Sturman 

If you are a CBE member and need an invitation, contact Kristen Griffin

Anti-Biofilm Technologies: Pathways to Product Development (hybrid) Meeting

February 1–2, 2022
Crystal City Marriott in Arlington, VA

Meeting agenda



Montana Biofilm (virtual) Meeting
July 13–15, 2021

Virtual meeting featuring an open house, panel discussion on the biofilm matrix, and a member strategic planning meeting

Meeting Agenda
Open House Gallery
Open House Program

Pathways to Product Development (virtual) Meeting
February 1–3, 2021

Stats Workshop & Poster Session
Feb. 1
Workshop abstract

Feb. 2–3


Montana Biofilm (virtual) Meeting
July 14–16, 2020

Meeting Agenda

Biofilm Technologies: Pathways to Product Development
February 4–5, 2020

Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Arlington, VA
Meeting Agenda

View past meeting agendas and proceedings


International Biofilm Standards Task Group


Paul Sturman
Industrial Coordinator
(406) 994-2102

About Paul