Workshop lab

Partnership with the CBE offers direct access to emerging advances in biofilm science and technology. We host two key conferences each year. Our regulatory pathways meeting in February facilitates dialogue between industry and government regulators about product development and regulatory guidelines. Each July, we showcase our latest research advancements at the Montana Biofilm Meeting in Bozeman. Members are eligible to participate in, at no charge, our biofilm methods workshop held at this meeting. 

Meetings are open to all members and CBE research collaborators (non-member companies may visit once to preview the Industrial Associate program). 

The meeting agendas include:

  • Detailed, up-to-date, reporting of CBE projects and research strategy (specific industry sponsored projects may be excluded depending on the status of the project). Reporting includes written summaries, posters and presentations on the research.
  • Opportunities for the Industrial Associate members to provide written and oral guidance on the CBE research, education and industrial programs.
  • Opportunities for in-depth one-on-one or small group meetings with CBE researchers and students to focus on specific research, application and educational needs of the Industrial Associate.
  • Workshops on CBE biofilm analytical methods. Workshops include hands-on laboratory instruction as well as presentations and materials.

For more information, contact Paul Sturman (406) 994-2102


2021 Biofilm Science and Technology Meetings

July 13–15, 2021 Virtual Meeting 

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

Draft Meeting Agenda

Open House Program

Register here:
Member companies, academic and government partners
Non-member industry

Stats Workshop & Poster Session— Virtual
February 1, 2021

Workshop abstract 

Meeting— Virtual
February 2–3, 2021

Meeting Agenda 


2020 Biofilm Science and Technology Meetings
July 14–16, 2020
Virtual Summer Meeting 

Meeting Agenda

February 4–5, 2020
Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Arlington, VA

Meeting agenda

2019 Biofilm Science and Technology Meetings
July 16–18, 2019
Bozeman, MT 

Monday, July 15
Pre-meeting workshop: Biofilm Growth Reactors—The drip flow reactor and the NEW industrial surfaces bioreactor

Workshop abstract

Tuesday, July 16–Thursday, July 18
Meeting at the Hilton Garden Inn Bozeman

Final agenda

Contact Paul Sturman for registration details 

February 5–6, 2019
Hilton Crystal City, Arlington, VA

Biofilm Technologies: Pathways to Product Development

Final agenda

View past conference agendas andproceedings


Paul Sturman, PhD, PE
Industrial Coordinator
Ph: (406) 994-2102