Panel Discussion: Biomaterials Standards: Using them, Teaching Them, and Getting Involved

Timeslot: Thursday, April 28, 2022 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Room: Waterview Ballroom, Ground Level


Biomaterial science is interdisciplinary, so no scientist by themselves possesses enough background knowledge to completely understand the phenomena. In biomaterial-tissue interactions it can sometimes be difficult to interpret results at a molecular level. Many scientists tend to interpret results through their own biases even if a more accurate explanation is already available in literature. There is a growing appreciation within the field for the value of testing standards to help maximize reproducibility and interpretability; however, the methods for teaching students how to use and develop standards are still in their nascency. This panel will facilitate a vibrant discussion of how best to actively find, use, and develop educational modules for teaching standards and other methods to maximize reproducibility in preclinical biomaterials research. Panelists will be included representing viewpoints from academic instructors, industry members, standards/regulatory agency personnel, and students.


Abstracts will be available for download on April 27, 2022.

  • Liisa Kuhn, PhD, University of Connecticut Health Center

  • 10:45:00 AM Ryan M. Bock, SINTX Technologies

  • Joel D. Bumgardner, PhD, The University of Memphis

  • 11:15:00 AM James J. Hickman, University of Central Florida