Keynote Speaker

Chris Jewell, Ph.D.
University of Maryland, College Park

“Harnessing biomaterials to study and control the immune system“


Plenary Speakers

Emily English, Ph.D.
Gemstone Biotherapeutics

“Beyond the Bench: Lessons Learned Transitioning a Research Project to a Product”

Stephen Horrigan, Ph.D.
Noble Life Sciences, Inc.

“How to Convince other People to Use your Product”

Qijin Lu, Ph.D.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

“An Overview of Non-Clinical Hemocompatibility Evaluation of Blood-contacting Medical Devices and Biomaterials”

Hai-Quan Mao, Ph.D.
Johns Hopkins University 

“Injectable Nanofiber-Hydrogel Composite for Soft Tissue Regeneration”

Sean Virgile, MS
Diagnostic anSERS Inc. 

“From the Bench to the Roadside: Commercializing a Disruptive Technology”

Leah Kesselman
Rheolution Inc. 

“Biomaterials Testing Breakthrough - from Bench to Booming Business”

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