2016 ASM Biodefense & Anti-Biofilm Meetings Recap

ASM Biodefense and Emerging Disease

The American Society for Microbiology recently organized a Biodefense and Emerging Diseases Research Meeting in Arlington, Virginia.  Researchers and multi-disciplinary microbiologists gathered to discuss the threat of bio-terrorism.  Presentations were given covering a wide range of topics including histories of offensive biological weapons programs, bio-surveillance, and the importance of global health security.

Anti-Biofilm Technologies: Pathways to Product Development

Montana State University’s Center for Biofilm Engineering recently hosted a meeting in Arlington, Virgina.  The meeting was prefaced by a workshop on beneficial biofilms with topics covering crop care, bio-remediation, dental health and energy recovery.

The meeting brought researchers, members of industry and key regulators together to discuss FDA’s medical device arena and EPA’s focus on surface disinfection technologies. 

Contact the lab for more information on these meetings, status of the EPA biofilm collaborative or if you have general biofilm questions.