Mills to serve as panelist for annual Society of Biomaterials meeting

Apr 20, 2022 | Applied and Natural Sciences, Faculty/Staff, General News, Research

Dr. David Mills and Brent Upshaw have been invited to serve as panelists at the Society for Biomaterials 2022 meeting. The theme for the annual meeting is “The Perilous Fight to Translate Innovative Research to Commercial Viability.”

This year’s program is focused on ideas that involve breakthroughs in biomaterials science, translation of basic research to clinical application, next-generation medical devices, and content that explores standards development, regulatory issues, and commercial realities.

The panel will focus on the issues facing small and mid-sized colleges, as well as equity, diversity and inclusion issues facing researchers who are not well-represented in academic spin-off activities.

Mills co-wrote the panel proposal with Dr. Anne Meyers from the University of Buffalo. Upshaw is a venture capitalist and a collaborator on several funded projects at Louisiana Tech University. The proposal is titled, “The Commercialization Highway – How to Navigate your Discovery to the Marketplace.”