6th Annual Symposium on Biomaterial Science


  • Five industrial scientists experienced in working with academia
  • Rutgers VP for Academic Affairs Joseph J. Seneca
  • Twenty-one leading scientists and clinicians working in biomaterials research, implant science, tissue engineering and drug delivery
  • New Jersey academic leaders from the University of Medicine and Dentistry, Rutgers and New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • Stanley S. Bergen, Jr., president emeritus of UMDNJ
  • Stephen A. Livesey, executive vice president of LifeCell Corporation, Branchburg, NJ


On October 16, the eve of the 6th New Jersey Symposium on Biomaterials Science, five industrial scientists will share case histories of their companies' collaborations with academic researchers and university technology transfer officers. The companies presenting are Cordis, Nascent Enterprises, Polymerix, Advanced Materials Design, and Integra LifeSciences.

Concluding the afternoon, Rutgers' senior vice president for academic affairs Joseph J. Seneca will speak on "New Jersey's Economic Situation and Its Effect on Academic-Industrial Collaborations." He will also present awards to nine industrial member companies of the New Jersey Center for Biomaterials for their ongoing support of academic-industrial R&D.

The after-dinner talk by Patrick J. Sinko of Rutgers College of Pharmacy will look at "Tech Transfer and Start Up Ventures The Trials and Tribulations of a Modern Academic."

On October 17-18, twenty-one leading academic and industrial scientists will speak about their latest research on new materials and their applications in medical care. Strategies for designing, screening and testing materials will set the stage for discussions of their use in orthopaedic and vascular surgery, gene therapy, drug delivery, and tissue engineering.

At the October 17 New Jersey Biomaterials Award dinner, the New Jersey Center for Biomaterials will

Contact: Carole Kantor
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey

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