2014 BioInterface

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The Surfaces in Biomaterials Foundation is proud to present one of the best technical and most stimulating conferences in the field of biomaterials science in 2014! The BioInterface Conference will be held in Redwood City, California – USA on October 6 – 8, 2014. During our conference you will be enriched by the science, and the high quality of interaction that is fostered by the unique blend of industry, academic, regulatory and clinical attendees. The size of the event allows you to connect, share and learn by relaxed contact with your fellow attendees.

This year’s highlights include our workshop entitled "From Entrepreneur to CEO: The path from an idea to a product”; our lively Point-Counterpoint session; the presentation of our prestigious Excellence in Surface Science Award; our Student Poster competition; and two full days of solid technical sessions.

Download the Biointerface 2014 Onsite here!

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Planning Committee

Joe Chinn
J Chinn LLC

Norman Munroe
Florida International University

Josh Simon
Secant Medical®

Aylvin Dias
DSM Ahead

Kristen O’Halloran Cardinal
Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo

Dave Sogard
American Medical Systems

Janelle Gunther
Janssen Global Services, LLC

James Parakka
DSM Biomedical Inc.

William Theilacker
Medtronic, Inc.

Mikki Larner
Plasma Technology Systems, LLC

Itai Pelled
Edwards LifeSciences Israel

Sarah van de Graaf
DSM Biomedical Inc.

Andrew Luk

Larry Salvati

Dimitrios Zeugolis
National University of Ireland –

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Event Schedule (view the full agenda)

Monday, October 6

Tuesday, October 7
Wednesday, October 8
7:45 – 8:45am Pre-Registration and Continental Breakfast 7:30 – 8:30am Registration and Continental Breakfast  8:00 – 8:30am Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:45 – 9:00am Welcome and Introduction 8:30am President’s Welcome 8:30 – 12:15pm Sessions and Speakers
9:45 – 12:15pm Speakers 8:30 – 12:00pm Sessions and Speakers 10:00-10:45am Exhibitor Break & Poster Session   
12:15 – 1:15pm Luncheon 10:00 – 10:30am Exhibitor Break 12:15 - 1:30pm   Awards Luncheon:
Student Poster Winner Announcement
1:15 – 4:00pm Speakers and Workshops 12:00 – 1:00pm Attendee Luncheon & Student Town Hall Meeting 1:30 – 4:45pm Sessions and Speakers
4:00 – 4:30pm Opening Reception 1:00 – 3:00pm Sessions and Speakers 4:45pm BioInterface 2014 Program Concludes
4:30 – 5:30pm Keynote Speaker 3:00 – 4:00pm Reception Featuring:
The Academic Poster Competition and Industrial Poster Presentations
    4:00 – 5:00pm Session    
    5:00pm Free Time to Explore the Area    

Hotel & Transportation Information

Hotel Sofitel San Francisco Bay

223 Twin Dolphin Drive
Redwood City, CA 94065
Tel: (+1)650/598-9000
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Conference attendees can receive the special reduced room rate of $189 per night. Reservations are to be made by the individual through the Sofitel San Francisco reservation department at: (+1)650-598-9000. Make sure to ask for the "Surfaces in Biomaterials Foundation rate” in order to receive the special discounted rate.

  • Reservations can also be made online through the conference booking link: http://tinyurl.com/mgdzemj
  • Reserve your room by September 13, 2014 to receive the group rate; availability cannot be guaranteed after September 13, 2014
  • Reservations can be made by telephone (+1)650-598-9000 from 8:00am – 6:00pm PST.

About the hotel:

Sofitel San Francisco is a Bay Area hotel offering modern luxury attentive service and beautifully appointed accommodations in a relaxing hotel oasis on the shores of a tranquil lagoon. Ideally situated in Redwood City between San Francisco and San Jose this elegant accommodation is only ten minutes south of the San Francisco Airport close to many Fortune 500 companies - from Facebook and LinkedIn to Electronic Arts.Discover an elegant French-style hotel overlooking a beautiful lagoon just minutes from the San Mateo Convention Center. Choose from 421 rooms and suites on nine floors all featuring Sofitel's luxurious feathertop and duvet sleep system - SoBed.Choose from 421 rooms and suites on nine floors all featuring Sofitels luxurious feathertop and duvet sleep system - SoBed.

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Area Information

Redwood City Restaurant Options (PDF)

Redwood City At-A-Glance (PDF)

Helpful Links:
BART – Bay Area Rapid Transit information (schedules, tickets, etc.)
Caltrain – Schedules, stations, and fare info
San Francisco Area Information – Your one-stop-shop for dining, events, tours, maps, and more in San Francisco
San Mateo County Information – Local guide to Redwood City/San Mateo County

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