Industry/University Center for Biosurfaces (IUCB)

The focus of the Center for Biosurfaces’ research program is on understanding, prediction, and control of biological adhesion. Multidisciplinary studies of the mechanistic details (including physical-chemistry, biochemistry, and biophysics) of “conditioning” film formation, biopolymer deposition, and cell and protein adhesion to synthetic materials and model tissues are in progress.

 A 'graduated' Industry/University Cooperative Research Center of the National Science Foundation

IUCB Vision

  • To understand, predict, and beneficially control the interactions of all that is alive with all that is not.
  • Through such understanding, to predict how living cells and biological matter will attach to other materials.
  • To safely, effectively, and economically control the speed and strength of biological surface interactions for the benefit of personal, public, and environmental health.

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