University of Washington Engineered Biomaterials (UWEB), is a National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center, founded in 1996.UWEB brings together a cross-disciplinary team of materials scientists, molecular biologists, biomolecular engineers, biomaterials researchers, bioengineers and physicians, as well as industry leaders in the biomaterials field.The team is driven by sharply focused hypotheses addressing the reasons for poor healing in existing materials and the requirements for triggering normal healing.The combined resources (people, facilities, equipment) in this consortium create the synergy needed to bring our goal to fruition.The UWEB consortium aims to develop a seamless partnership between academic researchers, students and industry, featuring scientific exploration, materials engineering, manufacturing strategies, pre-clinical testing and advanced education.Commitment to education has been key to UWEB’s mission. Over the years UWEB developed innovative undergraduate, graduate, and post-doc programs, seminar series, a heart health education program, and many “K-Gray” outreach activities as well as an undergraduate engineering research journal.

UWEB also offers a wide range of services to biomaterial researchers from UW, other institutions, and the industry.

Services Include:

  • Toxicology
  • Biocompatibility
  • Blood Compatibility
  • Histology
  • Mechanical Properties
  • Cell Interaction
  • Polymer Synthesis
  • Surface Modification
  • Surface Characterization
  • Controlled Release Engineering

For information please contact:

Professor Buddy Ratner
University of Washington, Departments of Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering
Foege Building N330J, Box 355061
Seattle, WA 98195-5061 USA
206-685-1005 – Voice
206-616-9763 – Fax