Dr. William Wagner Named 2022-2023 President-Elect for the Society For Biomaterials
The Society For Biomaterials hosted its 2022 Annual Meeting at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront, April 27-30, 2022. The theme for the 2022 Annual Meeting was “The Perilous Fight to Translate Innovative Research to Commercial Viability.” This year’s program 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.
During this year’s meeting, it was announced that McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine Director William Wagner, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Surgery, Chemical Engineering, and Bioengineering at the University of Pittsburgh, was named the 2022-2023 President-Elect for the Society For Biomaterials, an honor bestowed to him by his fellow members.
Dr. Wagner has been an active member of the Society For Biomaterials since 1992, having organized programming, served on committees, and acted as the Society For Biomaterials representative to the International Union of Societies for Biomaterials Science and Engineering (IUSBSE). In his directorship of the McGowan Institute, he has successfully championed and facilitated the formation of spin-out companies to complete the Institute’s mission of delivering solutions to patients suffering from tissue and organ failure.
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