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April 17, 2023

Murphy earns biomaterials society honor

Written By: Staff



William Murphy, a professor of biomedical engineering and orthopedics and rehabilitation at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is the 2023 winner of the Society For Biomaterials’ Clemson Award for Applied Research.

Murphy, the Harvey D. Spangler Professor & H.I. Romnes Faculty Fellow, received the honor for “significant utilization or application of basic knowledge in science to achieve a specific goal in the field of biomaterials.” Murphy, who also leads the Forward BIO Institute at UW-Madison as founding director, is a pioneer in developing “bioinspired” materials for both medical devices and stem cell biology.

“The impact of Dr. Murphy’s translational biomaterials research is huge; the products successfully translated from Dr. Murphy’s lab are of critical importance,” says Christine E. Schmidt, a professor of biomedical engineering at the University of Florida. “For example, the TruMatch Graft Cage™ is a 3D-printed personalized resorbable implant for treatment of critical-sized segmental bone defects. The 3D-printed device is used in combination with rigid fixation devices or with bone graft material to facilitate retention of the graft material and to promote bone restoration.”