Collaborations between academia and industry have led to numerous advances in basic biomaterials research as well as the development of products that have been clinically translated and/or commercialized. These collaborations have enabled industrial researchers to better tackle basic biomedical research problems, while allowing academic researchers to translate their research from the laboratory bench into viable products. Through collaboration these two groups have the potential to solve some of the greatest challenges in biomaterials. This session will highlight successful academic-industry collaborations in all areas of biomaterials research and at all stages (including early-stage collaborations). Examples that will be discussed include the translation of biomaterials research from the academic laboratory bench to industrial applications including but not limited to disease prevention, diagnostics, and treatment, along with partnerships for the development of appropriate models and biological tests for new biomaterials.