This award is established to recognise, encourage and stimulate outstanding research contributions to the field of biomaterials. It will be presented annually during the Biomaterials conference of the Society, and consists of a certificate, a plaque and a refund of the registration fee and travelling expenses to the conference.
The nominee must have contributed significantly to the knowledge in the field of biomaterials and/or the material controlled or influenced reactions within the host body through basic, experimental and/or clinical research. The work concerned and the results must have been published. The nominee needs neither to be a member of the European Society for Biomaterials nor a citizen of a European country. Posthumous nominations are not considered.