Founding father tissue engineering comes to Nijmegen

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Professor Robert Langer, MIT, one of the founding fathers of tissue engineering will visit NCMLS as keynote speaker for the 2014 New Frontiers in Regenerative Medicine symposium. 

Robert Langer has made pioneering contributions in drug delivery and regenerative medicine. He has spearheaded a change in biomaterials practice, from deriving medical applications for materials developed in other contexts, to designing materials and technologies expressly to meet medical and physiological requirements.. At an early age, together with Judah Folkman, M.D., the founder of the field of angiogenesis, he isolated the first substances that stopped blood vessels from growing which led to the first treatment for wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and many forms of cancer. Robert Langer is one of 13 institute professors at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT's highest honor), has published more than 1100 articles, holds more than 800 issued and pending patents and has 24 biotech companies to his name. He is the most cited engineer in history with more than 90,000 citations and is the only person to be elected to all four U.S. national academies -- Science, Engineering, Inventors, and Medicine. In June 2008, he was awarded the Millennium Technology Prize, the world's most prestigious technology prize. He has been named by CNN and Time magazine as one of the 100 most important people in the United States.

For the full New Frontiers 2014 program see: link Langer , Robert Prof.

 


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