HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
Robert S. Langer to present the 2001 Ullyot Public Affairs Lecture

Biomaterials and how they will change our lives

Philadelphia--Robert S. Langer, Kenneth J. Germeshausen Professor of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has been chosen to deliver the 2001 Ullyot Public Affairs Lecture with a presentation titled "Biomaterials and How They Will Change Our Lives." The lecture, scheduled to take place at the Chemical Heritage Foundation on Thursday, 20 September 2001, will discuss advances in drug delivery that have revolutionized the medical industry. Since joining the MIT faculty in 1977, Langer has specialized in controlled drug delivery and tissue engineering. His discoveries are at the heart of today's multi-billion dollar controlled drug delivery industry and have provided a framework for the emerging technology of tissue engineering. Much of Langer's research has been in biomedical applications of polymers, and his groundbreaking research dispelled the belief that only some sizes of molecules could be delivered slowly.

Langer's later research has led to the development of a number of novel biodegradable polymers with medical applications. One of these resulted in a drug delivery system for the treatment of brain cancer (developed with Dr. Henry Brem of Johns Hopkins University Medical School)-the first FDA-approved treatment for brain cancer in 20 years and the first polymer-based treatment to deliver chemotherapy directly to a tumor site. This treatment has extended the lives of numerous patients and has far fewer side effects than conventional chemotherapy.

Langer has received over eighty major awards. In 1996, he became the only engineer to receive the Gairdner Foundation International Award; fifty-four recipients of this award have subsequently received a Nobel Prize. He received the $500,000 Lemelson-MIT prize, the world's largest prize for invention, in 1998 for being, "one of history's most prolific inventors in medicine," and
'"/>

Contact: Scott P. Lockledge
scottl@chemheritage.org
215-925-2222
Chemical Heritage Foundation
21-Aug-2001


Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Dr. Robert Langer, distinguished leader in the field of biomedical engineering, to lecture at NIH
2. UC Riversides professor Robert Graham elected Fellow of the Soil Science Society of America
3. Robert Horvitz, pioneer in cell death, to be awarded international genetics prize
4. Dr. Robert C. Gallo to Collaborate with Visiting Israeli Scientist on Promising HIV Vaccine Research at Marylands Institute of Human Virology
5. DFG presents the 2004 MAK and BAT value lists
6. Presidential Recognition Awards presented at the 2004 AIUM Annual Convention
7. National study shows dog and cat allergens are universally present in U.S. homes
8. VIB presents its annual results at BIO2004 in San Francisco
9. White House lauds Physiological Society for mentoring underrepresented minorities in biomedicine
10. AACR awards scholarships to minority and underrepresented scientists
11. Steroid-coated DNA represents new approach to gene delivery

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Robert Langer present the Ullyot Public Affairs Lecture

(Date:1/22/2015)... Jan. 13, 2015  Today, FreeWavz ( www.FreeWavz.com ), ... crowdfunding campaign on Fundable, https://www.fundable.com/freewavz . FreeWavz ... production capacity to meet customer demand. ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150113/168790 Invented by ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... YORK and POINT ROBERTS, Washington ... news source covering leading sectors including technology and tech stocks, ... Privacy marketplace featuring master pickpocket and security consultant Apollo ... is stolen and talks about the Wocket™ biometric smart wallet, ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 22, 2015 Infinisource has launched its new NXG series ... The G2 sets a higher standard for collecting attendance and ... solution. With plug-and-play installation, touch screen interface and seamless connection ... robust time collection solution for the small to mid-size employer. ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):FreeWavz Launches on Fundable to Drive Speed-to-Market in 2015 2Apollo Robbins Talks about the Illusion of Personal Safety and How Easily Your Wallet is Stolen; If a Wocket Wallet is Stolen the Thief Can't do Anything With it! 2Apollo Robbins Talks about the Illusion of Personal Safety and How Easily Your Wallet is Stolen; If a Wocket Wallet is Stolen the Thief Can't do Anything With it! 3Infinisource's NXG series sets new time clock standard 2
(Date:1/22/2015)... 2015 The laboratory information management systems ... a number of technological advancements due to factors such ... need to integrate healthcare systems, and increasing government support ... system integration. Key players in the market focus on ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... zFlo Motion , a US leader in biomechanics ... from a new partner. STT-Systems has developed an ... years, with offerings in the optical-motion capture, 3D scanning, and ... measurement unit), iSen, is opening eyes around the world. With ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... January 22, 2015 Diagenode, Inc., ... as the Bioruptor® and complete solutions for epigenetics ... chromatin immunoprecipitation, alleviating the need for manual processing. ... needed for ChIP of histones or transcription factors ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... GenoSpace , a precision medicine software company that has developed ... of genomic, imaging and other biomedical data in research and ... , CEO of Aspera, an IBM Company, to its board ... "We are pleased to welcome Michelle ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Laboratory Information Management Systems Market is Expected to Reach $1,323.6 Million by 2019 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Laboratory Information Management Systems Market is Expected to Reach $1,323.6 Million by 2019 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Laboratory Information Management Systems Market is Expected to Reach $1,323.6 Million by 2019 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 43D Motion Capture Just Got Easy 2Diagenode Launches Unique Semi-Automated Solution for Chromatin Immunoprecipitation 2GenoSpace Expands Board with Appointment of Michelle Munson 2
Cached News: