Robert Langer is the David H. Koch Institute Professor at MIT and also a biotechnologist, engineer, scientist, inventor, and entrepreneur. Prof Langer’s work has published 1300 scientific articles—been cited 170,000 times, making him the most cited engineer in history—and he has more than 1,060 patents granted or pending for his inventions. Dr Langer was the first person to engineer polymers to control the delivery of large molecular weight drugs for the treatment of diseases such as cancer and mental illness. Over 2 billion lives have been improved worldwide by the technologies created by Dr Langer’s lab, the largest biomedical engineering lab in the world. Dr. Langer’s patents have been licensed or sublicensed to over 250 pharmaceutical, chemical, biotechnology and medical device companies. He is the founder of 24 companies.
His many awards include the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering ($1.5 million), U.S. National Medal of Science, the U.S. National Medal of Technology and Innovation, the Charles Stark Draper Prize (considered the engineering Nobel Prize), Albany Medical Center Prize (largest U.S. medical prize), the Wolf Prize for Chemistry, the 2014 Kyoto Prize and the Lemelson-MIT prize, for being “one of history’s most prolific inventors in medicine.” Langer is one of the very few individuals ever elected to the National Academy of Medicine, the National Academy of Engineering, and the National Academy of Sciences.
March 2, 2016
5:30 P.M. Registration
6:00 P.M. Welcome remarks
6:05 P.M. Keynote Session with
Robert Langer, Ph.D. David H. Koch Institute Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology led by Alireza Haghighi, M.D., D.Phil. Harvard Medical School, President, Advancement Initiative for Medicine and Science (AIMS).
7:15 P.M. Questions & Discussion followed by Reception
Please RSVP by Feb. 26
Cost to attend: SACC-NE Members $40. (non-members $45.)—pre-registration is a MUST.
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