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2013-08-30 04:20:23

HELSINKI, August 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Nominations for the sixth Millennium Technology Prize have increased by almost 20 per cent, totalling 45, with double the number of candidates in life sciences following the 2012 award to stem-cell pioneer Dr Shinya Yamanaka. Nominations for the 2014 prize closed at the end of July. The Millennium Technology Prize - worth over one million euros - covers all forms of technological and scientific innovations excluding military...

2013-02-14 16:27:23

National Academy of Inventors 2(nd) Annual Conference is Feb. 21-22 in Tampa, Fla. TAMPA, Fla., Feb. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Academy of Inventors will hold its 2nd annual conference in Tampa at the Embassy Suites Hotel in the University of South Florida Research Park, Feb. 21-22, 2013. The conference is open to members and non-members. A detailed agenda is available at http://nai.usf.edu/conference/. (Logo:...

2013-01-04 12:23:05

STAMFORD, Conn., Jan. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthCare Royalty Partners ("HC Royalty"), a global healthcare investment firm, today announced that Dr. Robert S. Langer, Institute Professor and Founder of the Langer Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has joined its Strategic Advisory Board. "Dr. Langer's lab at M.I.T has been at the front lines of turning discoveries into a range of drugs and drug delivery systems. We are honored to have him serve as one of our advisors,"...

2012-12-06 00:21:31

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Dec. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Moderna Therapeutics announced today that it has closed more than $40 million in financing to date, led by Flagship Ventures and private investors, which will be used to advance multiple programs toward clinical stage development. Moderna is pioneering messenger RNA Therapeutics(TM), a novel biotherapeutic modality with the unprecedented capability of stimulating the body's natural ability to produce therapeutic proteins. If successful in human...

2012-10-11 11:22:58

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Living Proof announced today it is joining creative forces with Jennifer Aniston as she becomes a co-owner and hair care spokesperson in the ground-breaking company. Living Proof was founded by Dr. Robert Langer, Institute Professor of MIT and by Jon Flint and Amir Nashat of Polaris Venture Partners, a leading venture capital firm that supports the translation of scientific discoveries into meaningful products. Living Proof has distinguished...

Tissue-engineered Hearts With Electronic Sensors
2012-08-28 08:01:25

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers have added electronic sensors to engineered tissue, potentially paving the way for tissue-engineered hearts. Scientists reported in the journal Nature Materials that they have added electronic sensors to lab grown cells. These sensors could be used to monitor electrical activity in the tissue surrounding the scaffold, control drug release or screen drug candidates for their effects on the beating of heart tissue....

2012-08-21 12:32:37

A new made-in-the-lab material designed to rejuvenate the human voice, restoring the flexibility that vocal cords lose with age and disease, is emerging from a collaboration between scientists and physicians, a scientist heading the development team said here today. That's just one of several innovations that Robert Langer, Sc.D., discussed in delivering the latest Kavli Foundation Innovations in Chemistry Lecture at the 244th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical...

2012-05-24 21:03:09

An effort to develop synthetic vocal cords to heal the voices of people with scarred natural vocal tissues is the topic of the latest episode of the American Chemical Society's (ACS') Bytesize Science series. The video is available at www.BytesizeScience.com. Filmed in the lab of 2012 ACS Priestley Medalist and David H. Koch Institute Professor Robert S. Langer, Ph.D., at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the video highlights the development of a flexible polymer material that...

2011-10-21 11:06:00

STAINES, England, October 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ?Astellas Pharma Europe Ltd. today presented The Economist Innovation 2011 award for Bioscience to one of the world's most influential biomedical engineers, Dr Robert Langer - the man responsible for founding the field of controlled-release drug delivery and tissue engineering. To view the Multimedia News Release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/prne/astellaspharma/52158 This year marked the...

2011-09-21 09:58:00

STAINES, England, September 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Astellas Pharma Europe Ltd. announced today that one of the world's most influential biomedical engineers, Dr Robert Langer - the man responsible for founding the field of controlled-release drug delivery and tissue engineering - is to receive The Economist Innovation 2011 award for Bioscience. This year marks the 10th anniversary of The Economist's Innovation Awards...