Bob Langer, MIT professor and bioengineering hot-shot, was chosen to recieve the 2011 Alpert Prize for his advancements in drug delivery and tissue engineering.
Langer is the most-cited engineer in the world and owns more than 800 patents. He had a hand in funding a number of Massachusetts life sciences startups including Momenta Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:MNTA), Acusphere Inc. (PINK:ACUS) and Pulmatrix Inc.
"I am very grateful to the Warren Alpert Foundation for recognizing my work, and I am honored to be in the company of the previous award winners." Langer said in a prepared statement. "My colleagues and I remain dedicated to improving patients’ lives and are thrilled that the Foundation acknowledged our research with this prize."
Langer shared this year’s prize with Parisian surgeon Alain Carpentier.
Here’s the latest personnel changes from medical device, diagnostics and life science companies around the nation. For more recent hirings and firings, check out MassDevice’s compilation of the latest personnel moves.
- Endosense names new President & CEO
- CardioMag CEO to hand over the reins
- FDA’s Johnson joins Becker & Associates and new president
- Proteus Biomedical appoints Brinsmead as chairman
- Department of Health lands DoJ veteran to lead its health information privacy unit
- Mauna Kea Technologies appoints new human resouces director
- Asar takes over the corner office at Hanger Orthopedic