MIT's Robert Langer has won the Finnish Millennium Technology Prize for his work on polymers. One of his most notable early achievements was developing a polymer that allowed drug molecules encased in a pill to easily pass into a patient's system. His work led to improved treatment for cancer, the founding of many succeeding biotech companies, and the development of all kinds of new biomaterials. Among those shortlisted for the prize of €800,000, says the BBC article, was Sir Alec Jeffreys, creator of DNA fingerprinting.
Now That's a Prize
Jun 11, 2008