On May 19, 2010 we interviewed world renowned medical and chemical engineer, Dr. Robert Langer at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) who also serves as Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board for Echo Therapeutics. Dr. Langer is the David H. Koch Institute Professor at MIT and he has written over a thousand articles with approximately 750 issued and pending patents worldwide. Dr. Langer is the most cited engineer in history and his patents have been licensed to over 220 pharmaceutical, chemical, biotechnology and medical device companies.
Dr. Langer has received over 180 major awards including the U.S. National Medal of Science; the Charles Stark Draper Prize, considered the equivalent of the Nobel Prize for engineers and the Millennium Prize, the world’s largest technology prize. He is the also the only engineer to have received the Gairdner Foundation International Award (72 recipients have gone one to win the Nobel Prize). The Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research, the largest prize in the U.S. for medical research, induction into the National Inventors Hall of Fame and he received the Lemelson-MIT prize, the world’s largest prize for invention for being “one of history’s most prolific inventors in medicine.” Dr. Langer was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, and elected to both the National Academy of Engineering and to the National Academy of Sciences. He is one of very few people ever elected to all three U.S. National Academies and the youngest in history to ever receive this distinction.
In this interview, Dr. Langer discusses Echo Therapeutics Prelude™ SkinPrep device as well as their Symphony™ trandermal continuous glucose monitoring (tCGM) system. We invite investors to read important disclosures contained in our research reports. Click Here for Research Reports
Dr. Robert Langer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology & Chairman Echo Scientific Advisory Board
REFERENCE MATERIALS: Selected Publications by and about Dr. Robert Langer
Transdermal Monitoring of Glucose and other analytes using ultrasound
Ultrasound-Mediated Transdermal Protein Delivery
Nature Vol. 458 March 5, 2009 Article “Being Bob Langer”
Langer Lab – Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) – Dept. of Chemical Engineering
U.S. National Institutes of Health – Profile on Robert Langer Sc.D.