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September 27, 2017

Inventor Robert Langer receives Kabiller Prize

Kabiller Prize in Nanoscience and Nanomedicine

'Edison of medicine' hailed for innovation and leadership in science

Chemical engineer and prolific inventor Robert Langer of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, known as the "Edison of medicine," is the recipient of the $250,000 Kabiller Prize in Nanoscience and Nanomedicine for 2017. The Kabiller Prize is the largest monetary award in the world for outstanding achievement in the field of nanotechnology and its application to medicine and biology.

The Kabiller Prize and the $10,000 Kabiller Young Investigator Award in Nanoscience and Nanomedicine were established in 2015 through the generosity of Northwestern trustee and alumnus David Kabiller to recognize the people designing the technologies that will drive innovation in nanomedicine and also to educate others as to the field’s great promise for helping society.

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It is a tremendous honor for me and my lab to be recognized in this manner. I also think it is wonderful to see nano medicine — which involves great science that can broadly affect humankind — receive recognition.”

Listen as Robert Langer discusses his lifetime of work

David has an entrepreneurial approach to building, fostering, and betting on excellence, and the Kabiller Prize is a great example of this.”

Chad Mirkin
Professor and director of the International Institute for Nanotechnology

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