- 2:00 PM

Creating and Implementing Medical Technology

Robert Langer, Chemical Engineering and Biological Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Room E25-342, Cambridge, MA 02139

Several different case studies in the areas of drug delivery, medical devices and biotherapeutics will be discussed. Each study will be examined in terms of the process and excitement of discovery, initial resistance by the scientific community to the discovery in some cases, the way very broad patents were received, how the technologies were transferred to companies, and the way they have been or are trying to be commercialized.