InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp. (NVIV), a developer of groundbreaking technologies for the treatment of spinal cord injuries (SCI) and other neurotrauma conditions, today congratulates Robert S. Langer, ScD, InVivo co-founder and member of the Company’s scientific advisory board, on receiving the National Medal of Technology and Innovation. President Barack Obama will present the award to Dr. Langer, who also won the National Medal of Science in 2006, at a White House ceremony in early 2013.
Dr. Langer, the David H. Koch Institute Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), is among 23 renowned researchers who have been awarded the nation’s highest honors for scientists, engineers, and inventors this year. With this award, he joins the ranks of five engineers and inventors from MIT who have earned the same honor, and becomes one of three Americans to have won both the National Medal of Science and the National Medal of Technology and Innovation.
“The impact of Bob’s biomaterials research and drug/cell delivery innovations are enormous, and his discoveries have now led to over 55 products either currently in clinical trials or already approved by the FDA,” said InVivo Chief Executive Officer Frank Reynolds. “The range of Bob’s humanitarian impact is only exceeded by his dedication to help people with ‘tough to solve’ unmet medical needs. InVivo is fortunate to benefit from many of his patents and as we look forward to beginning clinical studies in early 2013, our team couldn’t be happier to see Bob recognized by President Obama for his major contributions to the worlds of biomaterials, tissue engineering, tissue regeneration and drug delivery.”