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Sangeeta Bhatia receives the Lemelson - MIT Prize

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Inventor creates tiny technologies for medicine; awarded $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize

Dr. Sangeeta Bhatia, biomedical engineer and professor at MIT, is the recipient of the 2014 $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize. Bhatia is recognized for designing and commercializing miniaturized technologies with applications to improve human health. The Lemelson-MIT Prize, celebrating its 20th year, honors outstanding mid-career inventors improving the world through technological invention and demonstrating a commitment to mentorship in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Bhatia is a multidimensional inventor, with a Ph.D. from MIT and a M.D. from Harvard, who is poised to impact human health as an engineer, doctor and scientist. Her collaborative ability to identify and solve clinical problems by connecting miniaturization to medicine is exemplified by Bhatia’s passion for applying high-tech solutions to under-resourced settings globally.  Bhatia’s creative portfolio of inventions addresses complex problems in the areas of drug toxicity, tissue regeneration, cancer therapeutics, noninvasive diagnostics and infectious disease. Read more of the diversity and impact of her work here.