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Elazer Edelman honored with the Clemson Award for Basic Research

Saturday, February 8, 2014

The Society For Biomaterials Announces 2014 Awards Recipients

Society Professionals Honored for Outstanding Achievements

MOUNT LAUREL, N.J. – February 7, 2014 – The Society For Biomaterials (SFB), a professional society that promotes advances in biomedical materials research and development, proudly announces the 2014 award recipients:

  • Rena Bizios, PhD
  • Robert Hastings, MS, PE
  • Anne Meyer, PhD
  • Kishore Udipi, PhD and the Medtronic Resolute Integrity Team
  • Ravi Bellamkonda, PhD
  • Elazer Edelman, PhD
  • Rui Reis, PhD
  • Brendan Harley, ScD
  • Adam Young, PhD candidate
  • Stephanie Tzouanas, undergraduate                                                                                       

These Society professionals are recognized for their outstanding achievements in and contributions to the biomaterials field. Each award recipient will be honored during the opening ceremonies of the 2014 Annual Meeting and Exposition, April 16-19 in Denver, Colorado.

Clemson Awards

Each year, the Society For Biomaterials solicits nominations for outstanding work in the Clemson Award categories. The history of these awards reflects the strong traditional ties between the Society For Biomatierals and Clemson University since 1974.

Elazer Edelman, PhD of the Harvard-MIT Biomedical Engineering Center, is honored with the Clemson Award for Basic Research for his contributions to basic knowledge and understanding of the interaction of materials with tissue.

“Elazer is the rare chimera of engineering and medicine, science and biology,” commented nominator Robert S. Langer, ScD. “He is the model of how engineering principles, techniques and practices can be made to change medicine, drive healthcare innovation and lead to the life-saving and life-enhancing solutions.”

Dr. Edelman is a prolific research scientist, having written 240 articles, 32 patents and 240 abstracts and conference proceedings. His work has founded nine start-up companies and developed many healthcare products. Read full press release here...