Cancer innovation wins a Lemelson-MIT prize
Geoffrey von Maltzahn, an MIT graduate student and a biomedical engineer, received the $30,000 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize for his nanomedicine innovations in cancer therapy, the Lemelson-MIT program said.
Von Maltzahn, 28, won the prize for developing a new class of cancer therapeutics and a new paradigm for enhancing drug delivery to tumors, the program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology said in a press release.
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"The $30,000 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize is awarded annually to an MIT senior or graduate student who has created or improved a product or process, applied a technology in a new way, redesigned a system, or demonstrated remarkable inventiveness in other ways," the program said in a press release.
Founded in 1994 by inventor Jerome H. Lemelson and his wife, Dorothy, the Lemelson-MIT Program recognizes outstanding inventors, encourages sustainable new solutions to real-world problems, and enables and inspires young people to pursue creative lives and careers through invention.
(By Chris Reidy, Globe staff)