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  1. In this lecture, Robert S. Langer, the David H. Koch Institute Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, examines the enormous impact of biomat...

    • Feb 4, 2014
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    • Harvard University
  2. Robert S. Langer is the David H. Koch Institute Professor at MIT. Dr. Langer has written over 1,350 articles on tissue engineering, drug delivery, biomateria...

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  4. Jan 31, 2014 · Robert S. Langer, the David H. Koch Institute Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, discusses tissue engineering and demonstrates how spina...

    • Jan 31, 2014
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    • Harvard University
    • Cancer and Controlled-Release Drug Delivery
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    Folkman was researching how to inhibit the growth of blood vessels that supply blood to cancerous tumors and thus limit tumor growth and metastasis. Langer helped Folkman isolate the first angiogenesis inhibitor, which turned out to be a macromolecule—a very large molecule (for more on macromolecules, see Hermann Staudinger). Delivering such molecu...

    Langer is also renowned for his groundbreaking contributions to the fields of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. He and his colleagues invented 3-D synthetic-polymer scaffolding on which new skin, muscle, bone, blood vessels, or entire organs can grow, enabling victims of serious accidents or birth defects to generate missing tissue. Art...

    In his MIT laboratory Langer fosters an entrepreneurial attitude among his postdoctoral students by urging patenting of inventions, forging links with industry, and forming start-up companies. For the excellence of his research and his dedication to making results available for the medical care of the public, he has received many honors, including ...

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  6. Robert S. Langer is one of 9 Institute Professors at MIT; being an Institute Professor is the highest honor that can be awarded to a faculty member. Dr. Langer has written more than 1,570 articles. He also has over 1,400 issued and pending patents worldwide.

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