The 2014 Kyoto Prize Workshops
/ Biomedical Engineer
Biotechnology and Medical Technology
11 /12 Wed
10:00 - 16:00
Address：Takaragaike, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-0001 Japan
Robert Samuel Langer
Dr. Langer founded the tissue engineering which is indispensable for the implementation of regenerative medicine, by applying biodegradable polymer technologies to construct “scaffolds” for cells, thereby succeeding in the regeneration of various organs. He has also developed drug delivery system technologies for the controlled release of proteins, nucleic acids, and other macromolecular drugs, and has actively promoted their practical applications. Dr. Langer is a pioneer to take the lead in the interdisciplinary field of medicine and engineering.