Medicine company EpiBone, Inc. has announced the addition of Dr. Robert S. Langer to its Board of Directors. Among his many achievements, Dr. Langer is a Lemelson-MIT prize winner, an accolade reserved for medicine’s most prolific inventors.
"Dr. Langer is a storied figure in the industry, as well as a successful serial entrepreneur," said EpiBone Board Chairman Elma Hawkins. "He will be an essential asset in driving EpiBone's progress forward, and creating tangible value for all our stakeholders."
Dr. Langer holds 34 honorary doctorates from institutions all over the world, and is one of only 11 Institute Professors at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, which is the highest honor that can be bestowed upon a faculty member. He has won more than 220 awards, and is one of only three living people to be honored with the United States National Medal of Science and the United States National Medal of Technology and Innovation.
"EpiBone's technology is truly on the cutting edge of what is possible in skeletal repair," said Dr. Langer. "Their team has the potential to revolutionize how we think about healing the bones in our bodies, and are well positioned to fundamentally change the standard treatment modalities in orthopedics. I am excited to be joining the team, and look forward to helping the Company develop their innovative products."