American Chemical Society’s highest honor goes to pioneer of controlled-release drugs
(American Chemical Society) Robert S. Langer, Sc.D., the David H. Koch Institute Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has been named winner of the 2012 Priestley Medal by the American Chemical Society (ACS). The award recognizes Langer’s research that helped create the controlled-release drug industry and the field of tissue engineering. His work cuts across disciplines to deliver advances in pharmaceuticals, chemical engineering and medical devices. The annual award is the highest honor bestowed by ACS.