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Thu January 3, 2013
MIT's Robert Langer on Research and Innovation in Academia
Robert Langer is a bit of a legend at MIT. He has more than eight hundred patents granted or pending, and has had a hand in creating twenty-five companies — and hundreds more benefit from his lab work.
When a journalist from Nature followed Langer for a day, she found herself exhausted by his pace and seemingly endless creative energy.
So what does Bob Langer see ahead in his own groundbreaking research, which impacts everything from cancer and organ replacement to, well, hair care? He joined Kara Miller to talk about it.
- Robert Langer, professor at MIT's David H. Koch Institute, and the founder of Langer Labs.