ACS honors MIT professor with Priestley Medal for controlled-release drug discovery Robert S. Langer, Sc.D., the David H. Koch Institute Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has been named champion of the 2012 Priestley Medal by the American Chemical Culture . The award recognizes Langer’s cutting-edge research that helped start the controlled-release drug market and the field of tissue engineering. His work cuts across disciplines to provide advances in pharmaceuticals, chemical engineering and medical devices from the laboratory to sufferers. The annual award, the highest honor bestowed by ACS, consists of a gold medallion made to commemorate the task of Joseph Priestley, in addition to a presentation container and a certificate.‘ALN-TTR02 utilizes our proprietary second-generation LNP technology that has shown significant potency improvements in both pre-clinical and clinical studies. We quite definitely anticipate our expected reporting of TTR knockdown data from the Stage I research in the third quarter of this year.’ Related StoriesResearchers determine tumor suppressor genes that travel subset of melanomasPerisylvian polymicrogyria gene foundUnderstanding how schizophrenia affects workings of the mind’RNAi therapeutics represent a novel and interesting approach for the treatment of ATTR, as this fresh drug modality gets the potential to produce a meaningful effect in the treatment of this devastating disease.