Mark Grinstaff named 2010 Innovator of the Year

Boston University Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Chemistry Mark W. Grinstaff was named the first recipient of Boston University’s Innovator of the Year Award.  He was presented with the award by Boston University President Robert Brown at Tech, Drugs & Rock ‘n Roll on July 27th.


Grinstaff accepting the IOTY award from President Brown

The Innovator of the Year (IOTY) Award was created to recognize a faculty member who translates his or her world-class research into inventions and innovations that benefit humankind.

“(Grinstaff’s) accomplishments in the past year include 15 peer-reviewed papers published, two invention disclosures, a patent filing, and more than $1 million invested in Flex Biomedical,” Brown told the crowd as he presented the award.

And that’s just the past year. Grinstaff has published over 60 manuscripts and co-founded three companies: Hyperbranch Medical Technology, Acuity Bio and Flex Biomedical, which started out housed in OTD’s Technology Incubator.

Congratulations Mark!

Congratulations Mark!

Find out more information about the IOTY Award here

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