Sangeeta Bhatia at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has been named the recipient of the 2015
Heinz Award for Technology, the Economy, and Employment.
- The award includes an unrestricted prize of $ 2,50,000.
The award was given for her work in tissue engineering and disease detection.
- Sangeeta Bhatia has developed artificial human microlivers for drug testing.
- Artificial human microlivers are being used by many bio-pharmaceutical companies to test the toxicity of drug candidates.
- The Heinz Awards annually recognize individuals for their extraordinary contributions to arts and humanities; environment; human condition; public policy; and technology, the economy, and employment.
Sources: The Hindu.