Indian-origin scientist “Sangeeta Bhatia ” wins Heinz Award

Sangeeta Bhatia at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has been named the recipient of the 2015

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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.

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