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IRBM Recognized at the 44th Annual Edison Patent Awards

IRBM honored at the 44th Annual Edison Patent Awards

IRBM is proud to announce its recognition at the 44th Annual Edison Patent Awards, held on November 15th at the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, New Jersey. The event, organized by the Research & Development Council of New Jersey, celebrates the state’s tradition of innovation, honoring inventors and organizations for their contributions to science and technology.

Elisabetta Bianchi and Danila Branca from IRBM were awarded an ‘Eddie’ for their work with MSD, leading to US patent 11,427,616 B2 for ‘Preparation of Cyclic Peptides as PCSK9 Antagonist Compounds.’ This patent details the development of MK-0616, an investigational macrocyclic peptide for treating cardiovascular diseases by targeting PCSK9 activity.

The Edison Patent Awards recognize the importance of the addressed problem, utility and socio-economic value, novelty, and commercial impact of the innovations. IRBM’s recognition at the event highlights the organization’s role in advancing medical science and its efforts to improve health outcomes globally.

The ceremony also honored individuals for their significant contributions to science and technology, including Victor Lawrence, Ph.D., with the Science and Technology Medal for his work in telecommunications, and Robert C. Garrett, CEO of Hackensack Meridian Health, with the Chairman’s Award for his impact on healthcare outcomes in New Jersey.

Elisabetta Bianchi and Danila Branca, of IRBM, are honored at the 44th annual Edison Patent Awards. There is also a group shot of the co-recipients
Elisabetta Bianchi and Danila Branca, of IRBM, are honored at the 44th annual Edison Patent Awards

IRBM extends congratulations to fellow inventors and colleagues recognized during the event, including Anilkumar Nair, Blair Wood, Abbas Walji, Hubert Josien, Tom Tucker, Ling Tong, Chengwei Wu, Angela Kerekes, Yusheng Xiong, Sobhana Boga, Fa-Xiang Ding, Jian Liu, and Sookhee Nicole Ha, highlighting the collaborative effort behind this achievement.

Special thanks go to Betsy McKibben and Michael Ziebell for their support, emphasizing the importance of teamwork in achieving success.

As IRBM looks forward to continuing its commitment to scientific research and development, this recognition serves as a reminder of the impact of innovation on health and well-being.

For more information about the Edison Patent Awards and the full list of 2023 winners, please visit the Research & Development Council of New Jersey’s website at rdnj.org.

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