Robert Prud’homme named first recipient of Princeton’s Dean for Research Award for Distinguished Innovation

Posted Tuesday, November 03, 2020

Robert Prud’homme, professor of chemical and biological engineering at Princeton University, has been selected to receive the inaugural Dean for Research Award for Distinguished Innovation for the invention of flash nanoprecipitation, a method for creating nanoparticles that promises to improve the delivery of drugs throughout the body.

“Prud’homme co-founded the startup Optimeos Life Sciences in 2016 to make widely available flash nanoprecipitation, which originated from experiments conducted over two decades in Prud’homme’s lab. The company, located near campus at the incubator Princeton Innovation Center BioLabs, is creating improved delivery methods for medications targeting cancer, autoimmune disorders, diabetes, and diseases of the nervous system and the eye.”


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