Farokhzad named a Boston Business Journal 2013 Champion in Healthcare

Three individuals and one division at BWH were named 2013 Champions in Healthcare by the Boston Business Journal, an annual award that honors the leading professionals in Massachusetts’ stellar healthcare industry. The awards will be announced Aug. 16 in the print edition of the BBJ.

Omid Farokhzad, MD, director of the Laboratory of Nanomedicine and Biomaterials, won in the “innovator” category for helping define the health care field with pioneering research or a new procedure.

Over the past decade, Farokhzad has iteratively developed targeted nanoparticles with the potential to treat a wide range of conditions, from solid tumors to cardiovascular conditions. Farokhzad has authored approximately 95 publications and is an inventor of more than 125 US and International patents/patent applications that have formed the foundation for three biotechnology companies.