Top inventor named
Patent Foundation has named
Joel Linden its Edlich-Henderson Inventor of the Year for his
work in developing a family of anti-inflammatory compounds that
may avert paralysis in some patients with spinal cord injuries.
(See Adenosine compound promising in treatment
of spinal cord injury, Inside UVA, March 29.)
Linden is one of U.Va.s most prolific inventors and a pioneering
faculty entrepreneur, said Robert S MacWright, Patent Foundation
director. We are pleased to recognize his contributions.
award honors an invention with strong commercial potential and
notable value to society. The invention may be used to treat disease,
protect the environment, in research or education, or to help
the disadvantaged, the disabled and the elderly.