McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine Deputy Director Stephen Badylak, DVM, PhD, MD, a nationally recognized pioneer in stem cell and tissue regeneration, will receive BioMed SA’s 2019 Award for Innovation in Healthcare and Bioscience in San Antonio, Texas, September 19, 2019.
The award is given annually to an innovator who has made significant contributions to the biomedical industry by putting novel ideas into action with transformational results. The innovations of Dr. Badylak, a Professor of Surgery and Bioengineering at the University of Pittsburgh, have benefitted more than 10 million patients, including wounded warriors, through his collaborations with the U.S. Army Institute for Surgical Research and other San Antonio-based organizations.
BioMed SA is a non-profit organization founded by former Mayor Henry Cisneros and other San Antonio community and industry leaders in 2005 to promote and grow the city’s healthcare and bioscience sector. This is the city’s leading industry, employing more than 1 of every 6 members of the local workforce.
Dr. Badylak was nominated for this year’s award by Sy Griffey, PhD, Chief Operating Officer of the StemBioSys in San Antonio. In his nomination, Dr. Griffey called Dr. Badylak a prolific inventor of novel technologies with hundreds of scientific manuscripts published in peer-reviewed journals, plus more than 60 US patents and 300 patents worldwide. Dr. Griffey’s nomination package also described Dr. Badylak’s transformational achievements in developing and commercializing novel biomaterials in the field of regenerative medicine. Dr. Badylak has also founded and advised multiple biotech companies and received numerous awards for science and innovation.
Congratulations, Dr. Badylak!