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26 April 2001
For Immediate Release

Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab to Honor Top Inventors, Inventions on May 11

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md., will honor 225 inventors and name its top inventions for 2000 during its second annual Invention of the Year ceremony on Friday, May 11 at APL's Kossiakoff Center.

APL inventors registered a record 135 technologies with the Laboratory's Office of Technology Transfer last year, innovations ranging from biomedical devices to computer security programs. An independent panel of business and industry representatives, technical and business consultants, technology transfer professionals and intellectual property attorneys will select the top three inventions based on their creativity, novelty and potential benefit to society.

Applied Physics Lab Director Richard Roca and APL Director of Technology Transfer Wayne Swann will present plaques and cash awards to the winner and two finalists during the May 11 ceremony, which begins at 5 p.m. The event is open to invited guests and the media; interested members of the press can contact Michael Buckley for more information.

For more information on APL's Technology Transfer initiatives, visit www.jhuapl.edu/ott.

The Applied Physics Laboratory is a not-for-profit laboratory and division of The Johns Hopkins University. APL conducts research and development primarily for national security and for nondefense projects of national and global significance.

Media contact:
Michael Buckley
Laurel, MD 20723
Phone: 240-228-7536