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April 22, 2002
For Immediate Release

Media Contacts
Kristi Marren
Johns Hopkins University
Applied Physics Lab
Laurel, MD 20723
Phone: 240-228-6268 or
443-778-6268
Helen Worth
Johns Hopkins University
Applied Physics Laboratory
Laurel, MD 20723
Phone: 240-228-5113 or
443-778-5113

Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab To Reveal Top Inventions at April 30 Ceremony

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), in Laurel, Md., will name its top inventions for 2001 and honor 182 researchers during its third annual Invention of the Year awards ceremony on Tuesday, April 30, at 5 p.m., in APL's Kossiakoff Center.

APL inventors registered 121 invention disclosures with the Lab's Office of Technology Transfer last year, ranging from communications systems to biomedical devices. An independent panel of judges from industry, technical and business consultants; technology transfer professionals; and intellectual property attorneys will select the top three APL inventions for 2001 based on their creativity, novelty and potential benefit to society.

APL Director Rich Roca and APL Director of Technology Transfer Wayne Swann will present plaques and cash awards to the winner and two finalists. The event is open to invited guests and the media. Interested members of the press can contact Kristi Marren or Helen Worth for more information. For more information about APL's technology transfer initiatives, visit http://www.jhuapl.edu/ott.

The Applied Physics Laboratory, a division of The Johns Hopkins University, meets critical national challenges through the innovative application of science and technology.