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For Immediate Release
April 11, 2007

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Jennifer Huergo
240-228-5618 or 443-778-5618

Michael Buckley
240-228-7536 or 443-778-7536

Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory to Salute Top Inventions, Inventors at April 17 Event

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md., will honor 190 inventors and announce its top inventions for 2006 at its eighth annual Invention of the Year ceremony on Tuesday, April 17, from 5-7 p.m. in APL's Kossiakoff Center.

The Lab's inventors registered 125 invention disclosures in 2006 with APL's Office of Technology Transfer in subject areas ranging from software and space communications to biomedical devices and microelectronics. From this group, an independent, outside review panel selected three top inventions.

APL Technology Transfer Director Kristin Gray will present plaques and cash awards to the winning invention teams. This year's ceremony will also include presentations of the Lab's first Master Inventor awards, honoring staff members (past and present) who hold at least 10 U.S. patents for their APL work.

The event is open to invited guests and the media. Members of the media can contact Jennifer Huergo or Michael Buckley for more information. Directions to the Kossiakoff Center are available at http://www.jhuapl.edu/newscenter/visitor/default.asp.

    The Applied Physics Laboratory is a national leader in defense research and space exploration. The Lab's Office of Technology Transfer helps stimulate economic development by licensing new technologies to businesses both in Maryland and across the nation. For more information about APL's technology transfer initiatives, visit 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. For information, visit www.jhuapl.edu.