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

Mon, 04/22/2002 - 16:23

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

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