Japanese Award for Jan Feijen

Prof.dr. Jan Feijen, Scientific Director of the Institute for BioMedical Technology (BMTI) and professor in Polymer Chemistry and Biomaterials at the Faculty of Science and Technology at the University of Twente will receive ‘The Award for Distinguished Service in Advancement of Biomaterials Science’ of the Japanese Society for Biomaterials. It will be awarded to him during the World Biomaterials Congress in Amsterdam, in June.

Professor Feijen receives this prestigious recognition for his “pioneering work in the development of biodegradable biomaterials and their medical and pharmaceutical applications”. Throughout his scientific career, professor Feijen was inspired by the clinical and medical use of biodegradable materials. This brought him not only to the highest levels of scientific achievements, but also the recognition of medical specialists and innovative industries.

This award follows the George Winter Award which was awarded to professor Feijen by the European Society for Biomaterials in 2002 and the Clemson Award he received in 1994 by the American Society for Biomaterials.