Michel Koo: PCI Emerging Inventor of the Year

Penn Dental Medicine’s Hyun (Michel) Koo, Professor of Orthodontics and Community Oral Health in the division of Pediatric Dentistry, has been named Emerging Inventor of the Year by the Penn Center for Innovation (PCI), recognized for his groundbreaking work on developing novel approaches to eradicate biofilms. Dr. Koo’s work on biofilms led to a US patent awarded in 2020, with additional patent applications pending in collaboration with Penn Medicine and Penn Engineering based on this first patent family.

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