Millipore Taps Langer for Board Seat

Xconomy Boston — 

Millipore, a large provider of life sciences research products and services, said yesterday that MIT chemist Bob Langer has joined its board of directors. Langer (an Xconomist) is a winner of the 2006 National Medal of Science for his discoveries in polymer science for drug delivery and tissue regeneration, and has licensed his inventions to more than 220 firms, according to the company. Billerica, MA-based Millipore (NYSE:MIL) also said that Daniel Bellus, a director of the company since 2000, is retiring from the board on March 8. (Here’s a link to Xconomy’s video of a chat between Langer and his longtime collaborator Terry McGuire, of Polaris Venture Partners, from last year.)