As Senior Scientific Advisor, he plays a key role in guiding SentrX's vision and strategy. We are proud to have one of our own receive such a prominent award.
Salt Lake City (PRWEB) April 26, 2007
SentrX Animal Care, Inc., a leading provider of innovative healing biomaterials for horses and small animals, today announced that its Senior Scientific Advisor, Dr. Glenn D. Prestwich, was recently awarded the Governor's Medal for Science and Technology. The award recognizes individuals who have provided distinguished service to the State of Utah in the fields of science and technology.
"Dr. Prestwich is a highly qualified academician whose work has received countless praise from the scientific and academic communities," said Dr. Richard Koehn, President and CEO of SentrX Animal Care, a 2005 recipient of the Governor's Medal for Science. "As Senior Scientific Advisor, he plays a key role in guiding SentrX's vision and strategy. We are proud to have one of our own receive such a prominent award."
Established in 1983, the Governor's Medal for Science and Technology is the state's highest scientific honor. It is awarded to leading technology innovators and educators who deserve special recognition for their outstanding contributions to knowledge in the physical, biological, mathematical and engineering sciences and technology.
Dr. Prestwich has helped create several Utah companies including Sentrx Animal Care, Inc., Echelon Biosciences, Inc., and Glycosan Biosystems, Inc. His technical advances have also fueled start-up companies Salus Therapeutics Inc. and Sentrx Surgical, Inc. The various mergers, investments, and acquisitions of the companies totaled more than $44M.
In addition, Dr. Prestwich has published over 500 articles, has filed 20 patent applications, and has an academic progeny numbering over 140 students and post-doctoral fellows.
"Utah is recognized as one of the nation's premier centers for science and produces some of the highest caliber research in the world," said Dr. Prestwich. "I'm grateful and deeply honored that my work has contributed to that recognition."
About SentrX Animal Care
SentrX Animal Care was founded on technology from the University of Utah and collaborates with a variety of veterinary academic institutions, practicing veterinarians, and is led by a board of distinguished industry leaders. The company's unique mix of medicinal chemistry, bioengineering, and product manufacturing capabilities allows it to deliver truly cutting-edge animal care solutions. For more information, visit http://www.sentrxanimalcare.com