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IP Council Member Dr. Helen Free Honored by President Obama

by Akron Law Marketing & Communications on December 1, 2010

in Akron Law News,Intellectual Property Law

Dr. Helen Free, a member of Akron Lawâs Intellectual Property Advisory Council, was awarded a 2009 National Medal of Technology and Innovation on Nov. 18, 2010  by President Obama.  Dr. Free received the prestigious award for work in the field of medical and clinical urinalysis testing.  She and her husband, the late Dr. Alfred Free, were both chemists with Miles Laboratories (now Bayer Corporation) and were instrumental in the development of the âdip and readâ test that allowed diabetics to instantly monitor their blood glucose levels from the privacy of their homes.  She is a consultant for Bayer AG.

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