This year, the IADR/GSK Innovation in Oral Care Awards received 35 applications from teams of researchers from around the globe. Each application was reviewed by a panel of experts under the chairmanship of Dr. Mariano Sanz, Dean, Universidad Complutense de Madrid Dental School.
The awards will be presented during the 86th General Session & Exhibition of the IADR, to be held July 2-5, 2008, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
GlaxoSmithKline is privileged to work with the IADR in providing the Innovation in Oral Care Awards to help such talented teams of researchers develop new treatments and products, said Dr. David Alexander, Director of Global Dental Professional Relations for GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare. The IADR membership comprises some of the most innovative scientists and clinicians in the field of oral health. All three winning entries address very significant quality-of-life issues, and GSK hopes that these innovative concepts will one day be widely available as new products to improve the lives of those suffering from disease.
On behalf of the IADR, I thank GSK and Dr. David Alexander for making possible this unique and prestigious award program, said IADR President Deborah Greenspan. Under the excellent direction of Dr. Mariano Sanz, the committee reviewed many outstanding research projects, and we are pleased that the winning projects fit the key criterion for this award, namely, the potential of the proposed research for translation to publicly available and cost-effective therapies in the medium term.
In this the fifth year of these awards, the grant from GSK has supported 13 teams from the United States, Northern Ireland,
Scotland, Hong Kong, Israel and Iceland with over $1 million to further their research. In addition, applications have been
received from over 190 teams of researchers
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