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Richard Heller Honored for Work at Frank Reidy Research Center for Bioelectrics

By Sarah Huddle

Richard Heller, professor and former executive director of the Frank Reidy Research Center for Bioelectrics at Old Dominion University, received the Outstanding Contribution to Bioscience in Virginia award recently.

The prestigious honor is awarded by Virginia Bio, the statewide nonprofit trade association representing Virginia's life sciences.

The Frank Reidy Research Center for Bioelectrics was the first research center of its kind and is a world leader in advancing scientific understanding of how intense, pulsed electromagnetic fields and cold ionized gases interact with biological systems.

Researchers at the Center translate discoveries into the development of medical diagnostics and therapeutics as well as environmental decontamination processes.

Under Heller's leadership, research performed at and licensed by the Center to industry led in 2017 to the most successful University-based IPO and the largest single commercialization effort at ODU.

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