National Academy of Inventors names Dr. Mei He as a senior member

Mei He, Ph.D., an assistant professor of pharmaceutics in the University of Florida College of Pharmacy, has been named a senior member by the National Academy of Inventors, or NAI. The honor recognizes He for being an academic inventor who is a rising leader in her field. Senior members are active faculty members, scientists and administrators from NAI-member institutions who have demonstrated remarkable innovation-producing technologies that have brought, or aspire to bring, real impact on the welfare of society. They also have success in patents, licensing and commercialization, while education and mentoring the next generation of inventors. This recognition is intended to provide some of the world’s greatest inventors with a pathway to greater success and NAI fellowship.He, Mei 600x400

He’s research brings in novel microfluidic and nanotechnology for differentiating, isolating and intravesicular loading exosomes precisely, which presents a new way for developing novel precision therapeutics and drug delivery strategies. Her research has led to seven issued patents, 10 licensed and 20 pending patents. In addition, she has founded two startup companies, Clara Biotech and ExoDeL, which are in the extracellular vesicle field for pushing innovative laboratory technology to the patient bedside.

“NAI senior members recognize the spirit of innovation within research communities and mentor the next generation of inventors,” He said. “I’m proud to join NAI as a senior member and contribute toward a global research network with top academic innovators and inventors.”

He is among 95 of the world’s foremost emerging academic inventors to earn the prestigious distinction as an NAI class of 2023 senior member. The new members hail from 50 NAI member institutions and research universities across the nation. They will be officially inducted at NAI’s Annual Meeting taking place June 25-27, in Washington, D.C.