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School of Pharmacy Professor Payal Agarwal Receives Biotechnology Award

July 2, 2012

Payal Agarwal, Ph.D., associate professor of pharmacy at Notre Dame of Maryland University, has received the 2012 National Biotechnology Conference Innovation in Biotechnology Award from the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) for her research on oral delivery systems for Type-2 diabetes medication.

Dr. Agarwal’s abstract, “Lactococcus lactis: Development of a Novel Oral Delivery System for GLP-1 for Treatment of Type-2 Diabetes,” was among five chosen from more than 400 podium and poster presentations at the 2012 NBC Conference in San Diego recently.

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