Vournakis Shares Medical Discovery for Healthcare Studies Lecture

ALBION, Mich. — Amazing information on "Technology, Discovery and Development of Wound Care Products: Bench to Bedside" is shared by Albion College alumnus John Vournakis, '61, at the College's Liberal Arts Institute for Premedical and Healthcare Studies annual fall lecture. Vournakis will detail his research on a medical breakthrough Wednesday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m. in the College's Science Complex Towsley Lecture Hall.

"John is developing is cutting-edge technology for heath care," said Healthcare Studies Institute coordinator Marikay Dobbins. "Our students are getting exposure to the future of medicine while they're still undergraduates, and that's really exciting."

Vournakis is the vice president and co-founder of Marine Polymer Technologies, Inc., where he develops new medical devices, including hemostatic patches and bandages. He has more than 25 issued U.S. and foreign patents and has led research programs resulting in FDA-approved products that are currently marketed to cardiology, hemodialysis, and trauma clinics.

 This lecture is free and intended for a general audience. For more information, contact Pre-Med institute coordinator Marikay Dobbins, 517-629--0258 or .