Professor Tony Weiss wins prestigious Clunies Ross Award

Tony Weiss | Via The University of Sydney | June 13, 2019

Synthetic skin will change the way wounds are treated

Sydney scientist development of synthetic skin treatment has been recognised with national award.

Professor Anthony Weiss AM FTSE received the Clunies Ross Knowledge Commercialisation Award at a gala event in Sydney, organised by the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering.

Innovative work with tropoelastin and elastin – the unique biological ingredients that give human tissue its elasticity – led Professor Weiss to develop synthetic skin that can be applied to heal wounds. Professor Weiss, used his inventions to found a spin-off company called Elastagen, which was last year bought by Allergan, one of the world’s 20 largest biopharmaceutical companies… Continue reading.