ELS Celebrates Women’s History Month: Necessity is the Mother of Invention

As we grapple with the devastating impact of COVID-19, we pause to honor women pioneers whose inventions were borne from the necessity of saving lives. Today we recognize Dr. Patricia Era Bath, an American ophthalmologist, inventor, humanitarian, and academic. Dr. Bath discovered and invented a new device and technique for cataract surgery known as laserphaco.  […]

ELS Celebrates Women’s History Month: Necessity is the Mother of Invention

As we grapple with the devastating impact of COVID-19, we pause to honor women pioneers whose inventions were borne from the necessity of saving lives. Today we recognize the inventor, scientist and stem cell researcher, Dr. Ann Tsukamoto. A vital breakthrough in cancer research, Tsukamoto’s co-patented process of isolating human stem cells found in bone […]

ELS Celebrates Women’s History Month: Necessity is the Mother of Invention

As we grapple with the devastating impact of COVID-19, we pause to honor women pioneers whose inventions were borne from the necessity of saving lives. Today we recognize the American biochemist and pharmacologist, Gertrude B. Elion.   Gertrude Belle Elion Gertrude Belle Elion was born in New York City in 1918. She enjoyed school and looked […]