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Alexander “Sasha” Kabanov, Ph.D., Dr. Sci., is a recipient of a 2018 Life Sciences Award from the Triangle Business Journal. Kabanov was nominated in the category of Outstanding Individual Research from Universities or Research Institutes. The award was presented at a ceremony held May 10 at the Umstead Hotel and Spa in Cary.

In 2017 a team led by Alexander Kabanov, Ph.D., created a new way to package and deliver a potent enzyme that can reverse — and even prevent — poisoning by organophosphate pesticides and nerve gases, including VX and sarin. Sarin has been used worldwide as a chemical weapon and is estimated to be 26 times more deadly than cyanide. Also in 2017, Kabanov led the development of an innovative therapeutic substance that could effectively rehabilitate patients after acute spinal injury, one of the most devastating forms of trauma to the human body.

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