Dr. James Christner Receives 2011 AIC Chemical Pioneer Award in The Kalona News

October 19, 2011 - Kalona, IA

From The Kalona News

Dr. James Christner, 75, a 1954 graduate of Iowa Mennonite School (IMS) and a rural Wellman native, was awarded the 2011 American Institute of Chemists Chemical Pioneer Award. It was presented at the Chemical Heritage Foundation on April 8.

Christner is a consultant in the area of chemical and immune chemical test systems and former vice president of Research and Development at Serim Research Corporation.

His extensive research contributed to the understanding of proteoglycan structure, its role in cartilage function and in arterial plaque formation.

In addition, the chemical tests devices Christner developed are being used in various areas such as in monitoring the water used in kidney dialysis and ensuring the safety and efficacy of the high-level disinfection procedures carried out in kidney dialysis centers and endoscopy units. He has published over 50 refereed papers and secured nineteen patents...

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