Richard J. Bolte Sr. Award for Supporting Industries

Roy T. Eddleman

Roy T. Eddleman

2016 Winner: Roy T. Eddleman

Roy T. Eddleman, CEO and founder, Spectrum Laboratories, received the 2016 Richard J. Bolte Sr. Award for Supporting Industries on Heritage Day on May 16, 2016.

About Roy T. Eddleman

Roy T. Eddleman is an inventor, entrepreneur, and philanthropist, as well as the founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Spectrum Laboratories. Spectrum is a market leader in hollow-fiber and tubular mass-transfer membranes for the bioprocessing of recombinant proteins, pharmaceuticals, and diagnostic therapeutics.

Eddleman patented the successful “fleaker,” a combination of the Griffin beaker and the Erlenmeyer flask. In addition he has participated in the invention or development of Spectra/Por membranes for protein separations, Separex membrane systems for ketone and gas separation, Nuclepore membranes for cytological research, CellMax implant membranes for rapid drug screening, SeleXtrac membranes for polymeric extraction of organics, and KrosFlo PES (polyethersulfone) membranes for bioprocessing.

Eddleman was a founder or a director of Arbios, Facilichem, and Proteomics, among other corporations, and he was a principal and served on the board of Inneraction Chemical, Nuclepore, Microgon, PMC, BioMolecular, Hydromed, and ICM.

About the Richard J. Bolte Sr. Award for Supporting Industries

The Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF) established the Award for Supporting Industries in 2006. The inaugural award went to Richard J. Bolte Sr., founder and chairman of BDP International. In 2007 CHF renamed the award the Richard J. Bolte Sr. Award for Supporting Industries. The award is presented annually by CHF to recognize outstanding contributions by a leader who provides products or services vital to the continuing growth and development of the chemical and molecular sciences community.

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