Temptime Corporation, the world’s leading provider of time-temperature indicators to the health care industry, announced today that its co-founder and Senior Vice President Ted Prusik has been awarded Inventor of the Year. The New York Intellectual Property Law Association (NYIPLA) honored Dr. Prusik for his work in developing Temptime’s technology that supports the safe storage and distribution of medical products around the world.
“Ted is the true ‘founding father’ of Temptime and personifies our company’s passion and commitment to improving global health,” said Renaat Van den Hooff, president and CEO, Temptime. “His inventions have made a tremendous impact in helping to ensure people around the world are receiving safe, effective vaccinations. We are honored to work with him and look forward to developing the next generation of technology together.”
During his 30-year career with Temptime, Dr. Prusik has been awarded 27 United States patents. His inventions helped create Temptime’s technology that monitors the temperature of vaccines and other biologics to support global health organizations with preventing the administration of vaccines that have been compromised by high levels of heat or cold. Dr. Prusik began his career in physical chemistry in 1977. He received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Bucknell University and his master’s and PhD degrees in chemical physics from New York University.
“I will never forget the day I saw Temptime’s devices being applied to vaccines at high speed for global distribution. I got tears in my eyes as I realized our inventions would make a meaningful difference in people’s lives around the world,” said Dr. Prusik. “I would like to thank the many people who helped make the inventions scaleable and affordable, and the thousands of health care workers who use our technology every day to help care for their patients. We are deeply honored to receive this award from NYIPLA.”
The New York Intellectual Property Law Association, or NYIPLA as it is known, is a bar association principally composed of lawyers interested in patent, trademark and copyright law who live or work in the jurisdictions of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, namely New York, Connecticut, Vermont, and the District of New Jersey.