Moderna Co-Founder Joins Board of Baltimore Surgical Robot Startup

A big name in the medical field is joining the board of Galen Robotics, a biotech startup in Baltimore.

Robert Langer, one of the co-founders of pharmaceutical giant Moderna, said the Pigtown company’s robotic arm could change the way surgeries are done.

“I thought it was really cool and I think it could help a lot of people,” Langer said of Galen. “They’re bringing robotic surgery into areas that could make a huge impact.”

Langer, an engineer, has helped found dozens of biotech startups and is currently a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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