Collagen Matrix’s Shu-Tung Li Honored by Inventors Hall of Fame
Shu-Tung Li, Ph.D., the founder and CEO of Collagen Matrix, Inc. was a 2012 inductee into the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame. The award is co-sponsored by the Stevens Institute of Technology and Greenberg Traurig, LLP. The recognition is for Li’s “Patented technology related to collagen based medical implants for the repair and regeneration of soft tissue and bones.”
Li has over 40 years of experience in connective tissue research and collagen-based implant development, including 10 years of basic science research experience at the University of Connecticut Health Center. His work involved the study of the structure and function of collagen fibrils in mineralized and non-mineralized tissues.
Commenting on the award, Li said, “I believe that innovation is the backbone of economic growth and technological advancement. I am honored by this recognition.”
Li holds 30 U.S. patents, eight of which are still pending and has authored over 95 publications. He developed more than 30 collagen- and mineral-based implants that are currently on the market. He was named New Jersey Executive of the Year in 2009 for his accomplishment in growing Collagen Matrix, Inc. to become one of the 50 fastest growing companies in New Jersey.