Novoheart scientific co-founder and Scientific Advisory Board member Prof. Michelle Khine has recently been named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI), the highest professional distinction accorded solely to academic inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development, and the welfare of society. Prof. Khine was officially inducted as an NAI fellow as part of the Sixth Annual Conference of the National Academy of Inventors at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum in Boston, Massachusetts, on 6 April 2017. Two of Prof. Khine's inventions have been licensed by Novoheart from the Regents of the University of California. Prof. Khine has previously been named one of Forbes "10 Revolutionaries" (2009), one of the "100 Most Creative People in Business" (Fast Company Magazine 2011), "Top 35 Innovators under 35 in the world" (MIT Technology Review), and Marie Claire magazine’s “Women on Top: Top Scientist”. She is also a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), which recognizes the top 2% of the most accomplished leaders in the field of medical and biological engineering.