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Dr. Richard A. Houghten Selected for Induction in the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame

Dr. Richard Houghten

Founder and CEO of Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies (TPIMS), Dr. Richard A. Houghten, is being inducted into the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame. Dr. Houghten has made a significant impact on the pharmaceutical industry through his research and patents related to groundbreaking approaches of screening compounds that have revolutionized drug discovery across the nation. Dr. Houghten holds 81 issued U.S. patents, 45 issued foreign patents.and has authored over 500 peer-reviewed scientific publications.

A complete list of Florida Inventors Hall of Fame inductees, including biographical information, is available here:

The inventors will be inducted at the 5th Annual Florida Inventors Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony & Gala on September 7, 2018, at the Hilton Tampa Downtown.

The Florida Inventors Hall of Fame (FIHF) recognizes and commends Florida inventors whose achieve­ments have advanced the quality of life for Floridians, the state and the nation. FIHF was recognized by the Florida Senate in 2014 with a resolution sponsored by Senator Jeff Brandes that commended the Hall of Fame “for its commitment to honoring inventors and celebrating innovation, discovery, and excellence.” The Hall of Fame is located at the University of South Florida in Tampa and supported, in part, by the Florida High Tech Corridor Council.

Nominees, who must have at least one U.S. patent and a connection to Florida, were nominated through an open nomination process and elected by a Selection Committee comprising distinguished leaders in research and innovation throughout Florida. FIHF encourages individuals of all ages and backgrounds to strive toward the betterment of Florida and society through continuous, groundbreaking innovation, and, by commending the incredible scientific work being accomplished in the state, to further the growth of Florida’s innovation sector. 

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