Eric Reynolds awarded Prime Minister’s Prize for Innovation
Laureate Professor Eric Reynolds AO FICD FTSE FRACDS, Chief Executive Officer of the Oral Health CRC at The University of Melbourne, has been announced as the winner of the Prime Minister’s Prize for Innovation.
Professor Reynolds has been recognised for his outstanding achievement in the translation of scientific discovery into globally successful products that prevent and treat oral disease.
The remineralising technology CPP-ACP developed from a dairy milk protein by Professor Reynolds and his team at The University of Melbourne is now sold globally as RecaldentTM and used by millions of people every day in chewing gum and oral health products.
Products using RecaldentTM have generated sales of over $2 billion to date, and it has been estimated they’ve saved over $12 billion in dental treatment costs worldwide.