Helen Murray Free

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Helen Murray Free
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Born
Helen Murray

(1923-02-20)February 20, 1923
DiedMay 1, 2021(2021-05-01) (aged 98)
NationalityAmerican
Alma materCollege of Wooster (BS)
Central Michigan University (MA)
Known forSelf-testing systems for diabetes
AwardsGarvan–Olin Medal (1980)
Kilby Award (1996)
National Inventors Hall of Fame (2000)
National Medal of Technology and Innovation (2009)
Scientific career
FieldsChemistry

Helen Murray Free (February 20, 1923 – May 1, 2021) was an American chemist and educator. She is most known for creating many self-testing systems for diabetes and other diseases while working at Miles Laboratories. She helped create dip-and-read strips, which are still used to this day.[1]

Free died on May 1, 2021, at a hospice facility in Elkhart, Indiana from problems caused by a stroke, aged 98.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Gellene, Denise (May 3, 2021). "Helen Murray Free Dies at 98; Chemist Developed Diabetes Test". The New York Times. Retrieved May 3, 2021.