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Plastic Additives Market Worth USD 75.20 Billion by 2028 | Growth at 5.7% CAGR



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Pune, India, Feb. 24, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The global plastic additives market size was USD 51.04 billion in 2021 and is projected to reach 75.20 billion by 2028, exhibiting a CAGR of 5.7% during the forecast period. The market size stood at USD 48.41 billion in 2020. Escalating demand for personal protective equipment (PPE) amid the COVID-19 pandemic is expected to propel the growth of this market, states Fortune Business Insights™ in its report, titled “Plastic Additives Market Size, Share Growth and Regional Forecast, 2021-2028.

The plastic additives market has a significant scope; as plastic additives are essential components in the manufacturing process of various plastic products. Plastic additives are chemicals that are added to plastic to enhance its performance, functionality, and durability.

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Market Scope:

The market scope of plastic additives includes several application areas, such as packaging, automotive, construction, electronics, and consumer goods. The demand for plastic additives is increasing due to the growing demand for plastic products in various industries, including packaging, construction, and automotive. The plastic additives market is expected to grow significantly due to increasing awareness about the benefits of plastic additives, such as improved performance, enhanced quality, and reduced production costs.

The key factors driving the plastic additives market’s growth include the increasing demand for lightweight and high-performance plastics, growing environmental concerns, and rising disposable income in developing countries. The increasing demand for plastic additives in the Asia Pacific region, especially in China and India, is expected to boost the market’s growth further.

Overall, the plastic additives market has a broad scope, driven by the demand for high-performance and environmentally friendly plastics across various industries.

Report Scope & Segmentation:

Report Coverage Details
Forecast Period 2021-2028
Forecast CAGR 5.7 %
2028 Value Projection USD 75.20 Billion
Base Year 2021
Plastic Additives Market Size in 2021 USD 51.04 Billion
Historical Data 2017-2019
No. of Pages 300
Segments Covered By Type, End-user and Regional Insights
Plastic Additives Industry Growth Drivers Replacement of conventional materials with plastic
Rising Demand for Polymers in Automotive Manufacturing to Fuel Market Growth

Market Segments:

The market is divided into plasticizers, flame retardants, stabilisers, impact modifiers, and others based on type. Plasticizers, which lower the viscosity of polymer materials and improve their flexibility, accounted for a significant portion of the market in 2020. The plastic additives market is divided into packaging, construction, automotive, consumer products, and others according on end-use. The packaging segment is expected to gain the largest share during the forecast period. Geographically, the market is classified into North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, and the Middle East and Africa.

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List of Key Companies Profiled in the Market:

  • Mitsui Chemical (Tokyo, Japan)
  • SABIC (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia)
  • Kaneka Corporation (Tokyo, Japan)
  • Dow Chemical Company (Michigan, U.S.)
  • Clariant AG (Muttenz, Switzerland)
  • ExxonMobil Chemical (Texas, U.S.)
  • Lanxess AG (Cologne, Germany)     
  • Evonik Industries AG (Essen, Germany)
  • BASF SE (Ludwigshafen, Germany)
  • Songwon Industrial Co. Ltd. (Ulsan, South Korea)

Driving Factor:

Rising Acceptance of Plastics by Numerous Industries to Drive Business

Plastic is widely utilised in a variety of applications, including automotive, aerospace and military, packaging, chemical, construction, general manufacturing, and electronics. It’s outstanding qualities, such as strength, dependability, flexibility, and the capacity to endure pressure and heat, are generating demand for its derivatives, which is boosting its usage.

These type of polymers are less expensive than traditional materials including wood, metals, and composites, and is so replacing them. This is likely to have a beneficial influence on the additives industry. Furthermore, one of the primary drivers driving the packaging industry is the rising e-commerce sector throughout the world, which is supporting plastic additives market growth. These type of polymers are also used in the production of automobile parts due to its lightweight nature and cheaper cost. Lighter automotive parts reduce fuel consumption, which in turn increases the efficiency of the vehicle.

Regional Insights

High Plastic Production in China to Stimulate Growth in the Asia Pacific Market

The plastic additives market has a global presence, with key regions being North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa. Here are some insights into the regional markets:

  • North America: The North American plastic additives market is driven by the growing demand for lightweight and high-performance plastics in various industries such as automotive, packaging, and construction. Stringent regulations governing the production of plastics by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have forced companies to develop biodegradable plastic additives
  • Europe: The European plastic additives market is driven by the demand for high-performance plastics, particularly in the automotive and packaging industries. The market is also influenced by the growing awareness of the benefits of using environmentally friendly plastic additives.
  • Asia Pacific: The Asia Pacific plastic additives market is expected to experience significant growth due to the increasing demand for plastic products in various industries such as automotive, construction, and packaging. China and India are the key markets in the region, driven by the growing population, urbanization, and increasing disposable income. Asia Pacific, where the market size stood at USD 18.04 billion in 2020, is anticipated to hold a prominent position in the plastic additives market share during the forecast period.
  • Latin America: The Latin American plastic additives market is driven by the growing demand for plastic products in various industries, such as packaging, construction, and automotive. The market is also influenced by the increasing adoption of environmentally friendly plastic additives.
  • Middle East and Africa: The Middle East and Africa plastic additives market are driven by the increasing demand for plastic products in various industries, such as construction and automotive. The market is also influenced by the growing awareness of the benefits of using plastic additives to enhance performance and reduce production costs.

Overall, the plastic additives market is expected to grow globally, driven by the demand for high-performance and environmentally friendly plastics in various industries.

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Competitive Landscape

Exciting Collaborations among Key Players to Enhance Market Potential

To meet the rising demand for bio-based polymers, key players in this market are entering into exciting partnerships to develop and market eco-friendly materials. Furthermore, a few companies such as BASF are expanding the applicability of additives in less-explored domains such as infrastructure and construction.

Industry Developments:

The plastic additives industry is constantly evolving with new developments, innovations, and emerging trends. Here are some recent developments in the plastic additives industry:

  • Growing demand for biodegradable plastic additives: With increasing awareness about environmental issues and sustainability, there is a growing demand for biodegradable plastic additives that can help reduce the environmental impact of plastic products. Biodegradable plastic additives are being developed and commercialized to provide eco-friendly alternatives to conventional plastics.
  • Increased use of antimicrobial plastic additives: With the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been an increased demand for antimicrobial plastic additives that can help prevent the spread of viruses and bacteria. Antimicrobial plastic additives are being developed and commercialized to provide enhanced protection in various applications such as healthcare, food packaging, and consumer goods.
  • Development of high-performance plastic additives: There is a growing demand for high-performance plastic additives that can improve the durability, strength, and resistance of plastic products. High-performance plastic additives such as flame retardants, UV stabilizers, and impact modifiers are being developed and commercialized to meet the increasing demand for high-quality plastic products.
  • Use of sustainable raw materials: The plastic additives industry is increasingly focusing on the use of sustainable raw materials such as bio-based feedstocks and renewable energy sources. This is driven by the need to reduce the environmental impact of plastic additives and create a more sustainable industry.
  • Adoption of digital technologies: The plastic additives industry is adopting digital technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and the Internet of Things (IoT) to enhance efficiency, productivity, and quality. Digital technologies are being used to optimize production processes, improve product design, and enhance customer experience.

Overall, the plastic additives industry is undergoing rapid development and innovation, driven by the need to meet changing market demands, enhance sustainability, and improve performance.

Browse Detailed Summary of Research Report with TOC:

Table of Content:

  •  Introduction
    • Research Scope
    • Market Segmentation
    • Research Methodology
    • Definitions and Assumptions
  • Executive Summary
  • Market Dynamics
    • Market Drivers
    • Market Restraints
    • Market Opportunities
  • Key Insights
    • Key Emerging Trends – For Major Countries
    • Key Developments: Mergers, Acquisition, Partnership, etc.
    • Latest Technological Advancement
    • Insights on Regulatory Scenario
    • Porters Five Forces Analysis
  • Qualitative Insights – Impact of COVID-19 on the Global Plastic Additives Market
    • Supply Chain Challenges
    • Steps were taken by Government/Companies to overcome this impact
    • Potential opportunities due to the COVID-19 outbreak
  • Global Plastic Additives Market Analysis, Insights, and Forecast, 2017-2028
    • Key Findings / Summary
    • By Type (Volume/Value)
      • Plasticizers
      • Flame Retardants
      • Stabilizers
      • Impact Modifiers
      • Others
    • By End-Use (Volume/Value)
      • Packaging
      • Construction
      • Automotive
      • Consumer Goods
      • Others 
    • By Region (Volume/Value)
      • North America
      • Europe
      • Asia Pacific
      • Latin America
      • Middle East & Africa

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ICIS announces the 16th Asian Base Oils and Lubricants Conference in Singapore




LONDON, May 20, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — ICIS, a global source of commodity intelligence, has announced the 16th Asian Base Oils and Lubricants Conference will take place in Singapore, 27-28 June 2024. The event offers a platform for senior executives to connect with peers, potential clients and industry leaders, offering insight into the latest trends, innovation and best practices within the industry.

Dr Sarawut Kaewtathip, Director General – Department of Mineral Fuels from the Ministry of Energy, Thailand will present a keynote delving into the Thai fuels and lubricants market. He will offer insight into growth opportunities within the automotive sector following COVID-19 and explain how the base oils and lubricants industry can support future developments.
The conference will also include exclusive market data from Michael Connolly, Principal Analyst, Refining at ICIS, who comments: “While Asian prices have been less impacted by global events than in other regions, it has still been affected, which is highlighted by further Group I closures in the region. This conference provides a vital platform to exchange knowledge and come together to learn collectively about the latest industry developments, whilst finding out how to best navigate uncertainty in the coming years.”
Delegates will also benefit from insight by Yan Chuang Zhao, Supervising Engineer of R&D Center at Great Wall Motors, who will be discussing ‘The wider Electric Vehicle picture in Asia’ and Charlotte Kehoe, AsPac Technology Director at bp Castrol who, who adds to the extensive line-up of speakers that conference attendees have come accustomed to. Charlotte will be looking to provide further insight into opportunities with data centres and immersion coolants across the region.
To find out more about the 16th ICIS Asian Base Oils and Lubricants Conference, or register for the event, please visit:
About ICIS
ICIS – Independent Commodity Intelligence Services – helps businesses through seamlessly delivering data and analytics, across the chemical, and energy markets. A trusted source and benchmark for price information and insight across key commodities markets worldwide. Our independent, transparent market intelligence informs thousands of quality decisions every day, taking the pressure out of negotiations and giving customers space for more innovative thinking, through published datasets including price assessments, price forecasts, supply and demand fundamentals and more.
Over 150 years of shaping the world by connecting markets to optimise the world’s valuable resources. With a global team of more than 600 experts, ICIS has employees based in London, New York, Houston, Karlsruhe, Milan, Mumbai, Singapore, Guangzhou, Beijing, Shanghai, Dubai, Sao Paulo, Seoul, Tokyo and Perth.
ICIS is part of RELX, a FTSE15 company with a market cap of $78.2bn and an employee base of over 30,000 experts across 40 countries.
About RELX
RELX is a global provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries. The Group serves customers in more than 180 countries and has offices in about 40 countries. It employs approximately 30,000 people of whom almost half are in North America. RELX PLC is a London listed holding company which owns 52.9% of RELX Group. RELX NV is an Amsterdam listed holding company which owns 47.1% of RELX Group. The shares are traded on the London, Amsterdam and New York Stock Exchanges using the following ticker symbols: London: REL; Amsterdam: REN; New York: RELX and RENX. Total market capitalisation is approximately £64.7bn |  €75.5bn |  $81.9bn.
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Subang Jaya Medical Centre Applauded by Frost & Sullivan as the Best Hospital Company of the Year in Malaysia for the fourth consecutive year




SJMC’s significant efforts in alleviating nursing shortages, enhancing workflows and its strong market-leading position, both locally and globally resulted in high patient retention and strong referrals.
SAN ANTONIO, May 20, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Frost & Sullivan recently analyzed the hospital industry and noted that operational inefficiencies, workflow interruptions and shortage of skilled healthcare professionals are some key challenges faced by the healthcare industry. Based on its findings, Subang Jaya Medical Centre (SJMC) is recognized with the 2024 Malaysian Best Hospital Company of the Year Award for the fourth consecutive year in the hospitals industry, making it the first to be recognized continuously with this prestigious accolades

The company is a private hospital with 443 licensed beds and over 150 outpatient clinics. It handles approximately 50,000 admissions and 550,000 outpatient visits annually. With a workforce of around 1,600 healthcare professionals, SJMC offers services across more than 260 medical specialties encompassing diverse therapeutic areas such as oncology, cardiology, orthopedics, digestive health as well as women and children health.
Bhaskar Vittal, industry principal at Frost & Sullivan, observed, “SJMC provides comprehensive and integrated care, implementing practices aimed at achieving the best possible outcomes for patients. A typical cancer patient journey at SJMC starts with awareness-building and screening programs, continuing with diagnosis, treatment, and aftercare, which includes support groups, educators, and counselors—all key elements in cancer care management.
SJMC is a finalist flagship medical tourism hospital selected by the Malaysian Healthcare Travel Council (MHTC) which is fully endorsed by the Malaysian Ministry of Health. It has achieved several accreditations including the Joint Commission International (JCI) Accreditation and aims at providing patients a seamless transition throughout their health journey in Malaysia. Patient onboarding follows a process-oriented approach from the inquiry level, where patients receive detailed information on available services, specialist doctors, and treatment availability.
SJMC has achieved international branding and recognition for its Cancer & Radiosurgery Centre (CRC), known for its person-centered care approach. Moreover, the hospital has been credited by the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards International (ACHSI) as the first Center of Excellence (CoE) for oncology services in Asia-Pacific, marking a milestone achievement. SJMC continuously improves patient treatment options, expands day care surgical offerings, and prioritizes safety, faster recovery, and lower costs in line with industry trends to achieve medical excellence.
The hospital’s Genetic Wellness, a first-of-its-kind clinical-grade genetics testing program, provides more than 1,000 insights into patients’ health conditions based on their unique genetic blueprint. The test provides individualized information on a wide range of conditions, including chronic, infectious, and metabolic diseases, allergies, and drug responses, allowing individuals to make informed choices for their overall wellbeing.
SJMC became the first hospital in Malaysia to introduce a remote patient monitoring system, SeniorConnect, that is tailored to the unique needs of senior patients and is particularly beneficial in urban settings, where it is common for working adults to face challenges in caring for their elderly relatives. It is also the first hospital in Malaysia to perform day care robotic-assisted total knee replacement and total hip replacement procedures using the Mako SmartRobotics system. It also focuses on preventive and precision healthcare—key trends in the global healthcare industry.
Its continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) technology allows diabetes patients to continuously monitor and control their blood glucose. SJMC also successfully conducted a clinical improvement project, titled “Reducing Early Morning In-Patient Hypoglycemia Incidence among In-Patient Adults with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in non-Critical Care Wards,” which found that patients adhering to the recommended snack regimen experienced zero hypoglycemic incidents. SJMC aims to enhance diabetes wellness with its multidisciplinary approach through revolutionary technology and in-depth research.
SJMC’s artificial intelligence (AI)-powered Radixact X9 with Synchrony synchronizes the movement of radiation beams with the tumor’s motion, allowing seamless and continuous radiation delivery during the patient’s natural breathing patterns. This technology enables delivering accurate radiation dosage while minimizing exposure to healthy tissues.
“SJMC’s digital technologies and equipment enhance the patient journey, improve clinical outcomes, and provide the healthcare workforce with the best tools to achieve their medical excellence goals,” added Vittal.
Bryan Lin, Chief Executive Officer of SJMC expressed his gratitude for receiving this prestigious recognition for the fourth time, saying, “We’re honored to be recognized for the exceptional care our dedicated staff provides. Their unwavering commitment and teamwork are what truly make a difference for our patients. We’ll continue to pursue excellence and deliver world-class healthcare.”
“In today’s healthcare landscape, strengthening the healthcare workforce, enhancing workflows, and solidifying our market-leading position are paramount. We’re committed to achieving these goals by empowering our staff through training which improves the quality of patient care and equipping them with tools that enhance decision-making while encouraging them to embrace and learn in this digital healthcare era,” he adds.
With its excellent financial performance, seamless customer experiences, and strong overall performance, Subang Jaya Medical Centre’s unwavering dedication to exceptional healthcare is again recognized on the international stage, with their fourth consecutive award win.
Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents a Company of the Year award to the organization that demonstrates excellence in terms of growth strategy and implementation in its field. The award recognizes a high degree of innovation with products and technologies, and the resulting leadership in terms of customer value and market penetration.
Frost & Sullivan Best Practices awards recognize companies in various regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analyses, and extensive secondary research to identify best practices in the industry.
About Frost & SullivanFor six decades, Frost & Sullivan has been world-renowned for its role in helping investors, corporate leaders, and governments navigate economic changes and identify disruptive technologies, Mega Trends, new business models, and companies to action, resulting in a continuous flow of growth opportunities to drive future success. Contact us: Start the discussion.
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About SJMC
Subang Jaya Medical Centre (SJMC)
SJMC has an impeccable reputation as one of Malaysia’s most trusted private medical centres best known for its clinical outcomes. The hospital is an award-winning 443-bed multi-disciplinary tertiary hospital of CAH Medical Centres (previously known as Ramsay Sime Darby Health Care Group), providing comprehensive and complex care in all specialties.
It is one of the few internationally accredited Joint Commission International (JCI) hospitals in Malaysia and Malaysian Society for Quality in Health (MSQH) accredited. SJMC’s laboratory is also an internationally recognized MS ISO 15189 accredited since 2009. In 2023, SJMC Oncology (Cancer) Services is certified by Australian Council of Healthcare Standards (ACHS) International as a Centre of Excellence, making it the first in Asia-Pacific.
SJMC is recognized as a finalist for the Flagship Medical Tourism Hospital Programme 2023 – 2025 by Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council (MHTC) to establish Malaysia as a globally renowned icon for healthcare travel, delivering exceptional end-to-end patient experiences anchored on medical excellence, service excellence, and international branding. It receives both local patients across Malaysia and international patients across the Asia Pacific with over 47,000 admissions and almost half a million outpatient visits annually.
For more information, contact:Celia TanP: +60 17 930 8200E: [email protected] 
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More than $9 Million Awarded to High School Scientists and Engineers at the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair 2024




Grace Sun, 16, receives $75,000 Top Award for a new kind of organic electrochemical transistor at the world’s largest pre-college science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) competition.
TARRYTOWN, N.Y. and WASHINGTON, May 17, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGN) and Society for Science (the Society) announced that Grace Sun, 16, of Lexington, Kentucky, won the $75,000 top award, the George D. Yancopoulos Innovator Award, named in honor of the pioneering drug researcher and Regeneron co-Founder, Board co-Chair, President and Chief Scientific Officer, in the 2024 Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (Regeneron ISEF), the world’s largest pre-college science and engineering competition. Other top prizes went to projects in second-order cone programming, microplastics filtration and multi-sensory therapy for dementia.

The top winners were honored during two award ceremonies: the Special Awards on May 16 and the Grand Awards Ceremony on the morning of May 17. In total, over $9 million USD was awarded to the finalists based on their projects’ creativity, innovation and depth of scientific inquiry. The competition featured nearly 2,000 young scientists representing 49 U.S. states and nearly 70 countries, regions and territories across the world.
Grace Sun, 16, of Lexington, Kentucky, won first place and received the $75,000 George D. Yancopoulos Innovator Award for her research on building a better organic electrochemical transistor that she hopes will be used to develop new electronic devices that could help detect and treat serious illnesses like diabetes, epilepsy and organ failure. To overcome the problems that have previously prevented such devices from working effectively inside the body, Grace developed a new way of chemically treating their organic components, which greatly improved their laboratory performance.
Michelle Wei, 17, of San Jose, California, received one of two Regeneron Young Scientist Awards of $50,000 for her research to improve the speed and efficiency of a type of software that is useful in many fields such as machine learning, transportation and financial systems. Michelle’s new approach involved determining a quick approximate solution to the second-order cone programming problem, then splitting the initial cone into smaller cones, which enabled her new algorithm to greatly outperform previous approaches.
Krish Pai, 17, of Del Mar, California, received the second Regeneron Young Scientist Award of $50,000 for his machine-learning research to identify microbial genetic sequences that can be modified to biodegrade plastic. His new software, called Microby, scans databases of microorganisms and determines which ones can be changed genetically to biodegrade plastics. In tests, he identified two microorganisms that can be genetically modified to degrade plastic at a cost he believes would be ten times less than traditional recycling.
 “Congratulations to the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair 2024 winners,” said Maya Ajmera, President and CEO, Society for Science and Executive Publisher, Science News. “I’m truly inspired by the ingenuity and determination shown by these remarkable students. Coming from around the world with diverse backgrounds and academic disciplines, these students have shown that it is possible to come together in unity to tackle some of the toughest challenges facing our world today, and I could not be prouder.”
Regeneron ISEF provides a global stage for the world’s best and brightest young scientists and engineers. Through this competition, Regeneron and the Society are fostering the next generation of STEM leaders who are pioneering solutions to improve our world. Since 2020, Regeneron has provided STEM experiences to approximately 2.4 million students, on track to meet its goal of 2.5 million by 2025.
“The talent, intelligence and potential of this year’s Regeneron ISEF finalists is truly inspiring, and I congratulate each on their remarkable achievements,” said George D. Yancopoulos, M.D., Ph.D., co-Founder, Board co-Chair, President and Chief Scientific Officer of Regeneron. “Science competitions like ISEF were pivotal in shaping my own career and fueling my passion to fight back against disease. I look forward to seeing these students continue to push the boundaries of science and technology to create positive and sustainable change for all humanity.”
Other top honors from the competition include:
Justin Huang and Victoria Ou, both 17, of Woodlands, Texas, received the Gordon E. Moore Award for Positive Outcomes for Future Generations of $50,000 for their new prototype filtration system that uses ultrasonic waves to remove microscopic plastic particles from water. In lab tests, the acoustic force from the high-frequency sound waves removed between 84% and 94% of the suspended microplastic particles in a single pass. The students are now working to scale up and fine-tune their experimental system.
Ingrid Wai Hin Chan, 17, of Hong Kong, China received the Craig R. Barrett Award for Innovation of $10,000 for her research on using a multi-sensory therapy for dementia patients. Her mixed therapy app would allow patients to practice physical and cognitive skills through a personalized, immersive environment using virtual reality headsets. Ingrid conducted an eight-week study with six people living with dementia and found that the cognitive function of patients who used her prototype improved in several areas. She believes her app could serve as a viable option for dementia patients with limited access to in-person professional therapy.
Tanishka Balaji Aglave, 15, of Valrico, Florida, received the H. Robert Horvitz Prize for Fundamental Research of $10,000 for her investigation into a natural alternative treatment against citrus greening, a disease that threatens citrus farming in many parts of the world and is currently only treated with antibiotics. Tanishka injected the trunks of infected trees with an extract from the curry leaf tree, and found through tests that this potential method could effectively and sustainably manage citrus greening disease.
Maddux Alexander Springer, 18, of Honolulu, Hawaii, received the Peggy Scripps Award for Science Communication of $10,000 for his research into fibropapillomatosis (FP), a disease that is the primary cause of death in green sea turtles. Some turtles he studied in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, were stricken with a disease that causes internal and external tumors that inhibit their everyday lives. After analyzing the turtles’ diet of green algae, Maddux concluded that this disease, wastewater, invasive algae and the amino acid arginine all pose a grave risk to these endangered sea creatures.
Ria Kamat, 17, of Hackensack, New Jersey; Anna Oliva, 17, of Houston, TX; and Shuhan Luo, 18, of Worcester, MA, received the Dudley R. Herschbach SIYSS Award, which provides finalists an all-expense paid trip to attend the Stockholm International Youth Science Seminar during Nobel Week in Stockholm, Sweden.
Jack Shannon, 18, of Clane, Kildare, Ireland, and Nikhil Vemuri, 17, of Cary, North Carolina, received the EU Contest for Young Scientists Award. Their projects will represent Regeneron ISEF at the EU Contest for Young Scientists to be held this September in Katowice, Poland.
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In addition to the Top Award winners, more than 450 finalists received awards and prizes for their innovative research, including “First Award” winners, who each received a $5,000 prize.
The following lists the First Award winners for each of the 22 categories, from which the Top Awards were chosen:
Animal Sciences, sponsored by Society for ScienceMaddux Alexander Springer, Honolulu, Hawaii
Behavioral and Social Sciences, sponsored by Society for ScienceAndrew Y. Liang, San Jose, California
Biochemistry, sponsored by RegeneronAmy Hong Xiao, Garden City, New York
Biomedical and Health Sciences, sponsored by RegeneronRia Kamat, Hackensack, New Jersey; Kevin Xuan Lei, Shanghai, China
Biomedical Engineering, sponsored by Alfred E. Mann CharitiesAyush Garg, Dublin, California; Divij Motwani, Palo Alto, California; Akash Ashish Pai, Portland, Oregon
Cellular and Molecular Biology, sponsored by RegeneronLara and Maya Sarah Hammoud, Beverly Hills, Michigan
Chemistry, sponsored by Society for ScienceAkilan Sankaran, Albuquerque, New Mexico; Arjun Suresh Malpani and Siddharth Daniel D’costa, Portland, Oregon
Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, sponsored by RegeneronKun-Hyung Roh, Bronx, New York
Earth and Environmental Sciences, sponsored by Google.orgNikhil Vemuri, Durham, North Carolina; Justin Yizhou Huang and Victoria Ou, The Woodlands, Texas
Embedded Systems, sponsored by HPChloe Rae and Sophie Rose Filion, Welland, Ontario, Canada
Energy: Sustainable Materials and Design, sponsored by Siemens EnergyAlia Wahban, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Engineering Technology: Statics and Dynamics, sponsored by Howmet Aerospace FoundationChiyo Nakatsuji, Bunkyoku, Tokyo, Japan; Kevin Shen, Olympia, Washington
Environmental Engineering, sponsored by JacobsKrish Pai, San Diego, California; Jack Shannon, Clane, Kildare, Ireland
Materials Science, sponsored by Howmet Aerospace FoundationGrace Sun, Lexington, Kentucky
Mathematics, sponsored by Akamai FoundationAnna Oliva, Houston, Texas
Microbiology, sponsored by Schattner FoundationMatthew Chang, Irvine, California
Physics and Astronomy, sponsored by Richard F. Caris Charitable Trust IIHarini Thiagarajan and Vishal Ranganath Yalla, Bothell, Washington; Shuhan Luo, Worcester, Massachusetts
Plant Sciences, sponsored by Society for SciencePauline Estrada, Fresno, California; Tanishka Balaji Aglave, Dover, Florida
Robotics and Intelligent Machines, sponsored by RegeneronMichal Lajciak, Dubnica nad Vahom, Trenciansky kraj, Slovakia; Anthony Efthimiadis, Oakville, Ontario, Canada
Systems Software, sponsored by MicrosoftMichelle Wei, San Jose, California
Technology Enhances the Arts, sponsored by Society for ScienceAnant Khandelwal, Sritan Motati and Siddhant Sood, Alexandria, Virginia
Translational Medical Science, sponsored by RegeneronZheng-Chi Lee, West Lafayette, Indiana; Ingrid Wai Hin Chan, Hong Kong, China
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About the Regeneron International Science and Engineering FairThe Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (Regeneron ISEF), a program of Society for Science for over 70 years, is the world’s largest global science competition for high school students. Through a global network of local, regional and national science fairs, millions of students are encouraged to explore their passion for scientific inquiry. Each spring, a group of these students is selected as finalists and offered the opportunity to compete for approximately U.S. $9 million in awards and scholarships.
In 2019, Regeneron became the title sponsor of ISEF to help reward and celebrate the best and brightest young minds globally and encourage them to pursue careers in STEM to positively impact the world. Regeneron ISEF is supported by a community of additional sponsors, including Akamai Foundation, Alfred E. Mann Charities, Aramco, Caltech,, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Howmet Aerospace Foundation, HP, , Jacobs, King Abdulaziz & his Companions Foundation for Giftedness and Creativity, Microsoft, National Geographic Society, Richard F. Caris Charitable Trust II, Rise, an initiative of Schmidt Futures and the Rhodes Trust, Schattner Foundation, Siemens Energy, Annenburg Foundation, Ballmer Group, Broadcom Foundation, Cesco Linguistic Services, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Edison International, Insaco, Oracle Academy, The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation and US Army ROTC. Many are entrepreneurs across a wide range of industries. Learn more at
About Society for ScienceSociety for Science is a champion for science, dedicated to promoting the understanding and appreciation of science and the vital role it plays in human advancement. Established in 1921, Society for Science is best known for its award-winning journalism through Science News and Science News Explores, its world-class science research competitions for students, including the Regeneron Science Talent Search, the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair and the Thermo Fisher Scientific Junior Innovators Challenge, and its outreach and equity programming that seeks to ensure that all students have an opportunity to pursue a career in STEM. A 501(c)(3) membership organization, Society for Science is committed to inform, educate and inspire. Learn more at and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat (Society4Science).
About RegeneronRegeneron (NASDAQ: REGN) is a leading biotechnology company that invents, develops and commercializes life-transforming medicines for people with serious diseases. Founded and led by physician-scientists, our unique ability to repeatedly and consistently translate science into medicine has led to numerous approved treatments and product candidates in development, most of which were homegrown in our laboratories. Our medicines and pipeline are designed to help patients with eye diseases, allergic and inflammatory diseases, cancer, cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, neurological diseases, hematologic conditions, infectious diseases and rare diseases. 
Regeneron believes that operating as a good corporate citizen is crucial to delivering on our mission. We approach corporate responsibility with three goals in mind: to improve the lives of people with serious diseases, to foster a culture of integrity and excellence and to build sustainable communities. Regeneron is proud to be included on the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and the Civic 50 list of the most “community-minded” companies in the U.S. Throughout the year, Regeneron empowers and supports employees to give back through our volunteering, pro bono and matching gift programs. Our most significant philanthropic commitments are in the area of early science education, including the Regeneron Science Talent Search and the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF).
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