“I am honored to have been one of the members the Prix Galien Italy jury. It is an Italian excellence, and an example of an evaluation process based on scientific rigor. However, given my new institutional commitment, I feel that I can no longer be part of the board, even if I have been able to appreciate the absolute independence of the assessment of the most innovative drugs.”

– Dr. Stefano Vella, currently President of the Italian Medicines Agency (AIFA) and Director of the Center for Global Health of the Italian Institute of Health (ISS), was a board member of the Prix Galien Italy jury until April 2017

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Latest Winners - 2017


  • Ocaliva, Intercept Pharmaceuticals – Winner Chemical Synthesis Drug Award
  • Praxbind, Intercept Pharmaceuticals – Biological Drug Award
  • Gardasil 9, MSD – Immunologic Drug Award
  • Strimvelis, GSK – Orphan Drug Award
  • Gilenya, Novartis – Real-World Evidence Award

Special Mention (a special statement of the Board highlighting the quality of the application)

  • Zepatier, MSD – Chemical Synthesis Drug

Nominees (2017 Prize categories: Chemical synthesis, Biological, Immunologic, Orphan drug and Real-World Evidence)

  • Blincyto (Blinatumomab) – Orphan Drug Award – Amgen
  • Praxbind (Idarucizumab) – Biological Drug Award – Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Strimvelis (autologe CD34+ cells transduced for human adenosinedeaminase) – Orphan Drug Award – GSK
  • Keytruda (Pembrolizumab) – Real-World Evidence Award – MSD
  • Gardasil 9 (9 valent vaccine for human papillomavirus) – Immunologic Drug Award – MSD
  • Gardasil (4 valent vaccine for human papillomavirus) – Real World Evidence Award – MSD
  • Inegy (Ezetimibe/simvastatina) – Real World Evidence Award – MSD
  • Isentress (Raltegravir) – Real World Evidence Award – MSD
  • Lortaan (potassic Losartan) – Real World Evidence Award – MSD
  • Zepatier (Elbasvir/grazoprevir) – Chemical Synthesis Drug Award – MSD
  • Zerbaxa (sulphate ceftolozan /sodic tazobactam) Chemical Synthesis Drug Award – MSD
  • Zinplava (Bezlotoxumab) – Biological Drug Award – MSD
  • Gilenya (Fingolimod) – Real World Evidence Award – Novartis
  • Ocaliva (obeticolic acid) – Chemical Synthesis Drug Award – Intercept Pharmaceuticals

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The Prix Galien Award is the biomedical industry's highest accolade, recognizing the development of the world’s most innovative medicines and devices.