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“The Prix Galien is a welcome initiative to stimulate creative research and promote excellence.”

— Barack Obama, President, United States (2008)


The Prix Galien USA Awards Ceremony launched in 2007, first honoring unique medical products, later devices, and finally, individuals who have impacted patient care through innovation. The Awards Ceremony and Dinner is held annually at the New York City Museum of Natural History  following the Galien Forum, which launched in New York City in 2010 and has since been held every autumn the Alexandria Center for Life Science – New York City. We award prizes for Best Pharmaceutical Agent (i.e. small molecule), Best Biotechnology Product, and Best Medical Technology approved by the FDA in the past five years. Up to three prizes may be awarded annually in each of these categories.

Our EBook of Innovation chronicles the R&D team members responsible for the development of each Prix Galien USA award-winning product. The resulting of this effort will be an opportunity for patients who have been treated by the winning innovations to communicate with the R&D teams responsible for their improved health.

The Galien Forum and Prix Galien USA Ceremony will take place on October 29, 2020, though in order to ensure the safety of all participants our format may shift in keeping with COVID-19-related guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and New York City authorities. The Galien Foundation is considering and planning for multiple scenarios, including a smaller in-person event with digital access, a partially virtual event, and a completely virtual event. Updates will be posted and shared with our network via email as soon as they are confirmed. 

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Elie Wiesel, Honorary Founding President

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2019 Winners

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