Prix Galien USA 2021

Nominees for Best Biotechnology

The biotech sector continues to pull more than its weight in developing new medicines, a trend that, even in the midst of a global pandemic, has drawn vast amounts of new capital to fund pipeline growth in areas ranging from cell and gene therapy to the microbiome. This year has already broken the all-time record for IPO placements and valuations remain high even for those companies still seeking to launch their first marketed product. Still, small biotech must compete for visibility and resources against the global established players in big pharma, particularly for those with a therapeutic focus on medicines outside the current frenzied search for solutions to the coronavirus pandemic.

To mark the Prix Galien USA’s upcoming October 26 “Week of Discovery and Celebration on the Frontiers of Medical Innovation,” distinguished members of the USA Galien Awards Committee will chair three webinars highlighting each of the 19 nominee products they have selected for the best Biotechnology category.

These virtual expert panelist exchanges will offer the opportunity for webinar participants to assess the current state of innovation in biotech, covering key aspects of clinical progress and differentiation; the ways that patient care is now being conducted outside traditional delivery settings; and the next wave of promising breakthrough technologies, including their transformative – and potentially disruptive – effect on health care productivity and outcomes worldwide.

Best BioTech Product Nominees 2021

ProductCompanyTherapeutic Area &
Indication
Aimovig®AmgenCGRP receptor blocker to treat chronic migraine
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Cablivi®SanofiNanobody to treat adult acquired thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (aTTP),
a rare blood disorder
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Dupixent® (dupilumab)Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and SanofiSingle dose pre-filled pen technology to treat adults and adolescents with atopic dermatitis (eczema), asthma and rhinosinusitis with nasal polyposis
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ENHERTU®Daiichi Sankyo & AstraZenecaTreatment of unresectable or metastatic HER2 positive breast cancer
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ERVEBO®Merck & Co., Inc.First preventive vaccine against the disease caused by the Zaire ebolavirus in adults
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EVENITY®AmgenOsteoporosis in post-menopausal women at high risk of bone fracture
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GALAFOLD®Amicus Therapeutics, Inc.Oral drug for treatment of Fabry Disease through repair of gene-induced enzyme deficiencies that lead to organ failures,
stroke and early death in adults
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GIVLAARI®Alnylam PharmaceuticalsAcute hepatic porphyria (AHP) linked to production of toxic porphyrin molecules in the bloodstream in adults
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LILETTA®Medicines360IUD to prevent pregnancy through timed release of hormone levonorgestrel
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Oxbryta® (voxelotor) tabletslobal Blood Therapeutics, Inc. (GBT)Prevents inherited propensity for the hemoglobin polymerization that causes sickle cell disease
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Palynziq®BioMarin Pharmaceutical, Inc.Lowers blood levels of phenylalanine, an amino acid that causes PKU (phenylketoneuria) leading to brain damage and seizures beginning in infancy
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PolivyTMGenentech, Inc.Antibody drug conjugate for treatment of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma
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Rybelsus®Novo NordiskGLP-1 agonist treatment to control blood sugar in adults with Type-II diabetes
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TAKHZYRO® (lanadelumab-flyo)Takeda Pharmaceutical Company LimitedTreatment for hereditary angioedema (HAE) in adults
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Zolgensma®Novartis Gene TherapiesOne-time gene replacement therapy for children under age 2 with spinal muscular atrophy
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OXLUMO®Alnylam PharmaceuticalsTreatment of primary hyperoxaluria type 1 (PH1) to lower urinary oxalate levels in pediatric and adult patients.
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BLENREP® (belantamab mafodotin-blmf)GlaxoSmithKlineTreatment of adults with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma
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TEPEZZA® (teprotumumab-trbw)Horizon TherapeuticsTreatment of Thyroid Eye Disease (TED)
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InmazebTM (atoltivimab, maftivimab, and odesivimab-ebgn)Regeneron PhamaceuticalsTreatment of infection caused by Zaire ebolavirus in adult and pediatric patients
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