Prix Galien USA 2020

Nominees for Best Medical Technology

Medtech companies face a significant challenge in having to innovate with new products while maintaining the service improvements required for complex, carefully engineered technologies already on the market – all in the midst of an unprecedented global pandemic. Nevertheless, the landscape for the industry’s traditionally big-ticket investments in innovation is expanding, with fresh opportunities to serve patients and providers with novel tools like robotics, blockchain, digital therapeutics, machine learning and other AI-related methodologies.

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 18 nominee technologies they have selected in the MedTech category. These virtual expert panelist exchanges will offer the opportunity for participants to review the current state of innovation in MedTech, covering key aspects of clinical progress and differentiation; the ways that patient care is now being delivered outside the traditional delivery setting; and the next wave of promising technologies, including their transformative – and potentially disruptive – effect on health care productivity and outcomes worldwide.


Best MedTech Product Nominees 2020

ProductManufacturerTherapeutic Area &
Abbott’s MitraClip™ Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair System
AbbottMitral valve regurgitation
Venovo™ Venous Stent System
Becton, Dickinson and CompanyIliofemoral venous occlusive circulation disease
PK Papyrus Covered Coronary Stent System
BiotronikCoronary artery perforations
AXIOS™ Stent and Electrocautery Enhanced Delivery System
Boston Scientific CorporationTrans-gastro or trans-duodenal repair of pancreatic
pseudocysts and necrosis
Boston Scientific CorporationCardiovascular
Boston Scientific CorporationEndovascular disease debris repair
Cala Trio™
Cala HealthNeuroscience
CUSTOMFLEX® ARTIFICIALIRISClinical Research Consultants, Inc. and HumanOptics AGOphthalmology
Edwards SAPIEN 3 Ultra™ Transcatheter Heart Valve System
Edwards LifesciencesAortic stenosis
Edwards LifesciencesAortic valve replacement
Magtrace® and Sentimag® Magnetic Localization System
iStent inject® WGlaukos CorporationOphthalmology/open-angle glaucoma
CCM® Therapy for Heart FailureImpulse DynamicsCongestive heart failure
Implantable System for Remodulin®MedtronicPulmonary arterial hypertension
reSET® and reSET-O®Pear TherapeuticsSubstance use disorder
Zephyr Endobronchial Valve System®
Pulmonx CorporationEmphysema
The GentleWave® SystemSonendo®Root canal treatment
ProAir® Digihaler™Teva Pharmaceutical IndustriesPulmonary respiratory disease