The Galien Foundation today announced the 2014 nominees for the eighth annual Prix Galien USA. Awards. The Prix Galien Award is considered the biomedical industry’s highest accolade and recognizes the technical, scientific and clinical research skills necessary to develop innovative medicines and devices.
This year brings the highest number of nominees since the inception of the Prix Galien USA. Nominees include biomedical products across three categories – biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and technology products that advance the human condition and which were approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) during the past five years.
Nominees for the Prix Galien USA 2014 Awards are:
Best Biotechnology Product (Nominees).
BOTOX (onabotulinumtoxinA) Allergan, Inc. for Chronic Migraine patients.
Voraxaze (glucarpidase) BTG International Inc.
Erwinaze (asparaginase Erwinia chrysanthemi) Jazz Pharmaceuticals.
FluMist Quadrivalent MedImmune/AstraZeneca. (influenza vaccine live, intranasal).
HEMACORDT (HPC, Cord Blood) New York Blood Center’s Howard P. Milstein Cord Blood Center.
Flucelvax (Influenza Virus Vaccine) Novartis.
Gattex (teduglutide) NPS Pharma.
Zaltrap (ziv-aflibercept) Sanofi.
Jetrea (ocriplasmin) ThromboGenics.
Best Pharmaceutical Agent (Nominees).
Ampyra (dalfampridine)Acorda Therapeutics.
Opsumit (macitentan) Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
OZURDEX Allergan, Inc.
(dexamethasone intravitreal implant) 0.7 mg.
BELIVIQ (lorcaserin HCl) CIV Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. & Eisai Inc.
Adempas (riociguat) Bayer HealthCare.
Stivarga (regorafenib)Bayer HealthCare.
Tecfidera (dimethyl fumarate) Biogen Idec.
Sovaldi (sofosbuvir) Gilead Sciences.
Jakafi (ruxolitinib) Incyte.
Imbruvica (ibrutinib) Janssen & Pharmacyclics.
Invokana (canaglifozin) Janssen.
Xarelto (rivaroxaban) Janssen & Bayer HealthCare.
Zytiga (abiraterone acetate) Janssen.
Xtandi (enzalutamide) Medivation & Astellas.
Xeljanz (tofacitinib) Pfizer.
Eliquis (apixaban) Bristol-Myers Squibb & Pfizer.
OxyContin Purdue Pharma.
(reformulated oxycodone HCl controlled release).
Latuda (lurasidone HCI) Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Neupro (Rotigotine Transdermal System) UCB.
Vimpat (lacosamide) UCB.
Best Medical Technology (Nominees).
SERI Surgical Scaffold Allergan, Inc.
VITEK MS Platform bioMérieux.
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT Boehringer Ingelheim.
(ipratropium bromide and albuterol) Inhalation Spray.
The Alair Bronchial Thermoplasty System Boston Scientific.
Precision SpectraT Spinal Cord Boston Scientific.
superDimension Navigation System Covidien – Interventional Lung Solutions.
Mobi-C Cervical Disc LDR Holding Corporation.
NovoTTF Therapy Novocure.
coflex Interlaminar Stabilization device Paradigm Spine, LLC.
Elecsys Testosterone II Roche.
Auvi-Q (epinephrine injection, USP) Sanofi.
Trevo ProVue Retriever Stryker.
CentraSight Implantable Telescope Technology VisionCare Ophthalmic Technologies.
“Biomedical research can only exist when there are those who are willing to push innovation, extract understanding, and bring attention.
to the details,” remarked Bruno Cohen, Chairman of the Galien Foundation. “This year’s nominees are catalysts for the development of disease-altering advances through biopharmaceutical and medical technology innovation. It is upon these values that the Galien Foundation is predicated, and we’re proud to honor those in the field who exemplify these same principles.”
The Prix Galien USA Committee, comprised of 10 renowned leaders from the biomedical industry and academia, including five Nobel Laureates, is responsible for evaluating nominees. Winners will be honored at the Prix Galien USA Awards Ceremony on October 28, 2014 at 6:30 p.m., at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.
Galien Awards Committee 2014.
— Pr Richard Axel, M.D., Nobel Laureate, Co-Director, the Kavli Institute for Brain Science, Columbia University Medical Center, New York.
— Pr Michael S. Brown, M.D., Nobel Laureate, Professor of Molecular Genetics and Internal Medicine, UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.
— Pr Laurie Glimcher, M.D., Dean of Weill Cornell Medical College and Provost for Medical Affairs, Cornell University, New York.
— Pr Joseph Goldstein, M.D., Nobel Laureate, Professor of Molecular Genetics and Internal Medicine, UT, Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.
— Pr Robert S. Langer, M.D., David H. Koch Institute Professor at MIT.
— Pr Paul A. Marks, M.D., Laboratory Head of Cell Biology Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York. President, Emeritus, MSKCC.
— Pr Bengt Samuelsson, M.D., Ph.D., Nobel Laureate, Former President of Karolinska Institute and Former Chairman of the Nobel Foundation.
— Pr Marc Tessier-Lavigne, Ph.D., President and Professor Laboratory of Brain Development and Repair, The Rockefeller University, New York.
— Pr Roy Vagelos, M.D., Chairman. Chairman of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals and Retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Merck & Co., Inc.
— Pr Elie Wiesel, Peace Nobel Laureate, Boston University Professor Emeritus. Honorary Member.