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Galien Foundation Announces 2012 Awards Program For Best Biopharmaceutical Products and Best Medical Technology

NEW YORK, Feb. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Galien Foundation announced today open enrollment for the annual Prix Galien USA Awards to recognize outstanding achievement in improving the human condition through the development of innovative medical treatments and drug therapies. The 2012 awards ceremony will be held on October 16th in New York City. Awards will be bestowed for products in the following categories; Best Pharmaceutical Agent, Best Biotechnology Product, and Best Medical Technology. Companies seeking to enter the awards program must submit an entry by May 30th, 2012 to be eligible for consideration. Entry applications can be submitted online at

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The ceremony will also include special honors to select individuals who have served to better humanity -- entitled the ProBono Humanum Award.

About the Awards
The Prix Galien Award was created to honor medical research and pharmacology. Considered the biomedical industry's equivalent of the Nobel Prize, the Prix Galien is the highest industry honor for outstanding efforts to improve the human condition though approval of innovative treatments and medicines. Past product award recipients include; Prevnar 13® (Pfizer 2011), Stelara® (Janssen 2011), Prolia®/XGEVA® (Amgen 2011), Coartem® (Novartis 2010), RotaTeq® (Merck 2010), xTAG® (Luminex 2010), Gleevec® (Novartis 2009), Nplate® (Amgen 2009), Promacta® (GSK 2009), Cellsearch® (Veridex 2009), Isentress® (Merck 2009), Selzentry® (Pfizer 2008), Solis® (Alexion 2008), Infuse® (Wyeth 2008), Revlimid® (Celgene 2008), Januvia® (Merck 2007), Chantix® (Pfizer 2007), Humira® (Abbott 2007) and Gardisil® (Merck 2007).

The ProBono Humanum Award recognizes exemplary efforts by individuals and organizations in helping mankind. The award will be presented by Professor Elie Wiesel, a Nobel Prize Laureate. Previous winners of the award include: Professor Paul Farmer (2011), President Bill Clinton and Philippe Douste-Blazy (2010); Professors Barry Bloom and Jeffrey Sachs (2009), Sheldon Segal and the Population Council (2008); and Dr. Roy Vagelos (2007). For more information visit

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