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Prix Galien USA to Launch a Health Care Dialogue Among World-Leading Innovators in Science, Economics and Biotech
Date:9/22/2009

Panelists to Explore the Role of Innovation in Global Public Health

NEW YORK, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The committee for the Prix Galien USA, the equivalent to the Nobel Prize for pharmaceutical research and development, will host an unprecedented discussion of how innovative science and clinical research can improve health care across the U.S. and around the world.

The event will feature Walter Gilbert, M.D., founder of Biogen and a member of the Prix Galien USA committee; Leonard Bell, M.D., president and CEO of Alexion Pharmaceuticals; a patient living with the ultra-rare disease paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH); as well as the recipients of the 2009 Prix Galien Pro Bono Humanum Award, Barry Bloom, Ph.D., and Jeffrey Sachs, Ph.D. The event will be held at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City on September 30 at 2:30 p.m., preceding the 2009 Prix Galien USA gala awards ceremony.

Moderated by Prix Galien USA Committee Chair Gerald Weissmann, M.D., the discussion will examine the full spectrum of health and disease -- from the world's major pandemics to ultra-rare diseases -- and the role innovation plays in improving health care. Panelists will analyze the applications of basic biomedical science and economics that have been used to address the world's biggest problems and have the potential to improve human health and wellness.

WHEN: Wednesday, September 30, 2009, 2:30 p.m.

WHERE: The Portrait Room

American Museum of Natural History

Central Park West at 79th Street, New York

Enter through the Carriage Portico, under the main stairs

Contact Rachael Siefert at rsiefert@vancomm.com to RSVP for the event.

WHO: Dr. Gerald Weissmann, chair of the Prix Galien USA committee, will moderate the press event to feature:

  • Dr. Barry Bloom, Joan L. and Julius H. Jacobson Professor of Public Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 2009 Pro Bono Humanum Recipient
  • Dr. Jeffrey Sachs, director of the Earth Institute, Columbia University, 2009 Pro Bono Humanum Recipient
  • Dr. Walter Gilbert, Nobel Laureate and Prix Galien USA committee member
  • Dr. Leonard Bell, president and CEO of Alexion Pharmaceuticals, will address the critical need for ongoing medical innovation and access to therapies for patients with rare disorders and will be joined by a patient who will share their perspective on living with a rare disease.

The Prix Galien USA Award (www.prix-galien-usa.com) recognizes the technical, scientific and clinical research skills necessary to develop innovative medicines that improve the human condition, and is considered the industry's highest accolade for pharmaceutical research and development. The 11-member award committee includes seven Nobel Laureates, founders of major biotech companies and editors of world-renowned biology journal.

    CONTACT:
    Brandi Horton
    202-331-4323
    bhorton@vancomm.com


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