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The Galien Foundation Announces New "Best Medical Technology" Award Category for 2012 Prix Galien USA Awards Program
Date:5/30/2012

NEW YORK, May 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Galien Foundation announced today a new award category for the Prix Galien USA Awards, honoring innovation in biopharmaceuticals and medical technologies: "Best Medical Technology."  The annual Prix Galien USA Awards recognizes 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 at The American Museum of Natural History.  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 for Best Medical Technology must submit an entry by June 30th, 2012 to be eligible for consideration. Entry applications can be submitted online at http://candidates.prix-galien-usa.com

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"Bringing together the latest advances in therapeutics and engineering, medical devices have the power to improve, enhance and extend life," said Bruno Cohen, Galien Foundation Chairman.  "To honor and recognize their critical impact on healthcare and outcomes, the Galien Foundation created a separate Best Medical Technology award category, and we look forward to celebrating the technological achievements of this impressive category."

"From medical stents to artificial limbs to mechanisms that power the heart, medical device technologies are changing the way we live and our expectations about life and health," said Stephen J. Ubl, President and CEO, Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed).  "As the trade association representing manufacturers of medical devices and diagnos
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