There are 24 medical technologies nominated for the annual award this year, up from 18 nominees in 2021.
The Galien Foundation’s annual Prix Galien awards highlight devices, biotechnology and pharmaceutical products designed to improve the human condition.
Nominees need to be FDA-approved for the market within the last five years and show major potential to affect healthcare. The winners will be announced in October at the Prix Galien USA Awards in New York City.
This year, the foundation nominated 24 medical device innovations, 22 biotechnology products and 33 pharmaceutical agents. The devices range from an intraocular lens to a bariatric stapler.
“Every year, evaluating and recognizing the amazing submissions that come through for the Prix Galien Awards is one of the greatest honors,” said Dr. Sue Desmond-Hellmann, chair of the Prix Galien USA and Prix Galien International award committees. “The commitment and dedication of the innovators who develop these products never cease to amaze the awards committee, and we are excited to announce the 2022 nominations.”
Here are the 24 best medical device innovations of 2022, according to the Galien Foundation.