And the most innovative biotechnology and pharma products are…

The Galien Foundation has selected Regeneron’s (Nasdaq:REGN) Inmazeb (atoltivimab, maftivimab and odesivimab-ebgn) as the best biotechnology product of 2022 and Amgen’s (Nasdaq:AMGN) Lumakras as the best pharmaceutical agent.

The organization announced the news last week as part of the Prix Galien USA 2022 awards series.

The antibody cocktail Inmazeb (atoltivimab, maftivimab and odesivimab-ebgn) became the first FDA-approved treatment for Ebola (Zaire Ebolavirus) for pediatric and adult patients in 2020.

The Tarrytown, New York–based biotechnology company Regeneron developed Inmazeb with its proprietary VelocImmune mouse technology to facilitate the immediate generation of genetically altered mice from modified embryonic stem cells. In addition, the technique enabled the company to study the drug preclinically without breeding multiple generations of mice.

“Our groundbreaking ‘rapid response’ application of our Veloci…

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And the best medical device innovation of 2022 goes to…

The Cala Health Cala Trio [Image courtesy of Cala Health]

The Galien Foundation last night honored Cala Health’s Cala Trio essential tremor treatment wearable as 2022’s best medical device innovation.

The foundation describes its Prix Galien awards as the global equivalent of the Nobel Prize for the life science industry.

The Cala Trio offers a non-invasive method to send signals to the brain to treat essential tremor rather than deep-brain stimulation. It was one of two dozen devices that were nominees in this year’s competition. (Here is Medical Design & Outsourcing‘s roundup of the full 24.)

More about Cala Health and its Cala Trio

MDO recently interviewed Cala Health co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer Kate Rosenbluth and CEO Renee Ryan about the creation of the technology. The Cala Trio has FDA clearance as an external upper limb tremor stimulator, available by…

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Abbott FreeStyle Libre named ‘best medical technology’ in last 50 years by Galien Foundation

The sensor for the next-generation FreeStyle Libre 3 CGM is the same size as two U.S. pennies stacked together. [Image courtesy of Abbott]Abbott (NYSE:ABT) announced today that the Galien Foundation picked its FreeStyle Libre continuous glucose monitor (CGM) for a major award.

The foundation named FreeStyle Libre as the best “Best Medical Technology” of the last 50 years. Other medtech receiving the designation included Edwards Lifesciences’ Sapien 3 Ultra TAVR and Roche’s Cobas HPV test.

This announcement came at the Prix Galien Golden Jubilee Awards ceremony last night in New York City. The foundation picked award winners across five categories from 250 products awarded the Prix Galien between 1970 and 2019.

According to a news release, Prix Galien is regarded as the equivalent of the Nobel Prize for biopharmaceutical and medical technology research. FreeStyle Libre received the 2019 Prix Galien USA Award for Best Medical Technolog…

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The 24 best medical device innovations of 2022

The Galien Foundation recently announced its nominees of medical device innovations for its 2022 Prix Galien USA awards.

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 Des…

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The 18 most innovative medical devices of 2021

[Images from BD, Edwards, Alcon and CVRx]The Galien Foundation today announced the nominees for most innovative medical devices for its 15th annual Prix Galien USA Awards.

The foundation nominates devices, biotechnology and pharmaceutical products for its annual Prix Galien awards to highlight products designed to improve the human condition.

“The Awards Committee is excited to introduce the nominees for the 2021 Prix Galien USA Awards. These products have been created by scientists who have dedicated their lives to discovering, developing and distributing life-saving answers for patients,” said Sue Desmond-Hellmann, chair of the Prix Galien USA and Prix Galien International Award committees and former CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

“We appreciate the opportunity to honor these researchers and their tireless efforts,” Desmond-Hellmann said in a news release.

Nominees need to be FDA-approved for the market within the last five years a…

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The 18 most innovative medical devices of 2021

[Images from BD, Edwards, Alcon and CVRx]

The Galien Foundation today announced the nominees for most innovative medical devices for its 15th annual Prix Galien USA Awards.

The foundation nominates devices, biotechnology and pharmaceutical products for its annual Prix Galien awards to highlight products designed to improve the human condition.

“The Awards Committee is excited to introduce the nominees for the 2021 Prix Galien USA Awards. These products have been created by scientists who have dedicated their lives to discovering, developing and distributing life-saving answers for patients,” said Sue Desmond-Hellmann, chair of the Prix Galien USA and Prix Galien International Award committees and former CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

“We appreciate the opportunity to honor these researchers and their tireless efforts,” Desmond-Hellmann said in a news releas…

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The most innovative pharmaceutical agents of 2020

The Galien Foundation recently announced nominees for most innovative pharmaceutical agents for its 14th Annual Prix Galien USA Awards.

The foundation bestows the Prix Galien Award annually to examples of outstanding biomedical, pharmaceutical drugs and medical technology products that are designed to improve the human condition.

“As we celebrate 50 years of the Prix Galien process, we are honored to announce this year’s Prix Galien USA nominees, which represent the determination and passion for change that serves as the driving force of life-changing innovation,” said Sue Desmond-Hellmann, chair of the Prix Galien USA and Prix Galien International Committees, in a news release.

This year, the foundation nominated 26 pharmaceutical agents that have been FDA-approved for the market within the last five years, and show major potential to affect healthcare. The winners will be announced in October this year.

“While scientific discovery and medical in…

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The 26 most innovative pharmaceutical agents of 2020

The Galien Foundation recently announced nominees for most innovative pharmaceutical agents for its 14th Annual Prix Galien USA Awards.

The foundation bestows the Prix Galien Award annually to examples of outstanding biomedical, pharmaceutical drugs and medical technology products that are designed to improve the human condition.

“As we celebrate 50 years of the Prix Galien process, we are honored to announce this year’s Prix Galien USA nominees, which represent the determination and passion for change that serves as the driving force of life-changing innovation,” said Sue Desmond-Hellmann, chair of the Prix Galien USA and Prix Galien International Committees, in a news release.

This year, the foundation nominated 26 pharmaceutical agents that have been FDA-approved for the market within the last five years, and show major potential to affect healthcare. The winners will be announced in October this year.

“While scientific discovery and medical in…

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