For the first time, the Pix Galien Russia Awards will be bestowed in a gala award ceremony in Moscow on September 25th 2013. Winners will be announced in the following categories: Best Pharmaceutical Agent; Best Biotechnology Product; Best Medical technology.
The Prix Galien recognizes the technical, scientific and clinical research skills necessary to develop innovative medicines, and is now considered the industry’s equivalent of the Nobel Prize, the highest accolade for pharmaceutical research and development. The Prix Galien awards outstanding achievements in improving the global human condition through the development of innovative therapies.
The Prix Galien will be inaugurated in Russia, in Moscow in 2013 under the auspice of an exceptional awards committee composed of eminent specialists involved in the sphere of Russian and international Pharmaceutical Research.
Worldwide, the Prix Galien is regarded as the equivalent of the Nobel Prize in Biopharmaceutical research.
The Prix Galien was created in France in 1970 by a pharmacist named Roland Mehl. Its aim was to promote significant advances in pharmaceutical research. Until the creation of the Prix Galien, this field of research had remained largely unrecognized.
A prominent jury was brought together, including clinicians, toxicologists, pharmacologists and pharmacists. Each year, the award has been an opportunity to give credit to the most important drugs introduced into the public market as well as to the achievements of the best research team in the pharmaceutical field. Since its creation, the Galien award has grown into a major event. It is seen as an influential event by all those interested in pharmaceutical research, including public authorities, scientists, pharmaceutical companies and medical press groups. For this reason, it is also considered the industry’s equivalent of the Nobel prize and the highest accolade for pharmaceutical research and development.
The importance of the Prix Galien in France has led to similar initiatives in several other countries. The first countries other then France to create their own Galien award were Belgium and Luxemburg in 1982, followed in 1984 by Germany, and in 1985 by the Netherlands. In 1988 the United Kingdom created a Galien award, followed in 1989 by Italy, in 1990 by Spain, in 1992 by Portugal, in 1993 by Canada, in 2001 by Switzerland and in 2007 by the United States, and in 2012, Poland, Israël, Greece and Singapore. In 2013 Russia !