The nominees for the best medical technology of 2018 were recently announced for the 12th Annual Prix Galien USA Awards.
The host of the awards, The Galien Foundation, awards the Prix Galien Award annually to examples of outstanding biomedical and technology product achievements that are designed to improve human condition.
Before the candidates can qualify for the award, their products need to be FDA approved for market within the last five years. They also have to show major potential to impact healthcare. The winners will be announced in October this year.
This year, the foundation selected 20 nominees for “Best Pharmaceutical Product,” 13 nominees for “Best Biotechnology Product” and 10 nominees for “Best Medical Technology.”
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