The 2008 Prix Galien USA is in the books, and Pharm Exec was in attendance at New York’s Museum of Natural History to take in all the festivities. Pfizer, Merck, Alexion, Wyeth, and Celgene were all recognized for their work in advancing science in both the biotech and pharma industries. Charlie Rose played master of ceremonies to a packed house featuring a who’s who of the science elite and a handful of Nobel Laureates.
The Prix Galien USA 2008 winners are:
Best Pharmaceutical Agent (Small Molecule)
- Selzentry (Pfizer)
- Isentress (Merck)
Best Biotechnology Agent
- Soliris (Alexion Pharmaceuticals)
- INFUSE (Wyeth)
Special Therapeutic Development
- The Celgene Corporation for Revlimid
The evening ended with a moving speech by author and Nobel Prize winner Elie Wiesel and a presentation of the Pro Bono Humanum award to Population Council scientist Sheldon Segal. For more on the Prix Galien 2008, keep a look out for the October issue of Pharmaceutical Executive Magazine.