A global brand.
With global recognition.

Prix Galien is regarded as the highest accolade for biomedical research and development – it’s genuinely considered to be the industry’s equivalent of a Nobel Prize. Its importance has been recognised by prominent figures on the global stage.



Prix Galien: made in France.
Shared across the world.

The Prix Galien Awards were founded in France in 1970 –   named after the Roman philosopher Claudius Galenus, the ‘father of modern pharmacology’. They celebrate the endeavours of scientists, researchers and industry to develop innovations that advance the treatment of human disease.

A different league.
For a league of nations.

The awards are held in 15 countries; Belgium/Luxemburg, Canada, China, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, UK and USA. The UK awards are now held biennially – that’s every two years – at the Houses of Parliament, London.

Iconic location, iconic brands. Here’s our history.

The UK Prix Galien Hall of Fame is home to the chosen few. Since its inception in 1990, just 36 products have won a coveted UK Prix Galien medal. The list of winners includes some of the industry’s most iconic brands.

UK Prix Galien Winners

The industrial evolution.

A nation of innovation.

The awards, like the life sciences industries, continue to evolve. The Orphan Product category was introduced in 2006, whilst in 2016 UK Prix Galien became the first awards in the world to recognise excellence in Real World Evidence. In 2018, a new category for Medical Technology is being introduced. UK Prix Galien: a celebration of innovation.