Selected quotes

Belgium

“ Prix Galien is an excellent opportunity to highlight once again the importance of research and development in the pharmaceutical world ”

(Maggie De BLOCK, Belgium Healthcare Minister – 2015)

“ There is no industry where theorical knowledge and practical application are so interwined that the pPharmaceutical industry. The Prix Galien awards these two concepts. ”

(Yves LETERME, Prime Minister, Belgium – 2011)

“ The Galien award is the only event which gives credit to medical research and to innovative pharmaceutical industry. ”

(Rudy DEMOTTE, minister of public health – 2004)

“ The Galien award shows that knowledge and scientifc creativity supported by progress brought by advanced technology can meet the most concrete human hopes. ”

(Jacques SANTKIN, minister of public health – 1993)

“ The Galien award allows to stimulate fundamental research by medical doctors and for medical doctors. ”

(Wilfried MARTENS, Prime minister – 1989)

Canada

“ I am convinced that the Galien award is a remarkable distinction which enables to crown significant efforts in the field of pharmaceutical research and plays an important role for our health. ”

(Lucien BOUCHARD, Prime Minister of Québec, Canada, Prime ministre of Québec, Canada – 1997)

“ The Prix Galien is a prestigious award which is a wonderful opportunity to give credit to our researchers and to encourage our industry. ”

(Jean CHRETIEN, Prime Minister, Canada – 1994)

France

“ The Pharmaceutical industry is a privileged partner and ally of the state in an attempt to re-enter the country in the path of development. ”

(Spyros EFSTATHOPOULOS, Secretary of Industry, Greece – 2013)

“ Prix Galien recognizes the excellence of the pharmaceutical industry ”

(Gérard COLLOMB, Senator and Mayor of Lyon – 2012)

“ This is an important moment for the Pharmaceutical Industry with personalities overriding the global community. ”

(Lula da SILVA, Past President of Brasil – 2012)

Germany

“ I appreciate the work of researchers awarded the Prix Galien that create the foundation and reputation of the Therapeutic Research ”

(Annette SCHAVAN, Minister of Research, Germany – 2011)

“ The Galien award reward genuine innovative therapeutic molecules. Its laureates know that their work is useful for public health. ”

(Sabine BERGMANN-POHL, secretary of State, public health – 1994)

“ It is not possible to take up any challenge in the public health area without reseach. The Galien award is one of the drivers of such research. ”

(Pr Georg FÜLGRAFF, director general of public health – 1991)

Italy

“ The prix Galien: a prestigious testimony and ackowmedgment of the vitality of our pharmaceutical research. ”

(Pr Rodolfo PAOLETTI, director of the institute of pharmaceutical sciences – 1993)

“ The prix Galien: a fair contribution to innovation in the field of research. ”

(Giulio POGGIOLINI, director general, Pharmacy – 1991)

Netherlands

“ ...The Prix Galien: excellence for pharmaceutical research... ”

(Hans HOOGEVORST, ministre of public health – 2003)

“ A jury of independant experts selects the most innovative and significant thérapeutic agent discovered each year to receive the prix Galien. ”

(Claudius TEJGELER, president of the Dutch society of pharmacy – 1997)

“ The prix Galien is the highest distinction which can be awarded to a therapeutic innovation. ”

(Pedro TETTEROO, president of Centocor – 1995)

Portugal

“ The prix Galien is an important contribution to pharmaceutical research. ”

(Luis Felipe PEREIRA, minister of public health – 2003)

“ The Prix Galien is considered as the Nobel prize of pharmaceutical research. It testifies to its recipients the excellence and quality of the rewarded drug. ”

(Mario BARROSO, minister of public health – 1996)

“ The prix Galien is the highest distinction which may honour a pharmaceutical product. ”

(Machado MACEDO, president of the Council of the Order of medical doctors – 1995)

Russia

“ I hope the Prix Galien will be an additional incentive for the promotion of innovation in our country. ”

(Sergey TSYB, Vice Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation – 2013)

“ The Russian Federation pays great importance to the development of pharmaceutical and biomedical science. ”

(Veronika SKVORTSOVA, Minister of Health of the Russian Federation – 2013)

“ The establishment of this prestigious award in our country is an important milestone for the development of Medical science and practice. ”

(Sergey SOBYANIN, Mayor of Moscow – 2013)

Spain

“ All those involved in the Prix Galien give a strong impetus to innovation, in recognition of our researchers, the value of their work to promote better quality of life for Humans. ”

(Alfonso MORENO, President of the National Council of Sciences of Health, Spain – 2011)

“ The Galien Award can be considered as … a Nobel Prize for pharmaceutical research. ”

(Ana PASTOR, Minister of Public Health, Spain, ministre of public health – 2002)

“ My government can only approve all the opportunities, such as the prix Galien, which help foster the level of the pharmaceutical research. ”

(Celia VILLA LOBOS, ministre of public health – 2001)

“ To support and develop pharmaceutical research: these are the prix Galien’s goals. ”

(Regina SEVILLA, director general, Pharmacy – 1992)

Switzerland

“ When olympism rimes with Galenism: there is a gold medal which can be won on account of outperformance: it is the prix Galien, this academy award of pharmaceutical research. ”

(Walter SUTER, State Councilor, Director of Public Economy, Switzerland – 2004)

“ Over thirty years, the prix Galien is the most prestigious distinction awarded to an innovative drug. ”

(Erich WERNER, director of « la Tribune médicale » – 2001)

United-Kingdom

“ Prix Galien show that pharmaceutical innovation is aligned with many of the priority needs identified in the NHS Outcomes Framework ”

(Kevin BARRON, Former Shadow Minister of Heath, United Kingdom – 2012)

“ It is a pleasure to be given the chance to participate in what is always a fascinating occasion and to see at first hand the volume of innovation and new medicines that have been coming through ”

(Andrew LANSLEY, Secretary of State for Health, United Kingdom – 2010)

“ The prix Galien, the equivalent of a Nobel prize for pharmaceutical industry, acknowledges a remarkable innovation in drug development ”

(Gerald MALONE, Minister of Public Health, United Kingdom, Minister of Public Health – 1997)

“ I am glad to congratulate all those that promote the Prix Galien and pharmaceutical research: they play a key role in the fight against diseases across the world. ”

(John MAJOR, Prime Minister, United-Kingdom – 1996)

United-States

“ I thank the Prix Galien for recognizeing that a healthier world is a safer world and a more just world ”

(Ban KI MOON, Secretary General, ONU – 2012)

“ “The Prix Galien is a very special award that honors the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries for landmark achievements in the development of Pharmaceuticals.” ”

(Bengt SAMUELSSON, Nobel Laureate, Chairman of the Nobel Foundation – 2012)

“ Thank you for being here, for your great labors and for the success ”

(Bill CLINTON, Past President of the United States – 2010)

“ The Prix Galien is a welcome initiative to stimulate creative research and promote excellence ”

(Barack OBAMA, President of the United States – 2008)

“ The prestigious prix Galien has honoured leaders whose groundbreaking in work in the pharmaceutical and biomedical sectors have improved the health and quality of life for countless men and women around the globe ”

(Michael R. BLOOMBERG, Mayor of New-York – 2007)

“ Thanks to their gifts to society and their determination to alleviate and cure its woes, scientists deserve to ranked among ther true friends of human race ”

(Elie WIESEL, Nobel Laureate – 2007)

“ I want to express my gratitude to Prix Galien ”

(Jimmy CARTER, Past President of United States – 2007)

“ The Prix Galien will achieve the goal of bringing appropriate recognition to numerous scientists and clinicians in pharmaceutical industry who have contributed enormously to the battle against human diseases ”

(Paul GREENGARD, Nobel Laureate – 2007)

Ministers present

Ministers present at Galien's ceremonies

2014 : S.E.M. Michel ROGER, Ministre d'Etat de la Principauté de Monaco
2014 : S.E.M. Hadelin de la Tour du Pin, ambassadeur de France
2013 : Marisol Touraine (14)
2012 : Gérard Collomb (13)
2011 : Valérie Pécresse
2011 : Nora Berra
2010 : Valérie Pécresse (12)
2010 : Roselyne Bachelot (12)
2009 : Valérie Pécresse
2009 : Catherine Lefranc (11)
2008 : Roselyne Bachelot
2008 : Valérie Pecresse
2007 : Valérie Pecresse
2007 : Roselyne Bachelot
2006 : Xavier Bertrand
2006 : Roger Genet (10)
2005 : Michèle Alliot-Marie
2005 : Philippe Douste-Blazy
2005 : Jacques Serris (9)
2004 : Philippe Douste-Blazy
2004 : Xavier Sahut d'Isarn (9)
2003 : Claudie Haigneré
2003 : Philippe Thibault (8)
2002 : Bernard Kouchner
2002 : Roger-Gérard Schwartzenberg
2001 : Roger-Gérard Schwartzenberg
2001 : Félix Reyes (7)
2000 : Dominique Gillot
2000 : Jean-Alexis Grimaud (6)
1999 : Bernard Kouchner
1999 : Pascal Colombani (5)
1998 : Bernard Kouchner
1998 : Edith Cresson
1997 : Bernard Kouchner
1997 : Jean Rey (5)
1996 : Hervé Gaymard
1996 : François d'Aubert
1995 : Elisabeth Hubert
1995 : Elisabeth Dufourcq
1994 : Philippe Douste-Blazy
1994 : François Fillon
1993 : Philippe Douste-Blazy
1992 : Bernard Kouchner
1991 : Bruno Durieux
1990 : Pierre Joly (4)
1989 : Claude Evin
1989 : Hubert Curien
1988 : Alain Madelin
1988 : Jacques Valade
1987 : Michèle Barzach
1987 : Adrien Zeller
1986 : Michèle Barzach
1986 : Alain Devaquet
1985 : Hubert Curien
1985 : Georgina Dufoix
1984 : Pierre Bérégovoy
1983 : Edmond Hervé
1982 : Jean-Pierre Chevènement
1981 : Alice Saunier-Séité
1980 : Henry Berger (3)
1979 : Pierre Aigrain
1978 : Pierre Aigrain
1977 : Jean Weber (2)
1976 : Simone Veil
1975 : Henri Nargeolet (2)
1974 : Michel d'Ornano
1973 : Michel Poniatowski
1972 : Jean Foyer
1971 : Henri Nargeolet (1)
1970 : Robert Boulin

Ministers represented :

  • (1) Représentant Robert Boulin
  • (2) Représentant Simone Veil
  • (3) Représentant Jacques Chaban-Delmas
  • (4) Représentant Claude Evin
  • (5) Représentant Claude Allègre
  • (6) Représentant Roger-Gérard Schwartzenberg
  • (7) Représentant Bernard Kouchner
  • (8) Représentant Jean-François Mattéi
  • (9) Représentant François d'Aubert
  • (10) Représentant François Goulard
  • (11) Représentant Roselyne Bachelot-Narquin
  • (12) Intervention vidéo
  • (13) Représentant Marisol Touraine
  • (14) Intervention vidéo
  • (15) Représentant Marisol Touraine

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