The Galien Foundation recently announced nominees for most innovative medical devices for its 13th Annual Prix Galien USA Awards.
The foundation awards the Prix Galien Award annually to examples of outstanding biomedical and technology product achievements that are designed to improve human condition.
Nominees 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 22 nominees for “Best Pharmaceutical Product,” 17 nominees for “Best Biotechnology Product” and 17 nominees for “Best Medical Technology.”
The best medical technology devices range from an artificial iris to a smartphone app to treat opioid use disorder. Here are the 17 most innovative medical devices of 2019, according to the Galien Foundation.