WEST CHESTER, PA — Centinel Spine®, LLC announced the 2023 nomination of prodisc for the Prix Galien Award in the ‘Best Medical Technology’ category. The Galien Foundation is widely regarded as the premier global institution dedicated to honoring innovators in life sciences, and the Prix Galien Award carries significant prestige. The award will be selected by a distinguished panel of judges and announced during the Prix Galien UK Awards Ceremony on May 11, 2023, at the Natural History Museum in London.
Dr. Thierry Marnay, inventor of the prodisc technology, responded to the nomination by noting that “prodisc has helped revolutionize how surgeons around the world treat their patients with symptomatic degenerative disc disease.” He continued, “I am thankful for the opportunity to be a part of this transformation and the development of this new treatment pathway for so many people with back and neck pain.” Marnay implanted the first French patients in the 1990s and supported the initial education and expansion of commercialization of prodisc with Spine Solutions in the 2000s. prodisc continues to be the only disc replacement technology in the U.S. with both cervical and lumbar options available.
“Millions of people around the world suffer persistent pain and disability due to degenerative disc disease. prodisc has a long and proven history of improving the quality of life for hundreds of thousands of individuals across the world. The Galien Award nomination for ‘Best Medical Technology’ recognizes the advancements in patient care and welfare made through the prodisc total disc replacement technology,” said Centinel Spine CEO Steve Murray.
The Galien Foundation fosters, recognizes, and rewards excellence in scientific innovation that improves the state of human health. According to Dr. Sue Desmond-Hellman, Chair of the Prix Galien USA and Prix Galien International Award Committees and former CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, “The Prix Galien Awards exist to celebrate and recognize the immense efforts and achievements of its participants.”
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