Call for Application

Under the aegis of the Galien Foundation, Galien Africa is launching a call for applications for the “Prix Galien Africa” which rewards excellence and innovation. It is awarded for products, services and initiatives that are highly convincing or promising in the field of innovative discoveries and therapies for the benefit of humanity.


It aims to reward researchers, institutions and pharmaceutical industries from the public or private sector that have successfully developed initiatives, services, pharmaceutical, biotechnological, phytotherapy, diagnostic products and medical devices recently introduced on the African market. The “Prix Galien Africa” rewards pharmaceutical and phytotherapy sciences that improve the human condition, mainly on the basis of two criteria:

  • Innovation and/or discovery
  • Impact on the African continent.

In applying for one of the prizes below, the applicant agrees with the provisions of the “Prix Galien Africa” Charter, which is available and can be downloaded from the website:


The prize categories to be awarded are:

The best pharmaceutical product,

  • the best traditherapy product,
  • the best biotechnology product,
  • the best medical technology (medical device, diagnosis).


Profile required of applications

The “Prix Galien Africa” is open to researchers, institutions and pharmaceutical industries from the public or private sector, having developed pharmaceutical, biotechnological, phytotherapy, diagnostic products and medical devices, marketed in the African countries and having obtained the marketing authorization (MA), delivered by at least one African pharmaceutical regulatory authority.

Pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, phytotherapy, diagnostics and medical devices must be based on innovative science, developed through synthetic chemistry or molecular biology or made naturally with plants according to specific criteria, specifications, tested in controlled clinical trials and marketed by ethical pharmaceutical companies.

The MA should not be older than five years on 31 December of the year of the competition.


Attachments to the application form :

  • Letter of application
  • CV and legalized copy of diplomas for individual applications
  • Full description of the institution for institutional applications
  • Full description of the product or device and its impact on the African continent (maximum three pages)
  • Marketing authorization for the product or device



Opening date for applications: Wednesday March 31, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. (GMT)

Closing date: Saturday July 31, 2021 at 23:59 p.m. (GMT)


Application procedures

Applications can only be submitted electronically using the form available at the following web address:

Any questions can be sent by e-mail to the following address:


Professeur Awa Marie COLL SECK
Minister of State to the President of the Republic of Senegal,
President of the Scientific Committee of the Galien Forum Africa