SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - June 11, 2014) - Medivation, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDVN) announced today that Founder, President and CEO David Hung, M.D. has received an EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2014 Award in the Life Sciences category in Northern California. The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Dr. Hung was selected by a panel of independent judges and honored at a special gala event on June 10 at the Fairmont San Jose.
"Our unrelenting focus on outstanding science, elegant clinical research, and accelerated development and commercialization has allowed Medivation to break important new ground in prostate cancer and continue to advance our development programs in other serious diseases," said Dr. Hung. "I gratefully accept this award on behalf of the entire Medivation team and dedicate it to the thousands of courageous men with prostate cancer who have participated in our clinical trials to help make a novel life-extending therapy available."
Now in its 28th year, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 150 cities in more than 60 countries throughout the world.
As a Northern California award winner, Dr. Hung is now eligible for consideration for the National Entrepreneur Of The Year 2014 Award. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the National Entrepreneur Of The Year Overall Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 15, 2014. The awards are the culminating event of the EY Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation's most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.
Medivation, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the rapid development of novel therapies to treat serious diseases for which there are limited treatment options. Medivation aims to transform the treatment of these diseases and offer hope to critically ill patients and their families. For more information, visit www.medivation.com.
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