Day: August 4, 2018

Page: Orthopedic surgeon creates world’s first internal bone-lengthening device for young children

An orthopedic surgeon is creating the world’s first implantation device that can lengthen the bones of young children internally. The inventor, a physician at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso), expects the device will lead to fewer infections and less pain, making the bone-lengthening process more bearable for children.

Page: 3-D-bioprinted placenta could lead to new treatments for preeclampsia

Preeclampsia is a pregnancy complication involving the placenta that can be serious — even fatal — for the mother or fetus. The only effective treatment option is premature delivery. Now for the first time, scientists have bioprinted a 3-D model of placenta tissue that mimics the organ’s complex structure.

Page: Medtech Innovators to Showcase Devices at 4th Annual Pediatric Surgical Innovation Symposium in Washington, DC

Medtech innovators from across the country will showcase their pediatric medical devices to an audience of investors, children’s hospital executives, medical device companies and policy makers in Washington, DC on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016 at the fourth annual Pediatric Surgical Innovation Symposium hosted by the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children’s National Health System.

Page: Alexandria Teen Develops Smartphone App to Screen for Concussion

It’s a risk athletes take every time they hit the field: concussion. Maegan Sady, a pediatric neuropsychologist at Children’s National Health System in Northwest, estimates millions of concussions occur every year. “The rates have been going up over the past decade and past few years in part, we think, because kids are bigger, faster, stronger,” […]

Page: Scoliosis Brace Awarded $50,000 from FDA-Sponsored Competition

Get ready, because a new pediatric medical device may hit the market. Judges of the National Capital Consortium for Pediatric Device Innovation competition judged 12 finalists at the Fifth Annual Pediatric Device Innovation Symposium. A total of 98 applications were submitted from across the U.S., and finalists had five minutes to pitch their devices. Half […]