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Day: August 4, 2018
Improvise isn’t a word parents want to hear from their kid’s doctor. Yet pediatric specialists too often have to jury-rig care because many of the medical devices needed to treat sick children were built for adults.
medical innovations that address a significant, yet unmet pediatric need as part of its device innovation competition. Five winners will be selected to receive $50,000 to help bring their device to market.
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.
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.
Worldwide, between 5 and 10 percent of women are at risk for preeclampsia during pregnancy, according to the National Institutes of Health.
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.
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,” […]
Up to six innovations to be awarded up to $50K each at the Fifth Annual Pediatric Device Innovation Symposium on Sept. 24, 2017.
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 […]