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Five finalists announced in Alliance for Pediatric Device Innovation’s “Make Your Medical Device Pitch For Kids!”™ competition in collaboration with MedTech Color

WASHINGTON (January 8, 2023) – Alliance for Pediatric Device Innovation (APDI), the federally funded consortium led by Children’s National Hospital, announces the finalists of its special MedTech Color edition of “Make Your Medical Device Pitch for Kids!”™ competition. This edition supports pediatric medical device advancements from African American and Hispanic innovators.

The competition aims to advance devices that meet critical patient needs while promoting a more inclusive approach to medical technology innovation. The finalists will compete for a share of up to $50,000 in grants funded by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that will support innovators’ efforts to bring their devices to the commercial market for the benefit of children everywhere

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FDA awards nearly $7.5 million to pediatric device consortium led by Children’s National Hospital

WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 19, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — To foster the development and commercialization of medical devices designed for children, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has awarded a nearly $7.5 million grant to the Alliance for Pediatric Device Innovation (APDI), a consortium led by Children’s National Hospital.

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FDA awards nearly $7.5 million to pediatric device consortium led by Children’s National Hospital

WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 19, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — To foster the development and commercialization of medical devices designed for children, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has awarded a nearly $7.5 million grant to the Alliance for Pediatric Device Innovation (APDI), a consortium led by Children’s National Hospital. The nonprofit group, which is one of five in the FDA’s Pediatric Device Consortia (PDC) program, will utilize the five-year grant to provide a platform of services, expertise and funding that supports pediatric innovators in bringing medical devices to the market that specifically address the needs of children. New in this cycle, APDI will provide expertise on evidence generation, including the use of real-world evidence (RWE), for pediatric device development.

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Make Your Medical Device Pitch for Kids! ™ – Joint NCC-PDI + CTIP Edition

Under this solicitation, two FDA-funded Pediatric Device Consortia grant programs, CTIP and NCC-PDI, have come together to maximize their resources to select and support a new cohort of device innovators to receive grant funding and wraparound services by the two consortia. We are seeking proposals from inventors from all sectors – including the business community and academic medical centers – who are proposing a medical device solution to address a significant unmet need in the pediatric population.

Proposals should be directed towards the development of a commercializable product, and not research of a scientific concept. Issues such as prototyping, manufacturing, marketing, and regulatory clearance will be paramount and should be addressed explicitly.

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IllumiCare App Recommends Trials as Therapeutic Option, New Data Capture Interface Increases Real-World Patient Compliance, More

December 27, 2022 | A 16-gene molecular signature investigation based on gene expression differences between patients with and without local recurrence after breast-conserving surgery; analytically sensitive infectious disease panels to support laboratory research; eClinical solutions to make clinical

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National Capital Consortium for Pediatric Device InnovationRequest for Proposals

Funded by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the National Capital Consortium for Pediatric Device Innovation (NCC-PDI) solicits proposals from medical device companies with FDA-cleared or approved medical devices that may address an unmet need in the pediatric population, and therefore seeking pediatric market clearance in the US. If chosen, the partnering team will provide technical expertise where needed and include (1) access to mentors, (2) design study protocol implementing RWE methodologies, (3) facilitate IRB submission, (4) facilitate study implementation, (5) furnish cloud services and data science support, and (6) provide regulatory, reimbursement, and supply chain consultation. The partnering team will facilitate meetings with the device sponsors and FDA.

The pediatric population (neonates, infants, children, and adolescents) includes patients who are 21 years of age or younger at the time of diagnosis or treatment.

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