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The National Capital Consortium for Pediatric Device Innovation (NCC-PDI) announces six awardees chosen in its annual “Make Your Medical Device Pitch for Kids!” competition to share in $250,000 in grants funded by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to support the advancement of pediatric medical devices.
“For far too long, pediatric specialists have been manipulating adult medical devices to create solutions for children’s bodies because it’s the only available option,” said Kurt Newman, M.D.
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“One of the silver linings, if there are any in this pandemic, was that it really created a necessity for all of us to come up with novel ideas,”
“Because of the high quality of submissions and the critical need for pandemic-related pediatric medical devices, we are excited to recognize and award eight innovations from this event’s highly competitive field,”
TGV-Dx presents “Use of the AtbFinder for formulation of individualized antibiotic regimens in children with COVID-19 and secondary bacterial pneumonia.”
The competition is led by NCC-PDI co-founders the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation
“As COVID-19 continues to threaten the health of families and children across the nation, we must continue to seek new and better ways to deliver quality care during a pandemic
In addition to its annual “Make Your Medical Device Pitch for Kids!” competition, which focuses on innovation in the pediatric space, this year the National Capital Consortium for Pediatric Device Innovation (NCC-PDI)