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Critical need for electrophysiology devices to treat pediatric heart patients

Congenital heart disease (CHD) affects six out of 1,000 babies born in the U.S. each year and is often complicated by arrhythmias, a condition where the heart beats too rapidly, too slowly or irregularly due to a misfiring of the body’s electrical impulses. While the last decade brought great advances in technologies that improve the care of adult arrhythmias, pediatric patients have been left behind, with only five devices approved for use in children in the same period. As a result, pediatric specialists are often using off-label or improvised devices to treat pediatric arrhythmias, including the smallest newborns.

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Prestigious national pediatric medical device competition announces six winners to share in $250K NCC-PDI grant funding

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.

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Contest Opens to Stimulate Pediatric Device Innovations

Competition for startups aims to increase the pace of development and commercialization of critically needed pediatric medical devices.

In the world of innovation, devices used for pediatric medical care, particularly the very young, are lagging behind those created for adult purposes. A contest is now open, inviting innovators to do something about it.

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“Make Your Medical Device Pitch for Kids” Competition

Applications are now open for the National Capital Consortium for Pediatric Device Innovation annual “Make Your Medical Device Pitch for Kids!” Competition. Pediatric companies developing solutions in the following three categories are encouraged to apply: Cardiovascular, Orthopedics/Spine, and NICU. During the first round, companies will be invited to pitch in-person to a panel of expert judges on March 23, 2020 at the University of Maryland.

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Six NICU Device Innovators Share $150K in Awards at 7th Annual Pediatric Device Innovation Symposium

WASHINGTON, Sept. 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Children’s National Hospital and the National Capital Consortium for Pediatric Device Innovation (NCC-PDI) announce the six winners of the $150,000 “Make Your Medical Device Pitch for Kids!” competition, each receiving a $25,000 award and the opportunity to participate in NCC-PDI’s

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Children’s National and NCC-PDI Announce $150K NICU Medical Device Competition Finalists and Symposium Keynote Speakers

WASHINGTON, Sept. 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Organizers of the $150K “Make Your Medical Device Pitch for Kids!” competition today announced the 12 finalists who are advancing to the live pitch component of the competition scheduled for Sept. 22 during the 7th Annual Pediatric Device Innovation Symposium hosted by Children’s National Health System.

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Five winners to receive share of $250K NCC-PDI grant funding and access to unique pediatric device accelerator program

The National Capital Consortium for Pediatric Device Innovation (NCC-PDI) announced five winners of its “Make Your Medical Device Pitch for Kids!” competition who will each receive $50,000 in grant funding and access to the consortium’s first-of-its-kind “Pediatric Device Innovator Accelerator Program” led by MedTech Innovator.

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