In September 2013, the Sheik Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation (SZI) at the Children’s National Health System and the University of Maryland A. James Clark School of Engineering received a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) P50 grant to form the National Capital Consortium for Pediatric Device Innovation (NCC-PDI).
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A total of $150K was awarded to six pediatric cardiovascular innovations during the medical device pitch competition at the 6th Annual Pediatric Device Innovation Symposium hosted by Children's National Health System.
A bandage-sized heart monitor, an extracorporeal blood pump that mimics the human heart, and a heart valve that can grow with a child were among the six winners of a contest in Philadelphia for innovative pediatric cardiovascular devices. The Pediatric Device Innovation Symposium organized by the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children's National Health System.
6th Annual Pediatric Device Innovation Symposium Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children's National Health System Calling all pediatric cardiovascular devices
The National Capital Consortium for Pediatric Device Innovation (NCC-PDI) has launched its new website (https://innovate4kids.org). Focused on its core mission to provide expert advice, support services, and fund management of pediatric device innovation, the site highlights current projects, media coverage of pediatric innovation related news, and provides prospective innovators a gateway through which to learn more about developing their ideas.
Recent media coverage highlighted the announcement of the winners of this year's device innovation competition:
- TMC News, Sept. 28, 2018: Technologies connected to TMC institutions advance through awards and grants
- Today's Medical Development, Sept. 26, 2018: 6 pediatric medical device innovators awarded total of $150K
- Biohealth Innovation, Sept. 24, 2018: Six pediatric device innovators awarded total of $150K at Children’s National 6th Annual Pediatric Device Symposium
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