The National Capital Consortium for Pediatric Device Innovation Competition held on April 30, 2019 focused on orthopedic and spine pediatric devices, an area of critical need which lacks innovation. While advancements have been made in some pediatric specialty areas with respect to device innovation, there is still a significant need for novel devices in the orthopedic and spine sector. With only 3,000 – 4,000 pediatric orthopedic surgery cases reported annually, many medical device manufacturers avoid investing in research and development in this sector because the market size is too small. True to its mission, NCC-PDI collaborators recognize that children undergoing orthopedic and spine procedures deserve implants and devices that fit their growing bodies and provide the best possible quality of life.
Pediatric Device Innovation Symposium
On September 22, 2019, one day before The MedTech Conference powered by AdvaMed, join stakeholders from the industry, government, academia and patient groups for the nation’s leading pediatric innovation symposium where we will focus on unique challenges and opportunities related to pediatric device trials. Now in its seventh year, the one-day symposium, hosted by Children’s National Health System, brings together key leaders in the device space to stimulate pediatric device innovation and bring solutions to market faster for the benefit of children everywhere. Another highlight is the 'Make Your Medical Device Pitch for Kids' competition.
JLABS @ Washington, DC
In honor of the new JLABS @ Washington, DC – a 32,000 square foot facility located on the new Children’s National Research and Innovation Campus from Johnson & Johnson Innovation, LLC in partnership with Children’s National Health System (“Children’s National”) - Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JLABS announces the JLABS @ Washington, DC Children’s QuickFire Challenge. Visionaries within the fields of pediatric oncology, pediatric surgery and influenza are invited to submit innovative ideas for a total of up to $150,000 in total grant funding; one year of residency at JLABS @ Washington, DC with the use of a bench, workstation, and access to the JLABS @ Washington, DC community; and mentorship from experts at the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies.