WASHINGTON, Feb. 26, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The National Capital Consortium for Pediatric Device Innovation (NCC-PDI) is now accepting applications for its “Make Your Medical Device Pitch for Kids!” competition.
The competition is focused on pediatric devices developed for use in the orthopedic and spine sector, an area of critical need which lacks innovation. Winning companies receive awards up to $50,000 and are invited to participate in the newly created NCC-PDI “Pediatric Device Innovator Accelerator Program” led by MedTech Innovator.
The NCC-PDI is now in its sixth year of operation and is led by the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children’s National Health System and the A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland. The consortium recently added the new accelerators BioHealth Innovation. MedTech Innovator and Smithwise as its design firm partner. NCC-PDI’s goal is to advance the development of pediatric medical devices and, through the newly created accelerator program, help participating innovators bring their device to market. These innovators will receive mentorship and become connected to NCC-PDI’s network of experts, consisting of Medtech executives, investors, specialty pediatricians and FDA regulatory and business consultants .