Kolaleh Eskandanian, PhD, is the vice president and chief innovation officer of Children’s National Health System in Washington, D.C. Here, Dr. Eskandanian outlines the big cybersecurity challenges and how she expects her role as the chief innovation officer at Children’s National to evolve over the next few years.
While medical device innovation is quite active—at the university level, within incubators, and even in the R&D labs of established firms—there is a substantial lack of products being developed for younger patients. Since pediatric devices have a limited patient base due to most children being relatively healthy (of course, a positive factor), it’s not a […]
WASHINGTON, July 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children’s National Health System announces its 7th Annual Pediatric Device Innovation Symposium is slated for Sunday, Sept. 22 in Boston, Mass., featuring a $150K medical device competition focused on innovations for neonatal and NICU care. Following the theme “Pediatric Device Clinical Trials: […]
While FY2017’s approvals notably served all four pediatric age groups, the majority of pediatric devices approved over the last decade are not indicated for children under the age of 12. What’s more, a large portion of the devices indicated for FDA’s ‘adolescents’ category are only authorized for use in patients 18 or older.
The investment will fund the company’s pilot study through the activities needed to support the submission of an FDA IDE application for its pivotal trial. To date, the firm said it has raised more than $59 million in funding.
Winning devices in pitch competition on track to advance pediatric surgical options in orthopedics and spine WASHINGTON (Children’s National) May 01, 2019 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 […]
Finalists to deliver live presentations during April 30 competition at University of Maryland, College Park. NCC-PDI 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. WASHINGTON (PRWEB) April 22, 2019 The National Capital Consortium for […]
Developing medical devices in general is costly, but there is funding available for companies that are willing to create products specifically for pediatrics.
Winners receive up to $50,000, plus an opportunity to participate in a one-of-a-kind pediatric accelerator program 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 […]
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 […]