The National Capital Consortium for Pediatric Device Innovation (NCC-PDI) serves as a critical device development resource by providing expert advice, support services, and fund management of pediatric device innovation. Our long-term objective is to improve pediatric health care by increasing the number of effective pediatric medical devices and contribute to the national effort to address the unmet need for pediatric medical devices.
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Anticipated Regulatory Path
AventaMed’s V-tube device consolidates required surgical instruments into one ergonomic, hand held device, with a proprietary tube pre-loaded at its tip, allowing an ENT surgeon to place the tube in seconds. The surgeon places the device into the child’s ear, pierces the ear drum and pushes the blue button to deploy the tube. The entire […]
Pediatric patients have been as poorly served by inadequate prosthetic sockets as adults. LIM Innovations adult above-knee prosthetic socket is new in terms of structure, use of thermoplastic- fiber composite materials, custom-fit, and adjustability. It delivers a highly individualized fit via a mass customization approach. It is intended to leverage lessons learned in design, engineering, […]
The Pediatric Vision Scanner (PVS) is the solution to amblyopia and strabismus detection. The PVS device is a handheld device that scans both eyes of a child in under 3 seconds and can be operated by a non-clinician with no requisite skills. The technology capitalizes on a polarization phenomenon that is unique to the eye […]
The airflow perturbation device (APD) is a medical instrument developed for noninvasive measurement of respiratory resistance. This device can be very useful for measurements on small children, unconscious or uncooperative patients, and animals. The APD offers a number of potential advantages for the frequent checks ups on lung function in patients with pulmonary disease. It […]
The NeoRay Pulse challenge is to develop a positioning system to assist with aligning the X-Ray source to the x-ray receptor. FDA requires the x-ray source and x-ray receptor be aligned to a specific tolerance to perform fluoroscopic procedures. NCC-PDI discussed technical navigation and positioning system solutions for the new NeoRay Pulse system. NCC-PDI has […]
Aortix-Fontan is a long-term, catheter-deployed mechanical circulatory support system that is implanted in the cavopulmonary connection to act as a primer for single ventricle physiologies. Each pumping unit of the device consists of non-obstructive pump housing and inflow cannula with an expandable strut section that anchors to the cavopulmonary wall; a pump assembly that contains […]
A collaboration has been established with two bioengineers at University of North Texas to develop a simplified growth plate monitoring device using a conductive rubber technology. Attaching a conductive rubber strip across the growth plate, one can detect bone elongation coming from the growth plate by constructing a simple electronic circuit composed of a sensor […]
The SleepBetter app is intended to address the need for effective home based sleep assessment, as a means to promote sleep health among families with children who have sleep disorders. The focus is on pediatric subjects with ADHD and ASD, because they are underserved and represent a critical segment of the pediatric population. NCC-PDI has […]
Inventor Rodrigo Hipolito came to seek help from NCC-PDI for his concept on flexible endoscopic robot platform targeting Gastric Esophagus Reflux Disease (GERD). NCC-PDI helped evaluate the concept and patent landscape.