“For far too long, pediatric specialists have been manipulating adult medical devices to create solutions for children’s bodies because it’s the only available option,” said Kurt Newman, M.D., president and CEO of Children’s National Hospital. “Children need and deserve devices that are conceived and designed with their biology and future in mind.”
“One of the silver linings, if there are any in this pandemic, was that it really created a necessity for all of us to come up with novel ideas,” said Dr Kolaleh Eskandanian, Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer for Children’s National Hospital.
“Because of the high quality of submissions and the critical need for pandemic-related pediatric medical devices, we are excited to recognize and award eight innovations from this event’s highly competitive field,” said Kolaleh Eskandanian, vice president and chief innovation officer at Children’s National and NCC-PDI principal investigator.
The National Capital Consortium for Pediatric Device Innovation (NCC-PDI) announces six awardees chosen in its annual “Make Your Medical Device Pitch for Kids!” competition to share in $250,000 in grants funded by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to support the advancement of pediatric medical devices. The competition, powered by NCC-PDI partner MedTech Innovator, focused […]
WASHINGTON, Feb. 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The National Capital Consortium for Pediatric Device Innovation (NCC-PDI) announced today that the application deadline for its annual “Make Your Medical Device Pitch for Kids!” competition is extended one week to Feb. 22 at midnight EST. Innovators and startup companies with devices in the pediatric cardiovascular, orthopedic and spine, or NICU sectors are invited to apply for […]
Competition for startups aims to increase the pace of development and commercialization of critically needed pediatric medical devices. In the world of innovation, devices used for pediatric medical care, particularly the very young, are lagging behind those created for adult purposes. A contest is now open, inviting innovators to do something about it. Top contenders […]
Applications are now open for the National Capital Consortium for Pediatric Device Innovation annual “Make Your Medical Device Pitch for Kids!” Competition. Pediatric companies developing solutions in the following three categories are encouraged to apply: Cardiovascular, Orthopedics/Spine, and NICU. During the first round, companies will be invited to pitch in-person to a panel of expert […]
“Innovation plays an integral role when it comes to conduct in pediatric device trials. There are alternative methods to trials, such as data extrapolation from adult studies. If we can be well informed when mining that data, we shouldn’t put kids at risk and delay time to market.”
“Congratulations to these outstanding innovators and startup companies for developing pioneering medical devices that can advance NICU care,” says Kurt Newman, M.D., president and CEO of Children’s National Hospital.
Six winners were named in a pitch competition for medical devices designed to improve care in the neonatal intensive care unit at the seventh annual Pediatric Device Innovation Symposium, hosted by Washington, D.C.-based Children’s National Hospital.