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 […]
Raydiant Oximetry, Inc. has developed and patented novel optical-sensing technology for noninvasive, trans-abdominal fetal pulse oximetry (ROSS: Raydiant Oximetry Sensing System) with the thesis that, with the additional knowledge of fetal oxygenation, clinicians can be more reliably informed about fetal well-being. There are serious and significant limitations in the use of electronic fetal heart rate […]
PyrAmes Inc. is developing a wearable device to measure continuous and non-invasive blood pressure, as well as heart rate and heart rate variability. The device is wireless, compact, lightweight, comfortable to wear, low-cost and easy to use. It provides an alternative to invasive arterial lines and inflatable blood pressure cuffs for both adults and children, […]
LifeBubble, the first device in the world that protects the umbilical catheter insertion site from various sources of infection and mechanically secures UCs. LifeBubble is a sterile fully-silicone device that is specifically designed to secure UCs,
Epitel provides point-of-care brain health monitoring where you are, when you need it. Now, monitoring brain health in the minutes and hours after birth can be done within seconds at community hospitals that lack a neurology service, applied in the delivery room. Epilog is an inexpensive, discrete, disposable EEG machine that brings medical grade EEG […]
This project’s goal is to develop pupillary response detection applications using a smart device to measure pain. This application will enable objective measurement of pupil size and dynamic behavior in the clinical setting.
Children’s National Hospital and the National Capital Consortium for Pediatric Device Innovation (NCC-PDI) announce the six winners of the $150,000 “Make Your Medical Device Pitch for Kids!” competition, each receiving a $25,000 award and the opportunity to participate in NCC-PDI’s recently launched “Pediatric Device Innovator Accelerator Program” led by MedTech Innovator. The six winners, who […]
“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.