Make Your Medical Device Pitch for Kids! Competition

Held on September 24, 2017

$250K in Prizes

Deadline to Submit : Midnight (Pacific Time) on August 24, 2017 – CLOSE

Calling all medical device innovators! This year’s symposium will host the National Capital Consortium for Pediatric Device Innovation (NCC-PDI) competition.

Up to six innovations will be awarded up to $50,000 each during the “Make Your Medical Device Pitch for Kids!” competition.

The FDA-funded consortium, led by the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation and A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland, invites proposals from innovators – researchers, entrepreneurs, and clinicians – with a pediatric medical device concept that lends itself to commercialization. In addition to prize money, winners will receive consultation services from NCC-PDI.

The National Capital Consortium for Pediatric Device Innovation (NCC-PDI) is pleased to announce the 12 finalists selected to pitch their pediatric medical device innovation at our 5th Annual Pediatric Device Innovation Symposium on Sunday, September 24th in San Jose, CA.

Selected from a record number of 98 well-qualified applications received from across the U.S. and internationally, the finalists are:

  • Anecare, LLC, Salt Lake City, Utah – disposable device for use by pediatric anesthesiologists to remove unwanted anesthetics at the end of surgery to reduce the risk of side effects
  • ApnoSystems, Buenos Aires, Argentina – wearable and wireless pulse-oximetry-based rescue device to detect a problem during a baby’s sleep and interrupt via mild stimulation
  • CorInnova, Houston, Texas – soft robotic, non-blood-contacting biventricular cardiac assist device for the treatment of heart failure in children
  • Deton Corp, Pasadena, Calif. – “cough collector” device that captures airborne bacteria from a cough to aid in the diagnosis of cystic fibrosis in children
  • Green Sun Medical, Fort Collins, Colo. – novel device that provides necessary pressure for the correction of spinal deformity while providing real-time feedback to clinicians
  • Hub Hygiene,Atlanta, Ga. – low-cost, single-use cleaning technology to prevent central line-associated blood stream infections (CLABSI), a hospital-acquired infection by pediatric ICU patients
  • Kite Medical, Dublin, Ireland – novel device to detect kidney reflux via a single-use electrode belt, avoiding the radiation exposure to children under current standard-of-care
  • Moyarta 2, LLC, The Plains, Va. – adjustable device that seamlessly fits within the brace of a scoliosis patient, providing inflation and deflation controlled by patient smartphone, to improve comfort and provide optimal correction
  • NAVi Medical Technologies, Houston, Texas – device to provide accurate information about the localization of an umbilical venous catheter (UVC) used in critically-ill newborns to reduce the risk of catheter malposition
  • Oculogica, Inc., New York, N.Y. – novel, non-invasive eye tracking device to rapidly and accurately detect the effects of elevated intracranial pressure (ICP) following a traumatic brain injury
  • Prapela, LLC, Boston, Mass. – novel “baby box” that will allow for a non-pharmacological approach to help drug-exposed infants relax and sleep during withdrawal and post-withdrawal care
  • X-Biomedical, Inc., Philadelphia, Pa. – portable surgical microscope for use in surgeries for treatable causes of blindness in low-income countries and under-resourced settings