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Move to spur pint-sized medical devices to treat sick kids

WASHINGTON (AP) — Improvise isn’t a word parents want to hear from their kid’s doctor. Yet pediatric specialists too often have to jury-rig care because many of the medical devices needed to treat sick children were built for adults. Part of the problem is size. The Associated Press | Nov 1, 2015

 

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2016 COVERAGE

6 devicemakers awarded at Pediatric Surgical Innovation Symposium

Becker’s Hospital Review | Oct 12, 2016

Winning innovators in $250K pediatric medical device competition

Today’s Medical Developments | Oct 19, 2016

Meet your future boss: NoVa high school senior creates concussion diagnosis app

Washington Business Journal |Oct 12, 2016

Local teen develops concussion technology

WUSA9.com | Oct 8, 2017

Alexandria Teen Develops Smartphone App to Screen for Concussion

WJLA.com | Oct 31, 2016

Alexandria student develops a way to detect concussions on smartphones

Fairfax County Times | Oct 17, 2016

Winning Innovators in $250K Pediatric Medical Device Competition Announced

MedDeviceOnline.com | Oct 10, 2016

Child prodigy’s approach to diagnosing concussions nabs spot in pediatric medical device contest

MedCityNews.com |Oct 7, 2016

Technologies for Smaller Patients Ready for Big Prize

MedTechIntelligence.com | Oct 4, 2016

Helping kids and the economy grow stronger through innovation

MedCityNews.com | Sept 9, 2016

Finalists Selected for $250K Pediatric Medical Device Competition

Medical Product Outsourcing | Sept 23, 2016

NCC-PDI Extends Submission Deadline for $250K Pediatric Medical Device Competition to Sept. 12

Medical Design Technology | Sept 1, 2016

NCC-PDI Extends Submission Deadline for $250K Pediatric Medical Device Competition

Medical Product Outsourcing | Sept 1, 2016

News in Brief: Pediatric Medical Device Innovators Compete for Funds

AAMI.org | Sept 1, 2016

$250K Pediatric Device Competition Now Underway

Medical Design Technology | Aug 3, 2016

Calling All Medical Device Innovators: $250K Pediatric Device Competition Now Accepting Proposals

MedDeviceOnline.com | Aug 3, 2016

$250K Pediatric Device Competition Now Accepting Proposals

Medical Product Outsourcing | Aug 4, 2016

Calling all medical device innovators

Today’s Medical Developments | Aug 11, 2016

2015 Coverage

HEALTHBEAT: Doctors, families seeking more medical devices built just for kids

USNews.com | Nov 2, 2015

We Need Smaller Medical Devices For Children

HuffingtonPost.com | Nov 2, 2015

Families Push For More Medical Devices For Kids

USAToday.com | Nov 2, 2015

Pediatric Medical Device Innovators Win $100K in Awards

IEEEPulse.com | Oct 29, 2015

Winning Innovators In Children’s National $100K Pediatric Medical Device Competition Announced

MedDeviceOnline.com | Oct 26, 2015

This D.C. hospital is addressing the lack of life-saving medical devices for kids (Video)

WashingtonBusinessJournal.com | Oct 23, 2015

Ultrasound and Laser Tech Improve Pediatric Intubation

Medical Design Technology | Oct 21, 2015

Competition with Heart: Developing MedTech for Kids

Medical Design Technology | Oct 19, 2015

Children’s National Announces Finalists for Pediatric Medical Device Competition

FierceMedicalDevices.com | Oct 2, 2015

8 Finalists Announced for Pediatric Medical Device Competition

MedicalDesignTechnology.com | Oct 1, 2015

Advanced Medical Technology Innovations Benefit Everyone…Almost

Medical Design Technology | Sept 15, 2015

How can we derisk innovation in pediatric medical devices?

Medcitynews.com | July 24, 2015

Winning Innovators in Children’s National $100K Pediatric Medical Device Competition Announced

Fierce Medical Devices | Oct 27, 2015

Does off-label medical device use save the lives of children?

MedCity News | Sep 22, 2015 

Pediatric med-device competition to deadline extended

Today’s Medical Developments | Sep 21, 2015

Advanced Medical Technology Innovations Benefit Everyone…Almost

Medical Design Technology | Sep 16, 2015

Changing the Calculus of Pediatric Product Development

IEEE Pulse | May 14, 2015

Scanner Device to Eradicate Amblyopia

Al Khaleej UAE | January 7, 2015

2014 Coverage

Children’s National competition seeks medtech innovators

Mass + Device | September 24, 2014 Sys-Con Media | September 24, 2014

Children’s National Health System has announced an extended deadline of Monday, Sept. 29 at 5 p.m. EDT for its “Make Your Medical Device Pitch for Kids!” competition, in response to continued strong interest from inventors. Two top prizes of $50,000 each will be awarded to the winning presentations at the Sheikh Zayed Institute Second Annual Pediatric Surgical Innovation Symposium hosted by Children’s National in October.

 

Companies develop pediatric medical devices to compete for $50,000 prize

DotMed Daily News | October 24, 2014

“Often the market drives innovation as opposed to innovation driving the market,” Kolaleh Eskandanian, executive director of the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children’s National, told DOTmed News. She said that’s precisely the problem when it comes to pediatric medical devices.

 

Innovators share Sheikh Zayed prize

The National UAE | October 27, 2014

The winners of a competition named in honour of the Sheikh Zayed, the founding President, to find the best new medical device for children have been announced. The Sheikh Zayed prize for paediatric device innovation rewarded the two best designs with US$50,000 (Dh184,000) each.

 

Winning Innovators Announced in Pediatric Medical Device Competition

Medical Design Technology | October 28, 2014

Two pediatric medical device innovators, Velano Vascular and REBIScan, were selected from eight finalists to each receive a $50,000 award in a competition held by the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children’s National Health System as part of its second annual symposium focused on pediatric surgical innovation.

 

Winning innovators in pediatric medical devices

Today’s Medical Developments | October 29, 2014

Two pediatric medical device innovators, Velano Vascular and REBIScan, were selected from eight finalists to each receive a $50,000 award in a competition held by the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children’s National Health System as part of its second annual symposium focused on pediatric surgical innovation.

 

Pediatric device contest announces winners; big firms still on sidelines

Medical Device Daily | October 29, 2014

The Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation (Washington) recently announced the winners of its second annual pediatric surgical innovation contest, but one of the two winning entries was not a surgical device despite the name of the contest. Conspicuous in their absences were the heavy hitters of the world of med tech, but Peter Kim, VP of the Sheikh Zayed Institute told Medical Device Daily that the reason that smaller companies and university researchers drive pediatric device development is “the bigger companies wait for the risk to be de-risked.”

 

Winning innovators in pediatric medical device competition at Children’s National Health System announced

DotMed Daily News | October 30, 2014

Two pediatric medical device innovators, Velano Vascular and REBIScan, were selected from eight finalists to each receive a $50,000 award in a competition held by the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children’s National Health System as part of its second annual symposium focused on pediatric surgical innovation.

 

Industry Calls on FDA to Relax Pediatric Device Requirements

The Gray Sheet | October 30, 2014 Health News Daily | November 3, 2014

Device company representatives want FDA to make changes to the humanitarian device exemption process and provide other incentives to pediatric device developers. FDA should consider a number of changes to boost pediatric device development, according to industry representatives speaking at an Oct. 24 meeting.

 

November 2014 Mid-Month Industry News

Medical Design Briefs | November 14, 2014

The two winners of a competition at the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children’s National Health System symposium on pediatric surgical innovation were Velano Vascular and REBIScan, who each won $50,000. Velano Vascular, Philadelphia, PA, and San Francisco, CA, developed a novel innovation that enables safe, effective needle-free blood draws for hospitalized children. REBIScan, Cambridge, MA, presented a handheld vision scanner to eradicate amblyopia, or lazy eye, a common childhood ailment.

 

This Device Could Reduce Needle Sticks for Children

Qmed | November 14, 2014 

Eric Stone vividly remembers the pain and anxiety of receiving multiple needle sticks when he was hospitalized as a child with Crohn’s disease. Stone has gone on to co-found a company that has invented a needle-free blood draw device. The device would reduce pediatric patients’ needle sticks to the one that allows insertion of patients’ ubiquitous IV.

 

Pediatric Device Innovation Grows by Baby Steps

AAMI | December, 2014

Kolaleh Eskandanian is executive director of the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children’s National Health System in Washington, DC. The institute held its second annual Pediatric Surgical Innovation Symposium this past October to discuss the advancement of the field. Follow her at

@Eskandanian