ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA - October 8, 2023 - Alliance for Pediatric Device Innovation (APDI) centered at Children’s National Hospital and The Consortium for Technology & Innovation in Pediatrics (CTIP) centered at Lurie Children’s Hospital and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, awarded $100,000 in seed grants on October 8, 2023, to accelerate medical device projects specifically designed to improve the safety and delivery of care to infants and children.
Three innovators developing novel devices and technologies for pediatric patients were selected as winners for APDI and CTIP’s first annual Make Your Medical Device Pitch for Kids!™ - Joint APDI + CTIP Edition grant competition.
Children have long been an underserved population in the technology space, with many having to deal with ill-fitted medical devices and a lack of access to effective diagnostic or therapeutic devices. Pediatric medical device innovators face financial, regulatory, and scientific barriers to get their solutions in the hands of patients and providers. This grant opportunity is one way APDI and CTIP helps founders target these obstacles, alongside our platform of services to help guide the advancement of pediatric medical devices.
The 2023 winners are as follows:
BioSense has developed a novel sensor pad that monitors the EKG of neonates without touching the fragile skin, saving hospitals money and improving the care of patients.
Global Continence, Inc. is revolutionizing pediatric bedwetting treatment with Soluu®, an innovative neuromodulation and remote monitoring solution.
The minimum viable product (MVP) development is an orogastric/nasogastric feeding tube with an embedded MicroElectrical Mechanical Pressure Sensor.
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