CTIP Accelerator Announces 2019 Semifinalists for Catalyzing Pediatric Innovation Annual Grant Competition

We are Proud of our 14 Pediatric Medical Device Grant Semifinalists

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 19, 2019 - Now in its third year, the CTIP Catalyzing Pediatric Innovation Grant remains competitive. CTIP received over 100 Letters of Intent for our 2019 Catalyzing Pediatric Innovation Grant and is enthusiastic about the cutting-edge solutions we are seeing in the pediatric medical device space.

By the numbers: Over 100 applications from 20 states, including 52 applications from California
All device classes:
  • 12% Class I
  • 40% Class II
  • 5% Class III
  • 13% Exempt
  • 20% TBD
  • 11% Other
18 different Pediatric Subspecialties
  • Most common: Neonatology

The 2019 semifinalists, announced May 15, 2019 are as follows:

Hemex Health

Clinical research for breakthrough sickle cell diagnostic device - Hemex Health has developed an affordable, accurate, and compact testing platform (Gazelle™) for the millions of people who are at risk of malaria and sickle cell disease and lack access to viable diagnostics. www.hemexhealth.com

Twitter: @HemexHealth Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/HemexHealth Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/company/hemex-health-inc./

Infant Glucose Project

Device for Optimizing Premature Infant Glucose via Continuous Glucose Monitoring and Data-Controlled Glucose Infusion - Infant Glucose Project (IGP) is a driver of excellence for optimizing premature infant glucose balance via continuous glucose monitoring and data-controlled glucose infusion. www.mrsticks008.wixsite.com/infantpump

Oratel Diagnostics LLC

Evaluate Non-invasive System for Endometriosis Detection in Adolescent Girls - Oratel Diagnostics LLC had developed a color test to detect endometriosis in saliva which can be digitally read by a smartphone. www.orateldiagnostics.com

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/oratel-diagnostics

Earable, Inc.

In-Ear Sleep Quantification and Improvement for Children - Earable, Inc. has developed Earable, a novel, ear-worn device that is less invasive and less expensive than PSG and Epilepsy monitoring alternatives. Earable quantifies and improves children's sleep with real-time sleep staging and automatically administered sleep improvement methods. www.earable.org

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/tamngocvu/

QuantiPort, Inc

Measuring Circulating Blood Volume in Children - QuantiPort, Inc. via the Quantiport Blood Volume MD device rapidly quantifies blood loss in children, giving physicians advanced warning to guide therapy to help prevent hemorrhagic shock and death. www.quantiport.com

UCSF Surgical Innovation

MiniMagnamosis: Transforming Neonatal Esophageal Atresia Repair - UCSF Surgical Innovation within UCSF’s pediatric surgery division has created tiny, specially shaped magnets that form a magnetic compression anastomosis to provide babies born with esophageal atresia with a continuous esophagus, allowing them to eat and drink on their own for the first time. www.surgicalinnovations.ucsf.edu

Twitter: @UCSFSurgInnov

CereVu Medical, Inc.

Objective, Real-time Pain Assessment with a Non-Invasive Sensor - CereVu Medical, Inc. has developed a real-time, objective pain assessment system. The device objectively measures pain and tracks the effectiveness of treatment, allowing physicians to deliver the right treatment at the time the patient needs it most. www.cerevu.com

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Alerje, Inc.

OmniJect - Alerje, Inc. is building an IoT phone case that holds a slim epinephrine auto-injector that when used during emergencies, alerts a users CareCircle with location info via a mobile app. www.alerje.com

Twitter: @Alerje Instagram: @Alerje_ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/alerje LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/alerje

Hyperion Laboratories

PinpointEyes - Hyperion Laboratories has developed PinpointEyes Glasses, a revolutionary wearable technology that utilizes high-precision VR eye-tracking technology to accurately measure and treat strabismus ("lazy eye"). www.pinpointeyes.com/

Twitter: @PinpointEyes_ Instagram: @PinpointEyes Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pinpointeyes LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/pinpointeyes

Senseer LLC

Preclinical study for dynamic monitoring of VP shunt status using patented implantable microsensors - Senseer LLC is developing a multi-sensor module, MultiSense, that can be put in-line with already approved, implantable devices such as catheters or shunts, ultimately allowing for remote monitoring of device performance and, with that, timely intervention before severe and costly-to-treat symptoms arise due to device failure. www.senseer.us

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/senseer/


Seizure Detector - Eysz, leave no seizure undetected. www.eyszlab.com

Cactus Medical

Smart Otoscope - Cactus Medical has developed a one-touch otoscope that uses light spectroscopy to automatically indicate middle ear effusion (indicative of ear infection) in 1 second during standard otoscopy. www.cactus-medical.com

Twitter: @Cactus_Ears LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/cactus-medical-llc

BrainChild Technologies, LLC

A Smart Pacifier for Objective Behavioral Assessments of Infant Hearing - BrainChild Technologies, LLC is improving early identification of hearing loss in infants through a low-cost smart pacifier. www.brainchildtech.org

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/brainchildtech/

OHSU Casey Eye Institute

Ultrawide-Field Ultrahigh-Speed Optical Coherence Tomography for Retinopathy of Prematurity - OHSU Casey Eye Institute has built an artificial intelligence enabled 3D retina scanner for imaging premature babies with blinding eye disease. www.coollab.net

Twitter: @CaseyEye Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/OHSUCasey/

The West Coast Consortium for Technology & Innovation in Pediatrics (CTIP), centered at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, will award seed grants on August 1, 2019 to accelerate projects specifically designed to improve the safety and delivery of care to infants and children.

For more updates from CTIP about pediatric MedTech follow us @westcoastctip on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram, Consortium for Technology & Innovation in Pediatrics on LinkedIn and the web at www.westcoastctip.org

The West Coast Consortium for Technology & Innovation in Pediatrics (CTIP) is an FDA-funded pediatric MedTech accelerator centered at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Our goal is to facilitate the development, production, and distribution of pediatric medical devices by identifying companies working in the space and providing advice, networking, and direct and indirect financial support on the road to commercialization.

Contact us at info@westcoastctip.org