WASHINGTON – (August. 21, 2017) – The Nation’s Capital Consortium for Pediatric Device Innovation (NCC-PDI) is extending the deadline for that “Make Your Medical Device Pitch for children!Inches competition to Thursday, August. 24, 2017 at night time PDT.
As much as six prizes totaling $250,000 is going to be awarded towards the winning presentations in the Fifth Annual Pediatric Device Innovation Symposium on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017 in San Jose, Calif., located through the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children’s National Health System.
NCC-PDI, brought through the Sheikh Zayed Institute and also the A. James Clark School of Engineering in the College of Maryland, invites proposals from innovators – researchers, entrepreneurs, and clinicians – having a pediatric medical device indisputable fact that has possibility of commercialization. Competition finalists will pitch their medical device to some distinguished panel of idol judges in the symposium. Additionally towards the prize money, winners will get services in the Food and drug administration-funded consortium. For competition details and also to apply, visit innovate4kids.org/funding-possibilities.
“We’ve had unparalleled curiosity about your competition this season and you want to accommodate as numerous pediatric medical device innovators as you possibly can, so you want to give everybody a little more time for you to finalize their submission,” states Kolaleh Eskandanian, Ph.D., executive director from the Sheikh Zayed Institute and NCC-PDI. She adds that the aim of the symposium’s pitch levels of competition are to supply financial support that can help bring pediatric devices to promote faster by bridging the space that frequently follows the prototyping phase within the device development existence cycle.
Idol judges with this year’s pitch competition include Susan Alpert, M.D., of SFA Talking to, an old director from the Food and drug administration Office of Device Evaluation and former senior v . p . and chief regulatory officer of Medtronic Charles Berul, M.D., of Children’s National Andrew Elbardissi, M.D., of Deerfield Management Ron Greenwald, Ph.D., from the Colonial Pediatric Device Consortium (NEPDC) Josh Makower, M.D., of NEA Jennifer McCaney, Ph.D., of MedTech Innovator and Jackie Phillips, M.D., of Manley & Manley.
New this season, the nation’s leading pediatric innovation symposium is co-locating in San Jose, Calif. inside a joint effort with The MedTech Conference operated by AdvaMed. The main one-day conference includes medical device innovators, investors, researchers, clinicians and policy makers to stimulate pediatric device innovation and produce methods to market faster for the advantage of children everywhere. 2010 theme is “partnering for breakthroughs in pediatric surgery and care.” Keynote loudspeakers include Daniel Kraft, M.D., faculty chair of drugs & Neuroscience, Singularity College and executive director, Exponential Medicine Vasum Peiris, M.D., chief medical officer, Pediatrics and Special Populations, Food and drug administration and Alan Flake, M.D., director of Center for Fetal Research, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
For that symposium agenda and registration, visit pediatric-device-symposium.org.
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