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2015 Coverage

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

Fierce Medical Devices | Oct 27, 2015

 

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

Sys-con Media | Oct 26, 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

2nd Annual Pediatric Surgical Innovation Symposium – Children’s National Sheikh Zayed Institute

Eurek Alert | September 15, 2014 

 

Association of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) Calendar

Association of Medical Instrumentation Calendar | September 19, 2014

 

2nd Annual Pediatric Surgical Innovation Symposium

Global Events List | September 25, 2014 Medical Design Technology Calendar | September 25, 2014 Washington Business Journal | October 3, 2014

The Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children’s National Health System is hosting its Second Annual Pediatric Surgical Innovation Symposium, “Lessons from Drugs to Devices: A Pediatric Perspective,” a one-day forum bringing together key leaders from the National Institutes of Health, the Food and Drug Administration, medical device industry, law firms, pediatric societies and advocacy groups, along with scientists, engineers, clinicians and policy makers to examine and discuss the challenges surrounding pediatric surgical innovation and the need for greater innovation. The keynote speaker is Dr. Margaret A. Hamburg, the commissioner of the FDA.

 

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