First Annual Pediatric Device Innovation Contest

The first annual Pediatric Device Innovation Competition submissions are currently being reviewed. More info at

From the announcement,

This is an opportunity for the scientific and business community including entrepreneurs, clinicians, scientists, businesses, academic researchers and medical and engineering graduate and undergraduate students, to develop and commercialize a pediatric medical device. Although projects in all phases of device development (ideation, concept formation, prototyping, preclinical, clinical, manufacturing, marketing, and commercialization) will be considered, those that are past concept formation, and preferably past prototyping, will receive a priority.

The application for funding starts with a written proposal, submitted to the NCC-PDI Review Committee. Proposals are due on February 3, 2014, and selected investigators will be notified during the week ofFebruary 17, 2014 of their selection for participation in the second round of the competition. The second round is an opportunity for selected investigators to make a short oral presentation of their proposal to the review committee — an audience of engineering, medical, and commercialization experts.


Root3 Labs&#8480 is excited to be part of the new National Capital Consortium for Pediatric Device Innovation (NCC-PDI), led by Dr. Peter Kim and formed through a $3.5 million award over 5 years from the FDA to the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children’s National Medical Center. The consortium will bring together teams from industry and academia with expertise throughout all stages of the medical device development process, from planning through commercialization, to support and advance pediatric device development.