The educational programs in the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation were highlighted in Gulf News.
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Five pediatric medical device innovators were awarded $50,000 each in seed funding at the second annual National Capital Consortium for Pediatric Device Innovation (NCC-PDI) Competition held last week. The FDA funded consortium, led by the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children’s National Health System and the A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland, awarded $250,000 in grant money to companies with promising pediatric medical devices that address a significant unmet pediatric need.
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 as part of its second annual symposium focused on pediatric surgical innovation.
Considerable progress has been made to advance pediatric drug research and to ensure appropriate drug product labeling for children but much still needs to be done for pediatric device research and development. On October 24, 2014, physician-scientists, pediatric surgeons, engineers, policy makers, and government officials will gather in the Knight Conference room at Washington, DC’s Newseum to discuss the critical issues pertinent to pediatric device development. Margaret Hamburg, MD, Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), will deliver the Opening Keynote address.