Innovation Ventures

At Children's National, we combine our strengths with those of public and private partners who share our vision. Here, breakthrough discoveries can more quickly be translated into new treatments and technologies benefiting kids.

Fostering Discovery and Innovation

Innovation Ventures manages all aspects of intellectual property development, creates strategic business partnerships with external stakeholders and provides educational information to foster academic entrepreneurship. Innovation Ventures manages the protection, marketing and commercialization of all hospital intellectual property and non-patentable intellectual property such as research tools, software and know-how.

Featured Technologies

  • Medical Device and Technology Development

    Wireless Camera System for Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery

    Take a look at this magnetically anchored wireless robotic camera that was developed by researchers for general laparoscopic surgery and specifically for Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS) that would provide real‐time stereoscopic view of the surgical anatomy.

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  • Medical Device and Technology Development

    Autopilot Video Laryngoscope for Successful Single-handed Intubation

    Read more about the automated video laryngoscope for endotracheal tube (ET) placement that allows operation of device with one hand and allowing the physician to simultaneously administer appropriate pressure on the larynx for successful intubation without relying on another individual to perform the entire procedure.

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  • Cell Enhancement and Technologies for Immunotherapy

    Multimodal Theranostic Nanoparticles

    Read about how researchers developed theranostic agents that combine several applications of multimodal imaging, diagnosing and delivering of therapeutic compositions all within a single platform.

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  • Cell Enhancement and Technologies for Immunotherapy

    LNA Gapmers for Treatment of Muscular Dystrophy

    Learn more about the Locked Nucleic Acid Gapmers (LNA Gapmers) that were developed by Children's National researchers to treat facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD).

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rendering of research & innovation campus

Join us as we celebrate the opening of the pediatric research and innovation hub. The live stream event will include speeches from Children's National leaders and elected officials.

Children's National Start-Ups

Every day we're working hard to help our faculty and staff develop innovative pediatric products that will shape the future. Learn more about Children's National start-ups.

Contact Information

Washington DC

Each year, Children’s National Research Institute (CNRI) hosts Research, Education and Innovation Week to showcase the wide array of research and education programs occurring throughout the institution. The 11th annual Research, Education and Innovation Week was held April 12-16, 2021.

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