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News & Announcements - June 2018

FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Humanitarian Device Exemption (HDE) Program

The FDA has released a draft guidance on the Humanitarian Device Exemption program, including FDA actions on HDE applications, post-approval requirements, and special considerations for devices marketed under the HDE Program. Comments may be submitted to Federal Register docket number FDA-2014-D-0223 until August 13, 2018. 

Read here: https://www.fda.gov/ucm/groups/fdagov-public/@fdagov-meddev-gen/documents/document/ucm389275.pdf



Request for Proposals: UC Berkeley-UCSF MTM Capstone Projects

Submission deadline: June 30, 2018

Medical device developers are invited to submit projects to the UC Berkeley-UCSF Master of Translational Medicine program. Interdisciplinary teams of ~4 students, with backgrounds in engineering, life sciences, and medicine, spend a year working to bring a new medical innovation closer to the clinic. Throughout the year, they work on both technical and business development, exploring regulatory, reimbursement, and IP considerations. Project mentors must have adequate resources available for students to dive into projects and be able to commit time to help students advance their goals. 

Application instructions: https://gallery.mailchimp.com/8261aabf939f27a4994c67a65/files/24312994-c8c2-4f80-9414-7ca8197ba2af/MTM_project_solicitation_2018_19_FINAL.pdf



FDA Public Meeting: Pediatric Medical Device Development - Silver Spring, MD

Registration deadline: August 6, 2018

The Food and Drug Administration is holding a public meeting to identify strategies that enhance the medical device ecosystem toward development and innovation and devices that serve the complex needs of children. The FDA invites all stakeholders, including members of the medical device industry, academia, medical provider organizations, and individuals or organizations representing patients and consumers, to attend.

View the program: https://www.fda.gov/downloads/MedicalDevices/NewsEvents/WorkshopsConferences/UCM606958.pdf
Register here: https://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/NewsEvents/WorkshopsConferences/ucm596777.htm

Date: August 13-14, 2018
Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Location*: FDA White Oak Campus, Silver Spring, MD

*Remote viewing option available via WebEx



Pediatric Innovation Retreat - Pittsburgh, PA

The McGowan Institute, in collaboration with Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, SciVelo, and the Philadelphia Pediatric Device Consortium, is hosting the 2nd Annual Pediatric Innovation Retreat on July 13, 2018 at the William Pitt Union. The program will be comprised of "game changing" technology presentations, translational practicums, a keynote luncheon, and moonshot pitches.

Date: July 13, 2018
Time: 8:00am – 3:30pm
Location: Alumni Hall, Connolly Ballroom, University of Pittsburgh, 4227 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15260

View the agenda & register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2nd-annual-pediatric-innovation-retreat-registration-45779316167



UCSF Surgical Innovations and TheraNova Form New Partnership to Accelerate MedTech Innovation

The UCSF PDC’s partner program, Surgical Innovations, and San Francisco-based medical device developer TheraNova have formed a partnership that will allow for co-development of medical device technologies between them. Under the new arrangement, UCSF-affiliated innovators will have a streamlined mechanism to work with TheraNova engineers and product developers to move products closer to commercialization.

Read more: https://surgicalinnovations.ucsf.edu/news--events/ucsf-news/79465/UCSF-Surgical-Innovations-and-TheraNova-Form-New-Partnership-to-Accelerate-MedTech-Innovation



Turning Surgeons Into Innovators Without Taking Them Out of the OR

Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry (MDDI) profiled UCSF Surgical Innovations highlighting how its dynamic infrastructure allows physicians to develop novel medical devices and technologies while remaining clinically active. With its core team of faculty, engineers, trainees, and staff -- many of whom are involved in the UCSF PDC -- along with its widespread network of industry and government partners, Surgical Innovations is paving the way for surgeons to collaboratively and creatively problem-solve around real clinical challenges. Resources provided by the organization include clinical and technical feedback, prototyping services, seed funding, research fellowships, regulatory and reimbursement advising, and market analysis. 

Read more: https://www.mddionline.com/turning-surgeons-innovators-without-taking-them-out-or

News & Announcements - May 2018

Engineering for Children's Health Symposium - San Francisco, CA

On Thursday, May 17, pediatric clinicians, researchers, engineers, scientists, and government and industry partners will gather for the 2nd Annual UCSF Engineering for Children's Health Symposium. The event will feature research talks, a hands-on design-thinking workshop, interactive demos, a panel discussion, and a keynote speech by Vasum Peiris, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer for Pediatrics and Special Populations at FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Health.

View the agenda and register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/engineering-for-childrens-health-symposium-tickets-43136800331

Date: Thursday, May 17, 2018
Time: 8:00am-5:00pm
Location: Mission Bay Conference Center, San Francisco, CA



Request for Proposals: CDMI Musculoskeletal Research 

Application deadline: May 16, 2018

Innovators with musculoskeletal research ideas are invited to submit proposals to the Center for Disruptive Musculoskeletal Innovations (CDMI) for up to $40,000 in funding. Projects must fit into one of the CDMI Research Roadmap 2018-19 topics. The initial application is a 2-3 sentence description; multiple submissions are allowed. 

Apply here: https://airtable.com/shrdnm8WDstJRUi3F



Request for Proposals: UC Berkeley-UCSF MTM Capstone Projects

Submission deadline: June 30, 2018

Medical device developers are invited to submit projects to the UC Berkeley-UCSF Master of Translational Medicine program. Interdisciplinary teams of ~4 students, with backgrounds in engineering, life sciences, and medicine, spend a year working to bring a new medical innovation closer to the clinic. Throughout the year, they work on both technical and business development, exploring regulatory, reimbursement, and IP considerations. Project mentors must have adequate resources available for students to dive into projects and be able to commit time to help students advance their goals. 

See attachment or contact Moose O'Donnell (mooseo@berkeley.edu) for more information.



FDA Public Meeting: Pediatric Medical Device Development - Silver Spring, MD

Registration deadline: August 6, 2018

The Food and Drug Administration is holding a public meeting to identify strategies that enhance the medical device ecosystem toward development and innovation and devices that serve the complex needs of children. The FDA invites all stakeholders, including members of the medical device industry, academia, medical provider organizations, and individuals or organizations representing patients and consumers, to attend.

View the program: https://www.fda.gov/downloads/MedicalDevices/NewsEvents/WorkshopsConferences/UCM606958.pdf
Register here: https://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/NewsEvents/WorkshopsConferences/ucm596777.htm

Date: August 13-14, 2018
Time:
9:00am - 5:00pm
Location*:
FDA White Oak Campus, Silver Spring, MD

*Remote viewing option available via WebEx

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News & Announcements - April 2018

Engineering for Children's Health Symposium - San Francisco, CA

Join pediatric clinicians, researchers, engineers, basic scientists, and government and industry partners at the 2nd Annual UCSF Engineering for Children's Health Symposium. The event will feature research talks, a panel, design workshop, and keynote by Vasum Peiris, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer for Pediatrics and Special Populations at FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Health.

Register here >>

Date: Thursday, May 17, 2018
Time: 8:00am-5:00pm
Location: Mission Bay Conference Center, San Francisco, CA



Pediatric Innovation Retreat - Pittsburgh, PA

Submission deadline: April 30, 2018

The McGowan Institute, in collaboration with Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, SciVelo, and the Philadelphia Pediatric Device Consortium, is hosting the 2nd Annual Pediatric Innovation Retreat on July 13, 2018 at the William Pitt Union. The program will be comprised of "game changing" technology presentations, translational practicums, a keynote luncheon, and moonshot pitches. The Retreat Planning Committee is seeking abstracts for the following:

  • "Game Changing" Podium Presentation - Groundbreaking technology in your laboratory, clinic, or enterprise with the potential to disrupt the healthcare, life sciences, or pediatric market
  • "Moonshot Idea Pitches" - High-risk, high-reward propositions that have the potential to stimulate ideation and collaboration

See attachment or contact Patrick Cantini (cantinip@upmc.edu) for more information.

Register here >>


Bay Area NSF Innovation Corps - San Francisco, CA

Application deadline: May 18, 2018

The NSF Innovation Corps is aimed at training entrepreneurs, building partnerships between academia and industry, and commercializing science and technology. The Bay Area I-Corps is offering an immersive course on three evenings in June. Teams that complete the course and receive instructor endorsement are eligible for the national program and a $50,000 grant. 

See attachment or contact Gino Segre (gino.segre@ucsf.edu) for more information.



Intuitive Surgical Research & Educational Grants

Letter of Intent deadline: June 11, 2018

Intuitive Surgical, Inc. is accepting applications for grants to further research in the field of surgical robotics. Researchers at non-profit institutions worldwide are eligible to apply for $10,000 - $50,000 of funding per project. 

Click here for more information.