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Pre-seed awards from New England PDC - Apply by Jan. 18

The New England Pediatric Device Consortium (http://nepdc.org) is soliciting applications for "Pre-Seed Awards" to support the development and commercialization of pediatric devices. Proposals should describe devices that have a clear peditaric need and have developed past the concept stage of design.

Pre-Seed Awards provide recipients with 40 hours of NEPDC resource assistance and up to $10,000 in discretionary funding over a 3-9 month project cycle. Projects that successfully complete the Pre-Seed phase are then eligible to compete for NEPDC's Seed Awards, which confer 200 hours of NEPDC resource assistance and up to $50,000 in discretionary funding over a 12-18 month project cycle.

To be eligible, applicants must first submit a brief product description/abstract by January 18, 2016. Selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal, due January 25, 2016.

Visit http://bit.ly/nepdcapplication to learn more and apply.  

Upcoming opportunities for pediatric devices

NCC-PDI Device Innovation Competition

Submission deadline - December 30, 2015

The National Capital Consortium for Pediatric Device Innovation (NCC-PDI) is accepting proposals for medical device innovations that address a significant, yet unmet pediatric need. Five prizes of $50,000 each will be awarded to the winning presentations at the consortium's third annual competition in February 2016. For competition details, see http://www.innovate4kids.org/funding-opportunities

To see the news release about the competition, click here.

ASAIO Pediatric Device Consortia Consulting Forum - "Novel Ideas in MCS"

Entry deadline - March 1, 2016

ASAIO will be hosting the first "Pediatric Device Consortia Consulting Forum" at the 62nd ASAIO Annual Conference in San Francisco June 15-18, 2016.  This session is designed to allow selected entrepreneurs to present on novel ideas in pediatric mechanical circulatory support before a panel of members from the FDA's Pediatric Device Consortia (PDC). 

If you have a novel idea in pediatric mechanical circulatory support and would like to be selected to present and receive feedback on your device from members of the Forum, please submit a proposal (less than 2 pages) for review to info@asaio.com.  Proposals from all levels of development will be considered with special emphasis on novel pediatric MCS devices that challenge current paradigms or fit an unmet medical need.  The proposal should include a brief device description, intended use, stage of development, market share, regulatory pathway, etc.  The panel will provide critical feedback to the presenters with the goal of providing constructive input for the entrepreneurs and for Pediatric Day attendees. 

Two proposals will be chosen for presentation at the Forum.  The selected proposals will have their ASAIO conference registration fee waived and also receive a cash prize.  All proposals will be reviewed by a diverse committee comprised of a pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon, pediatric cardiologist, regulatory expert, pediatric biomedical engineer/perfusionist, and business expert.

Deadlines for proposals will be March 1, 2016.  Proposals should be submitted to info@asaio.com with the subject line of Proposal for Pediatric Device Consortia Consulting Forum.

Two funding opportunities for pediatric devices announced

The Sheikh Zayed Prize for Pediatric Device Innovation

Submission deadline: September 14, 2015

 RFP link: http://www.pediatric-surgery-symposium.org/prizes/

The Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children's National Health System is now accepting proposals for its "Make Your Medical Device Pitch for Kids!" competition. Two top prizes of $50,000 each will be awarded to the winning presentations at our 3rd Annual Pediatric Surgical Innovation Symposium on October 23, 2015. Proposals should address a significant, yet unmet need within the pediatric population with a device idea that lends itself to commercialization. Competition details 

NEPDC Target Challenge: Monitoring apnea in the pediatric population

Abstract deadline: August 1, 2015

RFP link: http://nepdc.org/challenge.html

The New England Pediatric Device Consortium (NEPDC), in partnership with the National Sleep Foundation and Graham’s Foundation, invites Target Challenge grant proposals for improvements to existing technologies, or the development of new technologies, with clear potential for commercialization that can be used in-clinic or at home for the diagnosis or identification of apneic events in the pediatric population. Up to $60,000 in seed funding will be distributed, and each grant awardee will receive up to 200 hours of NEPDC in-kind service. Full RFP