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Philly PDC announces RFA for pediatric medical device projects

The Philadelphia Pediatric Medical Device Consortium is requesting applications for its second annual funding cycle to support the development of pediatric medical devices. This competitive program is an opportunity for the scientific and business community to develop and commercialize pediatric medical devices. In this funding cycle, projects can be funded up to $50,000 for one year.

The first step in the application process requires the submission of a White Paper Application, which is due on Tuesday, April 28th at 5PM EST. Following this application, the most competitive applicants will be invited to submit a Full Proposal. Those selected to receive an award will be notified by September 1, 2015. 

Read more and apply at https://www.phillypediatricmeddevice.org/ppdc-request-for-applications-apply-today.html

"Smart bandage" for pressure ulcer detection published in Nature Communications

Work by UC Berkeley engineers and the UCSF PDC to demonstrate feasibility of a "smart bandage" that detects tissue damage before it is visible to the human eye was published yesterday in Nature Communications

Read the UC Berkeley news story at http://newscenter.berkeley.edu/2015/03/17/smart-bandages-detect-bedsores.

Swisher SL, Lin MC, Liao A, Leeflang EJ, Khan Y, Pavinatto FJ, Mann K, Naujokas A, Young D, Roy S, Harrison MR, Arias AC, Subramanian V, Maharbiz MM. Impedance sensing device enables early detection of pressure ulcers in vivoNat Commun. 2015 Mar 17;6:6575.

“Impact Pediatric Health” Startup Pitch Competition at SXSW - Apply by Jan. 31

This first-of-its-kind pediatric pitch event is taking place on March 16, 2015, at the annual South by Southwest (SXSW) event in Austin, Texas, and is sponsored by Texas Children’s, Cincinnati Children’s, Boston Children’s, and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. The event is focused on digital innovation, but is open to any health innovation that improves children’s health. More information on the event can be found at http://www.impactpediatrichealth.com/startup-pitch-competition/

Internet pioneer, billionaire, angel investor, NBA team owner, Shark Tank member, and father of three Mark Cuban will emcee the Impact Pediatric Health Pitch Competition event.

We are looking for the most innovative digital health and medtech device startups that are solving big problems to make and keep kids healthy, especially in these areas:

  • Remote Monitoring (wireless/non-invasive)
  • Mental Health 
  • Prematurity (mom and baby)
  • Patient Safety
  • Gamification Compliance (physical therapy, diabetes, medication etc)
  • Population Management or systemic, real time decision support

The application deadline is January 31, 2015.

For more information, contact Brian Lang at Energizing Health, 281-345-8022, brian@energizinghealth.org, James Hury jfhury@texaschildrens.org, or Chester Koh cxkoh@texaschildrens.org.