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"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.

A third RFA for pediatric device commercialization announced

The Michigan Pediatric Device Consortium (M-PED) is pleased to announce its Request for Applications for gap funding for pediatric medical devices, including apps. M-PED is seeking proposals from inventors in medical institutions, private practices, the business community, and academic research who have medical device concepts for use with pediatric patients. Proposals should address an unmet need within the pediatric population with a device idea that lends itself to commercialization. Awards of $20-50,000 may be granted to each of 3-6 projects. Projects that are past the prototype stage are encouraged to apply. 

The application process has two stages. A 2-page written pre-proposal is due on December 8. Selected applicants will be invited by December 23 to submit a full 6-8 page proposal due January 9, 2015. Details are contained in the document attached to this post on our message board (see http://www.pediatricdeviceconsortium.org/mypdc).

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