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Pediatric Medical Device Symposium in Germany

The University of Lubeck is holding a symposium on pediatric medical device development in Europe on December 2, 2016 in Lubeck, Germany. The program will cover clinical needs in pediatric medicine, the situation in low/middle income countries, the manufacturers’ views, and regulatory affairs.

It will be the first conference held on this topic in Germany, and probably the first in Europe. Their goal is to foster exchange between clinicians, developers, support groups and industry, and to form an interest group to improve the development of pediatric medical devices. Anyone from the PDC community would be warmly welcomed to attend!

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First Mile Innovation Challenge - $25k for Innovations in Global Primary Care

Deadline for Letter of Intent Submissions: January 10, 2017

The Consortium for Affordable Medical Technologies (CAMTech) and GE Sustainable Healthcare Solutions announce the First Mile Innovation Challenge to crowdsource innovative technologies and solutions that address clinical hardships in global primary care. Innovations should impact primary care needs in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) in the areas of maternal, newborn and child health, cardiac health, and safe surgery. Winners will receive $25,000 in funding, introductions to GE’s five.eight Accelerator, and resources through the CAMTech Innovation Platform.

LOIs should detail: primary care challenge/unmet need being addressed, clinical setting relevant to the challenge and solution, proposed technology/system/process innovation, and a brief summary of the management/development team expertise.

Details and instructions: http://www.globalhealthmgh.org/camtech/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/First-Mile-Innovation-Challenge-RFP-FINAL-1.pdf

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News & Announcements - November 2016

Comments Sought on CDRH’s New Patient Engagement Program

The FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) launched its new Patient & Care-Partner Connection program, intended to enable more meaningful engagement between FDA and patients regarding their experiences with medical devices and their treatments. The program is tied to the CDRH’s strategic priority to partner with patients, care-partners, and patient advocates during the development and evaluation of medical devices. FDA is seeking public comments on the program through January 6, 2017. Visit FDA-2016-N-3462 to submit a formal comment.


AAP SOATT Fall 2016 Newsletter

The American Academy of Pediatrics’ Section on Advances in Therapeutics and Technology’s (SOATT) Fall 2016 newsletter includes a discussion of the FDA’s newly published “Pediatric Extrapolation Guidance,” an interview with clinical medical device developer Johnie Rose, MD, PhD, and a farewell to recently retired PDC Director Linda Ulrich, MD. See attached.


Caltech WAVE Fellows Program

Deadline for applications: January 10, 2017 

The WAVE Fellows program provides support for talented undergraduates intent on pursuing a PhD to conduct a 10-week summer research project at Caltech. Students must be current sophomores through non-graduating seniors and must be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents. A minimum GPA of 3.2 is required. Fellows will receive a $6000 award for the ten-week program and an additional $500 housing and travel supplement.


Caltech Amgen Scholars Program

Deadline for applications: February 15, 2017 

The Amgen Scholars program is geared towards students in biology, chemistry, and biotechnology fields. Students must be current sophomores through non-graduating seniors, must be attending a four-year university in the U.S., and must be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents. A minimum GPA of 3.2 is required. Scholars will receive a $6000 award, round-trip airfare, campus housing, and a food allowance.


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