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MedTech Innovator $100K Competition - Apply by May 19

University-stage technologies and early-stage medical device companies are encouraged to apply for the  2014 MedTech Innovator Competition, to be held during the Wilson Sonsini (WSGR) Medical Device Conference on June 12 in San Francisco. The winner will receive a $100,000 cash prize, and 10 semi-finalists will get complimentary conference registration and be featured on-stage. In addition to the $100K prize, the winner will also get a presentation slot and complimentary full access registration to the AdvaMed 2014 conference, a presenting slot at an upcoming IN3 Medical Device conference, and will be profiled in an upcoming issue of Informa's monthly magazine START-UP: The Review of Emerging Medical Ventures.

Apply by May 19 at http://www.medtechinnovator.com/wsgr2014

Rosenman Institute Launch Symposium - Wednesday June 4

Rosenman Institute Launch Symposium

"Empowering the Next Generation of Medical Innovators"

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 1:00pm to 5:30pm
UCSF Mission Bay, Genentech Hall, Byers Auditorium

The Rosenman Institute, a new UCSF initiative to promote medical device innovation and entrepreneurship, is holding a Launch Symposium on Wednesday, June 4. The Institute is named for the late Dan Rosenman, a biomedical engineer and active volunteer with the PDC.

The symposium will inspire clinicians to innovate; introduce the resources available at the Rosenman Institute; and enable entrepreneurs to share their stories and their perspectives on the future of medical device innovation. It will also provide an opportunity for networking with entrepreneurs, physicians, investors, biomedical engineers, mentors and representatives of major device companies.

Space is limited! Register here: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/rosenman-institute-launch-symposium-empowering-the-next-generation-of-medical-innovators-tickets-11174484183 

View the program agenda here: http://qb3.org/calendar/rosenman-institute-launch-symposium-empowering-next-generation-medical-innovators

Updates from FDA's PDC Program Office

SBIR/STTR Grant Opportunities for Pediatric Devices

SBIR: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/PA-files/PAR-13-090.html

STTR: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-13-091.html

Contact David Siegel, MD, at the NICHD with questions: siegelda@mail.nih.gov

HRSA Safe Infant Sleep Grant - Apply by April 30

The Health Resources Services Administration is soliciting grant applications for projects that promote safe infant sleep, including SIDS warning devices or other projects in the field of pediatric sleep medicine. http://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=251648.

FDA Commissioner’s Fellowship Program - Apply by May 26

The FDA Commissioner’s Fellowship program is a two year training experience for individuals with advanced or engineering degrees to work at the FDA to gain a better understanding of the regulatory process. Applications are due by May 26, 2014.  http://www.fda.gov/AboutFDA/WorkingatFDA/FellowshipInternshipGraduate FacultyPrograms/CommissionersFellowshipProgram/default.htm

Pediatric Trials Network

The attached slide presentation describes the NICHD's Pediatric Trials Network (https://pediatrictrials.org/), an infrastructure for investigators to conduct trials that improve pediatric labeling and child health.

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