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Paediatric innovation award announced
By Shamila Jamaluddin January 28, 2014
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ABU DHABI: The Sheikh Zayed Institute for Paediatric Surgical Innovation at Children’s National Medical Centre based in Washington, D.C., and the University of Maryland A. James Clark School of Engineering have revealed that they are leading the plans of the National Capital Consortium for Paediatric Device Innovation to award $250,000 (Dhs918,225) to US-based individuals and companies seeking commercialise medical devices for use in paediatric healthcare.

Earlier last year, the Sheikh Zayed Institute received a grant from the US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) to form the National Capital Consortium for Paediatric Device Innovation (NCC-PDI).  The $700,000 (Dhs2.6 million) grant will be part of an anticipated five-year award. 

The NCC-PDI is a collaboration between Children’s National Medical Centre and the University of Maryland A. James Clark School of Engineering.

Kolaleh Eskandanian, PhD, Executive Director of the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Paediatric Surgical Innovation, said, “By leading this initiative, the Sheikh Zayed Institute is demonstrating the importance of paediatric medical devices to improve the health of children. The biggest challenge is that because the market is so small, paediatric medical devices have not received the same attention as in the adult world.”

The Sheikh Zayed Institute seeks to “address a significant, yet unmet need within the paediatric population,” Eskandanian added.

The FDA Paediatric Device Consortia programme is seeking proposals from inventors in medical institutions, private practices, the business community, and academic researchers who have medical device concepts or ideas for use with pediatric patients.

The award will give up to five projects $50,000 each to bring their technology to life. “This is just a start,” Eskandanian concluded. “We are in an infancy stage, where we are trying hard to demonstrate the importance of paediatric medical devices to improve the health of children.”

For more information on the consortia’s funding opportunities, you can visit:

http://www.innovate4kids.org/ funding-opportunities.
 

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