3rd Annual Pediatric Device Competition

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The Atlantic Pediatric Device Consortium (APDC) is pleased to announce its 3rd annual Pediatric Device Innovation Competition.  This seed grant competition is an opportunity for the scientific and business community including entrepreneurs, clinicians, scientists, businesses, academic researchers and medical and engineering graduate and undergraduate students, to develop and commercialize a pediatric medical device.

The APDC is an FDA funded consortium based out of Georgia Tech (PI: David Ku), Emory University (co-PIs: Wilbur Lam, Kevin Maher), CHOA, and Virginia Commonwealth University (PI: Barbara Boyan) that provides a national platform to translate medical device ideas from concept to commercialization.  APDC’S mission is to enhance the lives of children through the development of novel pediatric medical devices, which are both save and effective.  The consortium provides an environment of creativity, where ideas are reviewed, tested, and developed.

Our focus this year is helping to bridge the gap that often follows device development and prototyping, as the promising medical device must also be manufactured, cleared by the FDA, marketed, and sold.  We will consider projects that are past the prototype phase of development as a priority.

Round 1 winners will present their pediatric device projects to a panel of expert reviewers who will provide feedback and final evaluation.  Email Martha Willis by January 27th to reserve your spot.  Please include in your subject line: "Please reserve me a spot on Feb 1, 2014"

For complete competition and event information, visit the Atlantic Pediatric Device Consortium


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