The National Capital Consortium for Pediatric Device Innovation (NCC-PDI) is pleased to announce the 12 finalists selected to pitch their pediatric medical device innovation at our 5th Annual Pediatric Device Innovation Symposium on Sunday, September 24th in San Jose, CA. Selected from a record number of 98 well-qualified applications received from across the U.S. and internationally, the finalists are:

2017 Competition Finalist

Anecare, LLC, Salt Lake City, Utah

Anecare, LLC, Salt Lake City, Utah – disposable device for use by pediatric anesthesiologists to remove unwanted anesthetics at the end of surgery to reduce the risk of side effects

ApnoSystems, Buenos Aires, Argentina

ApnoSystems, Buenos Aires, Argentina – wearable and wireless pulse-oximetry-based rescue device to detect a problem during a baby’s sleep and interrupt via mild stimulation

CorInnova, Houston, Texas

CorInnova, Houston, Texas – soft robotic, non-blood-contacting biventricular cardiac assist device for the treatment of heart failure in children

Deton Corp, Pasadena, Calif

Deton Corp, Pasadena, Calif. – “cough collector” device that captures airborne bacteria from a cough to aid in the diagnosis of cystic fibrosis in children

Green Sun Medical, Fort Collins, Colo.

Green Sun Medical, Fort Collins, Colo. – novel device that provides necessary pressure for the correction of spinal deformity while providing real-time feedback to clinicians

Hub Hygiene,Atlanta, Ga.

Hub Hygiene,Atlanta, Ga. – low-cost, single-use cleaning technology to prevent central line-associated blood stream infections (CLABSI), a hospital-acquired infection by pediatric ICU patients

Kite Medical, Dublin, Ireland

Kite Medical, Dublin, Ireland – novel device to detect kidney reflux via a single-use electrode belt, avoiding the radiation exposure to children under current standard-of-care

Moyarta 2, LLC, The Plains, Va.

Moyarta 2, LLC, The Plains, Va. – adjustable device that seamlessly fits within the brace of a scoliosis patient, providing inflation and deflation controlled by patient smartphone, to improve comfort and provide optimal correction

NAVi Medical Technologies, Houston, Texas

NAVi Medical Technologies, Houston, Texas – device to provide accurate information about the localization of an umbilical venous catheter (UVC) used in critically-ill newborns to reduce the risk of catheter malposition

Oculogica, Inc., New York, N.Y.

Oculogica, Inc., New York, N.Y. – novel, non-invasive eye tracking device to rapidly and accurately detect the effects of elevated intracranial pressure (ICP) following a traumatic brain injury

Prapela, LLC, Boston, Mass.

Prapela, LLC, Boston, Mass. – novel “baby box” that will allow for a non-pharmacological approach to help drug-exposed infants relax and sleep during withdrawal and post-withdrawal care

X-Biomedical, Inc., Philadelphia, Pa.

X-Biomedical, Inc., Philadelphia, Pa. – portable surgical microscope for use in surgeries for treatable causes of blindness in low-income countries and under-resourced settings
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