Competition - Finalists


2018 “Make Your Medical Device Pitch for Kids!” Competition - Up to $100,000 in Grants and Access to Pediatric Device Development Expertise - FINALISTS

The Sheik Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children’s National Health System is pleased to announce the 11 finalists who have been selected to pitch their pediatric medical device innovation at our 6th annual Pediatric Device Innovation Symposium on Sunday, Sept. 23rd in Philadelphia, PA.

New this year, the competition focused on pediatric cardiovascular devices as they are critically needed. From a field of 45 submissions, the finalists are:

Bardy Diagnostics, Seattle, Washington

a single patient use, continuous recording ambulatory ECG monitor that records for up to 7 days and is useable for all pediatric patients

CardioSounds, Ann Arbor, Michigan

non-invasive blood pressure monitor for continuous and accurate collection of blood pressure data

Circadiance, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

next generation cardiorespiratory monitor with WiFi-enabled communication for use in hospital or home care to monitor breathing, heart rate and blood oxygen level in pre-term infants

Design Mentor, Inc., Pelham, New Hampshire

extracorporeal blood pump for short-term cardiopulmonary support of pediatric open-heart surgery patients requiring full or partial cardiopulmonary bypass

Draper, Cambridge, Massachusetts

a pediatric valve designed for children, birth to age 6, that passively expands to a two-fold change in valve diameter to accommodate child growth

EspeRare Foundation, Geneva, Switzerland

a telemetry flow control technology platform for remote adjustment and precise control of pulmonary artery (PA) blood flow and PA blood pressure in congenital heart diseases

Flow Forward Medical, Inc., Fairway, Kansas

Pediatric arteriovenous fistula (AVF) eligibility system to improve hemodialysis treatment using AVF for children with end-stage renal disease

NuPulseCV, Raleigh, North Carolina

a minimally invasive, long-term mechanical circulatory support device for pediatric patients with cardiac dysfunction

PECA Labs, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

a novel expandable cardiovascular conduit that uses a minimally-invasive balloon catheter to allow for pediatric growth to reduce surgeries

PolyVascular Corporation, Houston, Texas

a minimally-invasive pediatric pulmonary valve replacement approach for young children with congenital heart disease

PyrAmes, Inc., Cupertino, California

lightweight wireless device to continuously and noninvasively monitor blood pressure of neonates in real time

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