The National Capital Consortium for Pediatric Device Innovation (NCC-PDI) is extending its “Make Your Medical Device Pitch for Kids” competition deadline to Aug. 24 at midnight Pacific time.
“We’ve had unprecedented interest in the competition this year and we want to accommodate as many pediatric medical device innovators as possible, so we want to give everyone a bit more time to finalize their submission,” said Kolaleh Eskandanian, executive director of the Sheikh Zayed Institute and NCC-PDI.
The fifth annual Pediatric Device Innovation Symposium is scheduled to take place on Sept. 24 in San Jose, Calif., where six innovations will be awarded up to $250,000 in prizes.
Eskandanian said that the goal of the pitch competition is to give financial support to bring pediatric devices to market faster and closing the gap that lies between the prototyping and device development lifecycle stages.
Judges at the competition will include: Susan Alpert, a former director of the FDA Office of Device Evaluation and former senior vice president and chief regulatory officer of Medtronic; Charles Berul from Children’s National; Andrew Elbardissi from Deerfield Management; Rick Greenwald from the New England Pediatric Device Consortium (NEPDC); Josh Makower from NEA; Jennifer McCaney from MedTech Innovator and Jackie Phillips from Johnson and Johnson.
The one-day symposium is expected to bring in medical device innovators, investors, researchers, clinicians and poly makers to help get pediatric device innovations to market faster.
Those interested int he symposium can see the agenda and register online on the symposium’s website.