The Atlantic Pediatric Device Consortium (APDC) is pleased to announce its 7th 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.
APDC is seeking proposals from inventors in the medical community who have medical device concepts or ideas for use with pediatric patients. Proposals should address a significant pediatric problem with device ideas ready to progress from an initial concept that addresses an unmet need to a commercially viable product.
The proposal should be directed towards development of a commercializable product, not research of a scientific concept. Issues such as prototyping, manufacturing, marketing, and regulatory clearance will be paramount and should be addressed explicitly.