October 12, 2017

Two firms awarded grants to develop medical devices for children

By: Judy Mathias
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Editor’s Note

The Philadelphia Pediatric Medical Device Consortium (PPMDC) has chosen two companies out of eight finalists to receive grants of $50,000 each to develop medical devices for children.

The devices include a:

  • speech generating system that allows hospitalized children who are unable to speak to communicate with clinicians
  • handheld scanner to detect intracranial bleeding in children without using radiology.

 PPMDC is a collaboration that involves Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Drexel University, and the University of Pennsylvania. 

 

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