Navigation Links
CHOP and Drexel experts team up to boost pipeline of medical devices for children
Date:12/10/2013

Philadelphia, Dec. 10, 2013 For medical devices, as with many medicines, the market for children is a small fraction of the adult market, and there are far fewer child-sized devices. But, of course, the need exists, even if proper devices may not.

"It's not simply a matter of scaling down adult equipment for pediatric use," said Matthew Maltese, Ph.D., a bioengineer at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). "Pediatricians have long known that children are not just small adults, and adults are not just big children."

Maltese is the principal investigator of the Philadelphia Regional Pediatric Medical Device Consortium (PPDC), which brings engineers and biomedical researchers from CHOP, Drexel University and the University of Pennsylvania to address the shortage of medical devices designed for children.

The PPDC recently received a $1.5 million, five-year grant from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). One of only seven pediatric device consortia nationwide recently funded by the FDA, the Philadelphia consortium will provide clinical, business and regulatory expertise, as well as seed funding, to help translate promising, innovative ideas into commercial devices for use in young patients.

"For a variety of reasons, it is difficult to advance pediatric medical devices beyond the idea stage," said Maltese. "We provide innovators with the support they need to transform concepts into practical and available medical devices that benefit children."

Robert Levy, M.D., William J. Rashkind Endowed Chair in Pediatric Cardiology at CHOP and a co-principal investigator of the Philadelphia PDC, also sees opportunities to help children, saying, "The Consortium will help to address unmet needs for pediatric medical devices." Like Maltese, in addition to his CHOP position, Levy is on the faculty of the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

Levy's experience is reflected in his 35 is
'/>"/>

Contact: John Ascenzi
Ascenzi@email.chop.edu
267-426-6055
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Making memories: Drexel researchers explore the anatomy of recollection
2. Drexel researchers looking inside vessels to understand bloods ebb and flow
3. Penn and Drexel team demonstrates new paradigm for solar cell construction
4. Drexel study: Consumers order a less unhealthy meal when the menu has nutritional labeling
5. Worlds leading coral experts to gather in Australia
6. Smell and taste experts to discuss new discoveries
7. Coral reef experts to present latest coral reef science during July symposium
8. Divide the Antarctic to protect native species, propose experts
9. World experts meet in Edinburgh to consider how life experiences impact on our genes
10. Major migration of bird experts flock to Vancouver
11. Experts propose cyber war on cancer
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/28/2014)... the University of Minnesota have developed an animal research ... for muscle regeneration research as well as studies of ... research is published in the current edition of the ... treatment for FSHD, which is thought by many to ... is an unusual genetic disorder because, unlike most genetic ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... Athens, Ga. The support of peer groups ... effective breastfeeding programs, according to recent University of ... mothers in the Athens-Clarke County area determined that ... the outcomes of mothers of infants. , "Mothers ... be successful at breastfeeding," said study co-author Alex ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... Advocate and Senior Staff Attorney at the Electronic Frontier ... of biometric and mobile commerce experts set to speak ... Tampa, Florida on September 15, ... Rahman, Director, Technology and Strategy at Samsung, and Philippe de ... this year,s event is Mobility at the Crossroads of ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):UMN researchers find animal model for understudied type of muscular dystrophy 2Breastfeeding study shows need for effective peer counseling programs 2Biometrics UnPlugged Welcomes the Electronic Frontier Foundation's Jennifer Lynch to the Mobility at the Crossroads of Commerce and Privacy Summit 2
... Ore. -- (May 9, 2011) -- High in the sky, ... airborne pollutants such as sulfur dioxide into reactive aqueous particulates. ... emerging research from the University of Oregon provides evidence that ... a pollutant of volcanic gasses and many combustion processes -- ...
... A collaboration between BBSRC, EPSRC and industry has today ... ways of extracting valuable chemicals from the co-products of ... biofuels produces low-value derivatives that are often sold as ... to find ways of processing these by-products to yield ...
... has shown promising results for treating coeliac disease in a ... Phase II trials within the next year. The Phase ... and bioactivity of the vaccine Nexvax2, which has been developed ... by an immune reaction to the gluten protein found in ...
Cached Biology News:Researchers get new view of how water and sulfur dioxide mix 2Public and private sectors unite to make more of brewing by-products 2Celiac disease vaccine shows promising results in Phase I trial 2
(Date:8/29/2014)... 2014 A major challenge before new ... dense realm of Boston-Cambridge, is gaining visibility that can ... Sherley, the Director of Boston’s Adult Stem Cell Technology ... national visibility of his company an important priority since ... addition to a social media marketing campaign ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... 2014 “This kit has an improved extraction ... 0 to 150 ppb,” said Mark Tess, PhD, Mycotoxin Product ... to plant owners and USDA-GIPSA inspection agencies that have a ... can take place in a matter of minutes with nothing ... test the feed and grain before accepting it, but they ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... -- Next month, executives from clinical trial marketing firm BBK Worldwide ... Patient-Centered Clinical Trials 2014 , to be held at ... September 4-5. Patient recruitment experts Bonnie A. Brescia , ... share insights on the benefits of employing an effective patient ... media to mobile apps – can be used to drive ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... BELLINGHAM, Washington, USA (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 ... Colorado next month for SPIE Laser Damage 2014 ... on optical materials for high-power lasers will run 14-17 ... international society for optics and photonics . , The ... key for understanding laser damage to optical materials will ...
Breaking Biology Technology:The Adult Stem Cell Technology Center, LLC Participates in Multiple Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Conferences Before Year End 2The Adult Stem Cell Technology Center, LLC Participates in Multiple Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Conferences Before Year End 3The Adult Stem Cell Technology Center, LLC Participates in Multiple Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Conferences Before Year End 4BBK Worldwide Leads Sessions at Key September Events 2Laser Damage to Draw Researchers, Engineers, Scientists to 46th Annual Conference 2Laser Damage to Draw Researchers, Engineers, Scientists to 46th Annual Conference 3
... Ontario and WAKE FOREST, N.C., Feb. 23, 2012 ... ( www.tersusenv.com ) announced today the signing of ... Under the terms of the agreement, Tersus Environmental ... – KB-1® and KB-1® Plus – as well ...
... PRA, a leading Clinical Research Organization, continues our expansion ... of an office in Singapore. The office will serve ... strengthening the quality and timeliness of our deliverables to ... the heart of the city-state, will provide monitoring, project ...
... PARK, Calif., Feb. 23, 2012 Telome Health, Inc.™, ... telomere biology in human health, has announced that co-founder and ... Year by Silicon Valley Business Journal. ... award, especially coming from the heart of innovation, Silicon Valley, ...
Cached Biology Technology:PRA Opens Office in Singapore 2Telome Health Co-founder and Nobel Laureate Elizabeth Blackburn Awarded Innovator of the Year 2
... The H2OBIT is a fully licensed, high throughput, ... processing of up to 24 microplates. This equates ... plates. ,A robotic arm rapidly transfers a ... in temperature ramping times that are considerably faster ...
... Dideoxycytidine Dideoxycytidine is a cytidine analog that ... retroviral activity. Immunogen: Chemical / ... The specificity of the ddC antiserum was ... of ddC to moles of ddC analog at ...
... series of Class II Biological Safety ... certification to the world's highest safety ... the cabinets cannot be adjusted out ... low noise and arm rest ensure ...
... HM-4000 Multidizer is designed with a variety ... rotating - all in one unit. Shake, ... independently operating compartments allow for hybridization and ... motion , The upper chamber uses ...
Biology Products: