Maltese and other CHOP investigators have expert collaborators in the Coulter-Drexel Translational Research Partnership, led by Banu Onaral, Ph.D., director of the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems at Drexel University.
The Coulter-Drexel Partnership provides expert business, regulatory and intellectual property advice to promising projects with a potential to be translated into commercial products.
"We are proud to join CHOP and the University of Pennsylvania in this consortium," said Onaral. "The collaboration between Drexel and the PPDC augments Drexel's translational research capabilities with the know-how of institutions from around the nation. The PPDC has adopted the Coulter-Drexel translational research process in order to ensure that the promising work of this consortium will have a good chance of making it to the physicians, clinicians and patients who need it."
Through the Coulter-Drexel program, research is already under way that could help children with ADHD and dyslexia. In addition, technology is being developed under the guidance of this program that will help pediatricians better monitor the movement of babies in the womb and in improving the difficult procedure of placing an endotracheal tube in an infant.
"The Philadelphia Regional Pediatric Device Consortium's partnership with the Coulter-Drexel program will be a positive development for both groups," said Davood Tashayyod, Coulter project director at Drexel's School of Biomedical Engineering. "The Consortium includes some of the top innovators and clinicians in pediatric device development today. That, combined with th
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