By Dr. Marion Pierson
The Institute for Pediatric Innovation Inc. added another hospital to the consortium of medical centers it’s assembled to develop medical products for infants and children.
The Cambridge, Mass.-based institute tapped Children’s Medical Center Dallas for its collaborative of seven health centers working to develop medical devices and pharmaceuticals specifically designed for pediatric indications.
Institute for Pediatric Innovation landed a $340,000 grant from Andover, Mass.-based Philips Healthcare (NYSE:PHG) to develop an adhesive system tailored for premature babies.
The skin of neonates is very fragile. The institute found an unmet need for an adhesive designed specifically for neonatal intensive care unit settings that wouldn’t tear newborns’ tender dermis.
The Food & Drug Administration awarded the MISTRAL Collaborative of SRI International and the Stanford University School of Medicine a $1 million grant to support the agency’s work to commercialize medical devices for newborn intensive care units.
MISTRAL, which stands for Multidisciplinary Initiative for Surgical Technology Research Advanced Laboratory, is working in conjunction with the Cambridge, Mass.-based Institute for Pediatric Innovation, which has had success spurring commercialization of medical devices for treating children.
The Institute for Pediatric Innovation Inc. added another health center to the consortium of healthcare providers it’s assembled to develop medical products for children.
The Cambridge, Mass.-based institute tapped Children’s National Medical Center of Washington, D.C., for its collaborative of six health centers working to develop medical devices and pharmaceuticals specifically designed for infants and children.
The Institute for Pediatric Innovation Inc. is working with a pair of hospitals to develop medical devices for infants in neonatal intensive care units.
The Cambridge, Mass.-based institute said it’s working with California’s Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford on a new pediatric endotracheal tube optimized for neonatal care and with University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital of Cleveland on a vein transilluminator designed to reduce the number of needle sticks required to locate a vein.