The National Capital Consortium for Pediatric Device Innovation recently announced five electrophysiology devices that could monitor and treat congenital heart disease and arrhythmia in pediatric patients.
The five winners of the annual NCC-PDI “Make Your Medical Device Pitch for Kids!” competition will share a $150,000 grant funding from the FDA to support the advancement of pediatric medical devices.
The competition was conducted by NCC-PDI partner Medtech Innovator and was part of the 9th annual Symposium on Pediatric Device Innovation.
Congenital heart defects are the most common type of birth defect, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It affects six out of 1,000 babies born in the U.S. each year and is often complicated by arrhythmias. There has been a lot of advances in technologies to care for adult arrhythmias within the last 10 years, but pediatrics is slower to innovate with only five devices approved for use in childr…