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Pediatric Device Accelerator Pitch Competition

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The UCSF Pediatric Device Accelerator combines seed funding with customized clinical, engineering, regulatory, business, and product development advising from experienced innovators and industry leaders to help drive promising pediatric device ideas towards market availability for patient benefit. 

At the Pitch Competition, 8 finalists presented their product ideas to a panel of judges for the chance to win up to $50k in prizes.


Date: Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Time: 5:00 - 7:30 PM, reception to follow
Location: UCSF Mission Hall, Room 1400 - 550 16th St., San Francisco, CA


Awards:

$50,000

  • Dynamic Spinal Tethering System for Pediatric Scoliosis
    • Auctus Surgical - San Francisco, CA
  • High-Sensitivity, Comfortable, and Flexible Printed MRI Coil Arrays
    • InkSpace Imaging - Moraga, CA

$30,000

  • Pediatric VentRight Monitor
    • Certus Critical Care - Sacramento, CA
  • Breastfeeding Appliance for Infants Born with Cleft Palate
    • Shape Change Technologies - Thousand Oaks, CA
  • Tabla: Pneumonia Detection Device
    • Adam Rao - San Francisco, CA

$20,000

  • Minimally Invasive Treatment for Anastomotic Esophageal Strictures
    • Boston Children's Hospital - Boston, MA
  • Neocare Peritoneal Dialysis
    • Thorn Tech - Castro Valley, CA
  • 3-D Printed Pectus Carinatum Brace
    • UNYQ - San Francisco, CA

People's Choice Award - $2,500*

  • Tabla: Pneumonia Detection Device
    • Adam Rao - San Francisco, CA

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