6 win national pediatric medical device competition, share $250k in grants

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The National Capital Consortium for Pediatric Device Innovation announced six winners in its annual "Make Your Medical Device Pitch for Kids!" competition, according to a statement Sept. 30 from Children's National Hospital in Washington, D.C.

The winners, who will share $250,000 in grants funded by the FDA, are:

1. Cambridge, Mass.-based Adipomics for COVI-SPOT, a one-step COVID-19 test.

2. Beverly Hills, Mich.-based Biosense for the first working non-contract EKG.

3. Olathe, Kan.-based Innara Health for a biofeedback device to help newborn and premature infants improve feeding readiness

4. Melbourne, Australia-based Navi Medical Technologies for its non-invasive device providing real-time feedback of the central line tip location via ECG

5. South San Francisco-based Novonate for its secure umbilical catheter insertion site for neonates in the ICU.

6. Costa Mesa, Calif.-based Renata Medical for a growth stent to treat congenital narrowed lesions in neonatal patients

Read the full press release with footage of the pitch competition here.

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