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The Challenge and Promise of Pediatric Device Innovation

By Daniel Henrich on Jun 7, 2019 9:31:20 AM

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By Matthew R. Maltese, The Pennsylvania Pediatric Medical Device Consortium, and Daniel Henrich, Archimedic

As a society, we seem to regard the lives of children as more innocent, precious, and worthy of protection than those of adults. This superior valuation of child well-being is not limited to people with children of their own, or those in attendance at pediatric device conferences: in an ongoing MIT study of human perspectives on how autonomous vehicles should behave in the event of an unavoidable collision, respondents regularly indicate the vehicle should be programmed to spare child passengers or pedestrians over adults.[i] 

However, the medical device marketplace for children does not reflect these values. There are far fewer pediatric devices than adult devices on the market, meaning one of the most vulnerable patient populations also is one of the most underserved. 

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MedTech Mindset Podcast: Securing Funding with Adam Dakin, Part I

By Daniel Henrich on Jun 6, 2019 1:57:21 PM

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EPISODE 9 - Securing Funding, Part I

In this episode, Adam Dakin, Managing Director of Dreamit Health, covers funding trends in medtech and how to pitch to institutional investors. (Part II available here.)

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MedTech Mindset Podcast: Staking Your IP Claim

By Daniel Henrich on May 7, 2019 1:18:49 PM

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EPISODE 8 - Staking Your IP Claim

In this episode, Gregory Bernabeo, Patent Attorney and Partner at FisherBroyles, covers intellectual property ground rules and special topics in the medtech space. 

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