iCAN's Koh and West Share Results of Impact Pediatric Health Competition at SXSW 2019

Austin, Texas, March 22, 2019 -

From the 50 pediatric device applications submitted, the Southwest National Pediatric Device Consortium (SWPDC) provided the funding to four pediatric device innovators to accelerate devices designed to improve the safety and delivery of pediatric care.

The companies receiving $25,000 in direct device funding include:

Smileyscope, Cambridge, MA, transforms scary pediatric procedures with virtual reality @smileyscopeBardy Diagnostics

Seattle, WA, digital health and remote cardiac patient monitoring innovation @bardydxPrapela

Boston, MA, helps newborns breathe, relax and sleep with SVS – a breakthrough technology @PrapelainfoPolyVascular

Houston, TX, created pediatric polymeric transcatheter pulmonary valves @PolyVascular

“We were blown away by the level of talent and incredible innovation showcased at this year’s Impact Pediatric Health pitch competition,” said Dr. Chester Koh, Executive Director of SWPDC, pediatric urologist at Texas Children’s Hospital and professor of urology at Baylor College of Medicine. “At Impact Pediatric Health and SWPDC, we are always looking for the next cutting-edge breakthrough in the world of medical devices, and we are excited to stand beside these four companies and help accelerate the next generation of medical device companies impacting our youngest of patients.”

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