We’re Helping the New England Pediatric Device Consortium (NEPDC) Find Better Apnea Monitoring Medical Devices for Preemies

We’re excited to be able to say that the New England Pediatric Device Consortium announced two award recipients for the 2nd Annual NEPDC Target Challenge, which sought out novel medical device ideas that can improve diagnosis and detection of apnea for children and preemies. Graham’s Foundation (along with the National Sleep Foundation) has been a strong supporter of the efforts of the NEPDC in the area of apnea monitor research.

Awarables in Potomac, MD was awarded $40,000 and 200 hours of in-kind services to commercialize a Sleep Management Platform that integrates a hardware sensor with software analytics for monitoring sleep disorders. Circadiance in Export, PA was awarded $20,000 and 200 hours of in-kind services to commercialize the next generation of their SmartMonitor technology. This new incarnation of SmartMonitor will leverage the success of its predecessor by measuring pulse oximetry, heart rate, and respiratory effort to determine the presence of apnea in patients less than 12 month of age.

In a NEPDC press release, our founder and president Nick Hall made the following statement: “We are thrilled for the awardees and the potential impact their devices will have for our preemie population. We wish them all the best and look forward to finding ways to contribute the parent voice in their development.”

Read more about NEPDC’s Target Challenge and the potential impact of the proposed devices on neonatology here: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/10/prweb12991567.htm

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