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Since 2014, The PDIC has supported development of the following technologies in collaboration with our program partners, the University of Minnesota Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI), Office of Discovery and Translation and the University of Minnesota, Medical Devices Center. 


Tissue-engineered pediatric heart valve that can grow with a child to reduce or eliminate repeat open-heart procedures
Point-of-care pediatric echocardiogram technology to capture diagnostic data in health care settings lacking access to ultrasound technicians (in collaboration with The Newborn Foundation)
Weight-based dosing syringe for delivery of rescue medication during pediatric cardiac arrest*
Telemedicine system to identify congenital heart disease in low resource settings (in collaboration with Children’s Heartlink and One Heart Health)
Blood-pressure monitoring cuff to accurately capture blood pressure data in pediatric patients (in collaboration with UMN Medical Devices Center Innovation Fellows)
Post-surgical monitor for single ventricle patients to assess systemic to plumonary blood flow (in collaboration with UMN Medical Devices Center Innovation Fellows)


Intra-pulmonary aerosol generator for drug delivery in intubated neonates (in collaboration with Abbe Vision)
Wearable thermometer for home-based detection of neonatal fever and hypothermia in low-resource settings (in collaboration with Maternova, Inc.)
Wearable breastmilk device for discreat, automated stimulation, expression and collection of breast milk


Intraluminal bronchial stent to improve quality of life and outcomes for patients with bronchomalacia
Modified bubble CPAP device that can be assembled from materials available in low resource settings to support children experiencing respiratory disress such as preterm infants or respiratory infection
A Low-Resource Oxygen Blender for Use in Modified Bubble CPAP Circuits
Wearable ambulatory breathing sensor to continuously assess respiratory function in patients with neuromuscular disorders


Communication tool to improve understanding and compliance with sequenced events in populations with impared cognitive or language abilities (in collaboration with Speech & Language Collaborative)
Digital solution to reduce dental anxiety, reduce the need for anesthesia and maximize patient outcomes by providing a virtual educational experience


Wearable device for eczema to provide improved options for home-based treatment (in collaboration with UMN Medical Devices Center Innovation Fellows)
Specialized products for fragile skin to allow for effective adhesion of medical equipment without damaging skin*


Catheter to improve reliability of Cerebral Spinal Fluid (CFS) shunts and minimize complications of shunt failure in patients with hyrocephalus (in collaborations with Cerovations)
Instrumented external ventricular drain
Seizure monitoring device for care takers to detect non tonic clonic seizures in children (in collaboration with UMN Medical Devices Center Innovation Fellows)


Imaging software that converts 2D images into 3D models to assess thoracic cage volume in children with scoliosis
Surgical navigation tool to guide pediatric-specific orthopedic surgeris*


IV pole accessory to improve patient safety, mobility and prevention of infection for use in pediatric inpatient settings*
Platform to promote adherance with home-based pediatric rehabilitation therapies following pediatric stroke or other conditions impacting motor skills (in collaboration with the Minneapolis VA Health Care System)
Drug-delivery mechanism to increase adherence in patients with adrenal insufficiency
Peritoneal dialysis connector device to reduce risk infection for pediatric patients with renal disease
Surgical device for pediatric cleft palate
Virtual hospital rounding tool 
Peritoneal dialysis technology for use in low-resource settings

*Projects received PDIC strategic guidance only. All other projects received PDIC financial support in addition to strategic guidance

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