The West Coast Consortium for Technology & Innovation in Pediatrics (CTIP) is proud to announce its 2019 Symposium, The Los Angeles MedTech Ecosystem: Spotlight on Pediatrics. This is an annual event that represents the Los Angeles convening of innovators, clinicians, entrepreneurs, engineers and wayward thinkers.
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Main Campus
4650 W. Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90027
The Los Angeles MedTech Ecosystem: Spotlight on Pediatrics Symposium will feature leaders and key stakeholders in the Los Angeles MedTech ecosystem. Attendees, partners, and sponsors will learn more about pediatric MedTech and this innovation ecosystem through panelists, keynote speakers, product demos, and networking.
The winners of CTIP’s 2019 Catalyzing Pediatric Innovation (CPI) grant will demonstrate their technologies. These innovators are creating novel solutions for pediatric patients in diverse fields. Learn more about them below.
Clinical research for breakthrough sickle cell diagnostic device - Hemex Health has developed an affordable, accurate, and compact testing platform (Gazelle™) for the millions of people who are at risk of malaria and sickle cell disease and lack access to viable diagnostics.
MiniMagnamosis: Transforming Neonatal Esophageal Atresia Repair - UCSF Surgical Innovation within UCSF’s pediatric surgery division has created tiny, specially shaped magnets that form a magnetic compression anastomosis to provide babies born with esophageal atresia with a continuous esophagus, allowing them to eat and drink on their own for the first time.
OmniJect - Alerje, Inc. is building an IoT phone case that holds a slim epinephrine auto-injector that when used during emergencies, alerts a users CareCircle with location info via a mobile app.
Preclinical study for dynamic monitoring of VP shunt status using patented implantable microsensors - Senseer LLC is developing a multi-sensor module, MultiSense, that can be put in-line with already approved, implantable devices such as catheters or shunts, ultimately allowing for remote monitoring of device performance and, with that, timely intervention before severe and costly-to-treat symptoms arise due to device failure.
Smart Otoscope - Cactus Medical has developed a one-touch otoscope that uses light spectroscopy to automatically indicate middle ear effusion (indicative of ear infection) in 1 second during standard otoscopy.
A Smart Pacifier for Objective Behavioral Assessments of Infant Hearing - BrainChild Technologies, LLC is improving early identification of hearing loss in infants through a low-cost smart pacifier.
This unique mix of public and private sector organizations, academic and healthcare institutions, the thriving entrepreneurial community, and the diverse patient population found here in Los Angeles has primed our region to become THE destination for pediatric MedTech innovation.
The West Coast Consortium for Technology & Innovation in Pediatrics (CTIP) is an FDA-funded pediatric MedTech accelerator centered at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Our goal is to facilitate the development, production, and distribution of pediatric medical devices by identifying companies working in the space and providing advice, networking, and direct and indirect financial support on the road to commercialization. Our consortium includes children’s hospitals, academic institutions, accelerators and incubators across the West Coast.
We are honored to be joined by our event partners in hosting The Los Angeles MedTech Ecosystem: Spotlight on Pediatrics. Please join us in recognizing our amazing partners for their contributions and support!
We are honored to be joined by our event partners in hosting The Los Angeles MedTech Ecosystem: Spotlight on Pediatrics. Please join us in recognizing our amazing sponsors for their contributions and support!
All sponsorship funding directly contributes to CTIP’s operations and programming, intended to identify and support early stage pediatric medical device innovators on their journey from concept to commercialization.
For more information about attendance, sponsorship, or if you are interested in speaking, please contact Sree Batchu, CTIP Innovation Program Administrator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
6:00-8:00: VIP Networking Reception
1:00pm - Check-in, MedTech exhibits
2:00pm - Welcome from the Director
2:10pm - Opening Remarks
2:20pm - Keynote Address
2:40pm - Panel #1: Data, Real World Evidence, and Medical Devices
3:20pm - Panel #2: Impact Investing: Finding Value Where Others May Not
3:50pm - About the 2019 Catalyzing Pediatric Innovation Grant
4:00pm - CPI Grant Winners Presentations
4:50pm - Closing Remarks
5:00pm to 7:00pm - Reception