M-PED provided connections to resources in regulatory investigation and intellectual property (including patent searches) that were critical to the development of the Charpie Pediatric Intubation System. The Gap Funding Award is helping me turn the conceptual design into a functional prototype in a collaboration with a local medical device firm.
"NCC-PDI is seeking proposals from inventors in medical institutions,
private practices, the business community, and academic researchers who
have medical device concepts or ideas for use with pediatric patients.
Proposals should address a significant, yet unmet need within the
pediatric population with a device idea that lends itself to
For more information and application instructions, see the NCC-PDI website:
Michigan Pediatric Device Consortium (M-PED)
400 N Ingalls Building
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
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