NCC-PDI Competition


Each year, the NCC-PDI competition advances the Consortium in its mission to help innovators develop and bring to market medical devices to protect the health and safety of children,” said William E. Bentley, Ph.D., Robert E. Fischell Distinguished Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Maryland and Director of the Robert E. Fischell Institute for Biomedical Devices. “This competition was special in that it occurred on February 29, also known as “Rare Disease Day”, a day that draws our attention to diseases or disorders that affect fewer than 200,000 individuals. Over 50% of rare diseases affect kids. The innovators recognized by this competition demonstrate how entrepreneurship and ingenuity can create solutions for the myriad health challenges impacting our children.”


Published February 29, 2016