Medical Devices

Israel-Cincinnati Children’s collaboration developing kid-sized medical devices

Cincinnati Children’s went all the way to Israel to make surgery easier and safer for children.
Engineers at Ben-Gurion University met with doctors from the children’s hospital to come up with an alternative to medical tools built for adult-sized bodies.
“Our doctors came up with about 70 clinical challenges and presented these to the engineers,” said Mike Pistone, a market analyst at children’s Center for Technology Commercialization.
“The next day the group had prioritized list of about 20 projects,” he said. “Some of these products were not on the original list, but had come from the brainstorming.”

The ideas are too new to have patent protection, so Pistone didn’t have any specific examples to share. He said the Children’s team came home with 10 projects to keep working on.

CincyTech will help Children’s evaluate the new device ideas for market potential.

The FDA recently had a workshop on developing pediatric medical devices. Watch the video of the proceedings here.

See what else Children’s commercialization center is working on.


Veronica Combs

I was the editor in chief at I started writing and editing in the print world and joined a dotcom right before the 2000 crash. I was at TechRepublic/CNET/BNET for 7 years. Health was more interesting to me than the latest version of Windows, so I left for a startup tracking prescription drug news. A year later, MedTrackAlert was acquired by HealthCentral, so I shifted to audience research. The fun of daily news and interviewing smart people brought me to MedCity News in February 2012. More posts by Author

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