PDC Accelerator Shark Tank

Thirteen finalists pitched their pediatric device ideas to a panel of judges for a chance at $350k in seed funding, prototyping support, and customized advising.

Platinum Award - $50,000

  • Bionic Tot - Button Huggie: Gastrostomy button securement device

  • Gravitas Medical - Optimizing enteral feeding, placement, and nutrition

  • Palmm - Bioelectronic to stop excessive sweating

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals Award - $50,000

  • University of California, San Francisco - Beacon: A wireless tracheostomy alarm and respiratory monitoring system

Stanford Maternal & Child Health Research Institute Award - $50,000

  • Stanford University - MiG2.0: Instrumented mouthguard for assessment of mild traumatic brain injury in youth contact sport

Gold award - $12,500

  • Amnion Life - Neonatal incubator with synthetic amniotic fluid

  • Smileyscope - Transforming medical procedures through VR

  • Eclipse Enterogenesis - Distraction enterogenesis for short bowel syndrome

Silver award - $5,000

  • CereVu Medical - Real-time non-invasive objective pain monitor

  • KIT Bio - Dipstick for kidney transplant rejection

  • Eko - Measuring ventricular strain by handheld acoustic cardiography

Finalists

  • Stanford University - Micro-basophil activation test (uBAT): A rapid food allergy diagnostic device

  • University of California, San Francisco - Tabla: Acoustic pediatric pneumonia detection device

Judges:

Tejal Desai, PhD  Professor & Chair, Department of Bioengineering & Therapeutic Sciences, UCSF Director, Health Innovation Via Engineering, UCSF

Tejal Desai, PhD
Professor & Chair, Department of Bioengineering & Therapeutic Sciences, UCSF
Director, Health Innovation Via Engineering, UCSF

Doug Crawford, PhD  Managing Director, Mission Bay Capital

Doug Crawford, PhD
Managing Director, Mission Bay Capital

Andrew Cleeland  CEO, Fogarty Institute for Innovation

Andrew Cleeland
CEO, Fogarty Institute for Innovation



Maky Zanganeh, DDS, MBA  Founder & CEO, Maky Zanganeh & Associates

Maky Zanganeh, DDS, MBA
Founder & CEO, Maky Zanganeh & Associates

Kim Newell Green, MD  President, San Francisco Marin Medical Society

Kim Newell Green, MD
President, San Francisco Marin Medical Society


 
 

Details

Date: Friday, March 29, 2019
Time: 12:30PM
Location: Li Ka Shing Conference Center - Berg Hall, Rooms B & C
291 Campus Drive, Stanford, CA

 

The pitch competition is a featured event at the Stanford Children’s Health Pediatric Innovation Showcase.