Currently few medical devices are developed specifically for or tested in children and young people whilst others are repurposed from adult applications or used off-label resulting in failure or complications. Designing medical devices for children poses a number of challenges including the need to be versatile to meet the demands of changing anatomy, physiology and development as children grow and mature, the need to consider the child in the context of the family, and the incorrect assumption that the market for paediatric devices is small.
In this framework, EPTRI has organised a webinar on “The biotech approach to paediatric medical devices” that will take place virtually on the 29th of September at 15.00 CEST.
It will explore the relationship between medical devices and biotechnology in the context of the needs of children and young people, with a case study on the challenge in developing resorbable implants for children and the need from the patients’ point of view.
The speakers will be experts:
Prof. Paul Dimitri, Professor of Child Health and Consultant in Paediatric endocrinology at Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust,
Prof. Annelie Weinberg, Professor of Orthopedic and Trauma specialised in children’s trauma at University of Graz.
It will be addressed to researchers from academia and industries who deal with paediatric MDs challenges.
The registration is mandatory at this link: https://forms.gle/Ri6UGeT1XUpuZTr49
The agenda of the webinar is:
29th of September, 15.00-16.00 CEST
15.00 CEST Convergent technologies in child health – Prof. Paul Dimitri
15.25 CEST Paediatric orthopedic trauma: bioresorbable implants from bench-bedside – Prof. Annelie Weinberg
15.40 CEST Questions&Answers