The overall goal of the PedMedDev Hub is to promote and improve medical devices for our children.
Regulatory requirements, high development costs, a small market share and insufficient remuneration hinder the development of child-centered medical technology, although it is precisely they, and with them society, that would benefit most.
The PedMedDev Hub is the hub for linking people, resources and infrastructures. By combining synergistically the potential of all stakeholders like patients, clinicians, scientists, engineers and medical device manufacturers , the above-mentioned hurdles in the development of medical devices for children can be overcome. This includes the identification and evaluation of clinical needs and the design and development of creative solutions and processes as well as the transfer to the clinic and thus to the patient - both with national and European reach.
The PedMedDev Hub will intensify the existing activities and realize the network of competencies to enable strategic initiatives to accelerate safe, efficient and cost-effective innovation.
In particular, the current new technologies (e. g. 3D printing, rapid prototyping, digitalization in healthcare, AI, sensor technology, nano devices) are creating major opportunities for paediatric medical devices.
The PedMedDev - Project is supported by the Damp Stiftung.
University of Oxford, UK
Fraunhofer-Institut für Toxikologie und Experimentelle Medizin ITEM, Hannover
Wachenhausen Law, Lübeck, Germany
Klinik für Kinderchirurgie am UKSH Lübeck, Germany
Deutsches Herzzentrum Munich, Germany
University of Minnesota, Masonic Children's Hospital, Minneapolis, USA
Klinik für Kinder- und Jugendmedizin UKSH Lübeck, Germany
University of Gent, Belgium
University of Liverpool, UK
Medizinische Universität Graz, Austria