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Medical Devices: "Pediatric conditions often require pediatric-specific engineering"

Interview with Dr. Matthew Maltese, principal investigator at the Philadelphia Pediatric Device Consortium (PPDC)

Children are not just small adults and they cannot be treated as such. Physicians have recognized this but manufacturers of medical devices have a hard time here: the market for pediatric medical devices is very small and researchers have difficulties to turn their ideas into commercially successful products.

03/10/2014

Photo: Dr. Matthew Maltese

Dr. Matthew Maltese; © Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia

Photo: Doctor and Girl

Children are not just small adults: treating them sometimes requires more than "scaling down" existing devices for adults. Then, completely new products need to be designed; © panthermedia.net/CandyBox Images

Photo: Timo Roth; Copyright: B. Frommann

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