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August 21, 2023

West Coast Pediatrics Consortium recognizes PyrAmes for pediatric medical device innovation

PyrAmes has been awarded a Catalyzing Pediatric Innovation (CPI) grant by the West Coast Consortium for Technology & Innovation in Pediatrics (CTIP), centered at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Including PyrAmes, only five innovators were selected for developing novel devices and technologies for pediatric patients in CTIP’s seventh annual competition.

PyrAmes was selected for its novel approach to monitor the blood pressure of critically-ill, yet stabilized, infants who have not yet been treated for hypotension, by extending the use of its non-invasive, wearable Boppli® device. There were ~3.6 million live U.S. births in 2020, with 9% to 13% requiring NICU care (~400,000), including monitoring of vital signs such as blood pressure.

CTIP is a pediatric medical device accelerator centered at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) and the University of Southern California (USC). CTIP promotes the commercialization and clinical use of pediatric medical device technology. Its goal is to support innovators and encourage development of safe, effective medical devices designed specifically for pediatric patients.