Richmond med-tech company lands spot in national pitch competition

Richmond medical technology company Tympanogen is a finalist in a national pitch competition from the National Capital Consortium for Pediatric Device Innovation.

The company, which develops nonsurgical treatments for ear, nose and throat issues, earned its place in the “Make Your Medical Device Pitch for Kids!” competition for its gel-patch system for eardrum repair, called Perf-Fix.

Beginning in June, Tympanogen and four other finalists will participate in a pediatric-focused section of an accelerator from Los Angeles-based MedTech Innovator — which bills itself as the world’s largest accelerator of medical devices — and vie for a share of $150,000 in grant funding from the Food and Drug Administration.

The National Capital Consortium for Pediatric Device Innovation focuses on building faster paths to commercialization for medical devices for kids. It is led by the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children’s National in D.C. as well as the…

Read the full story from the Washington Business Journal.

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