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Designing for the Under-Served Pediatric Population
While the adult healthcare industry continues to grow in size and cost, the world of children’s healthcare remains fragmented and out of focus. More specifically, innovations in pediatrics appeal to smaller markets, due to being broken into numerous developmental phases and categories within the industry. Adult medical product opportunities are versatile and therefore present a greater market need, hence children are often treated using adult-sized equipment (i.e. unnecessary lengths of IV tubing hanging from a child’s mobile unit). The focus on pediatric innovation is so divided that pediatric patients are not being treated with the devices and products they really need.
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Posted on Oct 21, 2014