Challenges and Opportunities in Pediatric Device Development – A Pediatric Tech Talk Webinar

Pediatric device development is an exciting area of innovation that traverses academic and commercial settings. However, it does not come without its own unique challenges and obstacles. In this Pediatric Tech Talk webinar, Wilbur Lam, MD, PhD shared his experiences in the field of pediatric device development as a co-founder of two such startup companies, Cellscope and Sanguina.

Dr. Lam is a biomedical engineer at Emory and Georgia Tech and a clinical pediatric hematologist/oncologist at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. His research involves developing and translating innovative micro-engineered and mHealth technologies to advance research and improve the health of children, especially those with blood diseases. One of the more recent innovations that Dr. Lam helped develop is the app AnemoCheck, which allows patients that are suspected of suffering from low blood levels of hemoglobin to test their levels by using photos of their fingernails instead of having to draw blood.

Learn more about the opportunities and challenges of developing and translating biomedical technologies for commercialization in an academic setting, with a focus on pediatric and diagnostic spaces in this Tech Talk from the archives originally recorded in August 2019. This webinar is highly relevant to both researchers and students of pediatric medicine who are interested in clinically translating their inventions or in forming university-borne startups.