US researchers to develop new paediatric medical devices

February 6, 2019

The initiative will be supported by the UCSF-Stanford Pediatric Device Consortium.

Currently, a team of the researchers is developing a device to facilitate the non-surgical closure of feeding tube sites in children. Feeding tubes are generally used in children on a temporary basis but can result in leakages in the abdomen upon removal.

A separate team is working to create a monitoring system for babies with reflux, which is common but could develop into a pathological condition in some babies.