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President's Fiscal Year Budget Request for FDA Cites NCC-PDI Successes
The budget request specifically cited two devices born out of NCC-PDI, BabySteps Platform Software and Polyvascular. BabySteps is a platform device which incorporates 3D scanning, computer modeling and 3D printing to improve assessment and treatment of the clubfoot deformity. PolyVascular is a polymeric transcatheter synthetic valve that incorporates thinner yet durable polymeric leaflets allowing for percutaneous placement of smaller diameter valves in much younger children than currently available valves.
The MPowering Entrepreneurship Fellowship will help transition innovative medical device projects into great business ideas by utilizing various programs offered through the University of Maryland, including the Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) program.The Travel Fellowship promotes the translation of basic scientific and engineering research into innovative solutions to biomedical challenges, and is available to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers working with IBBR/REFI mentors.