In treating pediatric patients, doctors and hospitals are often limited by available devices or drugs that have not been optimized for the treatment of children. Don Lombardi saw the absence of appropriate devices and drug formulations for kids as a significant opportunity to effect positive change. Three years ago he founded the Institute for Pediatric Innovation in Cambridge Massachusetts to create new ways to foster, streamline, and stimulate development and commercial adoption of new medical products for children. We spoke to Lombardi about his organization, why there aren’t more devices and drugs designed specifically to meet the needs of children and the deadly toll that results.
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