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Huge need for tiny medical devices

Only 24% of the lifesaving medical devices the FDA has approved in the past decade are approved for pediatric use, and most are for adolescents and teenagers, leaving pediatric and neonatal surgeons few options and many barriers, writes Kurt Newman, president and CEO of Children's National Hospital. The FDA and Congress have taken steps to address the lack of medical devices for children, and public-private partnerships can accelerate progress, and Children's National is opening the first pediatric research and innovation campus in the US, Newman writes.

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