A partnership with an Israeli university and technology company will help Cincinnati Children’s develop medical devices designed specifically for younger patients.

Ben-Gurion University engineers and technology researchers will work with Cincinnati Children’s to identify what devices are needed by pediatric hospitals.

“Many devices used today to treat children are actually miniaturized adult devices that do not sufficiently address the clinical needs of children,” said Dr. Richard Azizkhan, surgeon-in-chief at Cincinnati Children’s. “The challenge with adapted devices is they frequently are not the ideal solution, especially for very small and fragile infants.”

CincyTech, a Cincinnati-based nonprofit venture investment organization, will help with the evaluation of the new device concepts for their market potential.