Innovation Excellence | Why Investors Hate Medtech Innovation for Kids

by Barry Didato

Medical Solutions for Children

Julius Caesar once said, “Men believe that which they wish to be true.” Today, this statement rings true when sampling investors’ opinions that enough is being done to assist innovators trying to bring medical solutions to help sick children. Most investors are horrified to learn the reality is that less than 6 percent of medtech investment in the US goes toward pediatric innovation even though children comprise 25% of medical need. Further, the 6 percent that finds its way to help with pediatric innovation — largely through groups such as The Innovation Institute, nonprofits, impact investors and philanthropists– is divided among preemie, infants, toddlers, young children and pre-teens.  More…