Valley Children’s Partners with Innovation Lab to Host Pediatric Innovation Showcase

Valley Children’s Partners with Innovation Lab to Host Pediatric Innovation Showcase

Valley Children’s Healthcare, in partnership with The Innovation Lab, will host the fourth annual Pediatric Innovation Showcase on Thursday, May 30. The virtual gathering will allow participants to hear directly from cutting-edge companies that are advancing products to solve big problems for the smallest patients and their families.

Pediatric Innovation Showcase

Thursday, May 30 10 – 11 a.m. (PDT)

Location: Virtual

No cost to participate


"Valley Children's owes its existence to the visionary spirit of our five founding mothers who, in the late 1940s, conceived the idea of a pediatric hospital for children in the heart of the Central Valley,” says Valley Children’s Healthcare President and CEO Todd Suntrapak. “Imagination, forward-thinking, and unwavering determination were the cornerstones of innovation then, and they continue to define Valley Children's today.”

Companies to be showcased include:

AngelEye Health

AngelEye Health is advancing NICU care by equipping care teams with tools that optimize workflow while empowering families through a comprehensive suite of technologies. AngelEye goes beyond camera engagement solutions by providing a robust platform that integrates families into the care team more effectively. Their trusted solutions enable a powerful ecosystem that fosters a family-centered approach, focusing on the patient's well-being throughout the NICU journey.

Cardinal Health

The next evolution in the Cardinal Health™ Kangaroo™ Portfolio, the NTrainer System 2.0, is the only FDA Class ll biofeedback device designed to help newborns and infants born prematurely develop their non-nutritive sucking skills needed for independent oral feeding. It has been clinically proven to reduce the time to full oral feeds in preterm infants while shortening the length of stay for preterm infants in the NICU.

Eyas Medical Imaging

Eyas Medical Imaging is an experienced team of magnetic resonance scientists, engineers, and medical device professionals committed to bringing the best of MRI to babies where and when they need it. Our Ascent3T Neonatal MRI System is designed specifically for infant anatomy and can be directly installed within a NICU. It utilizes a 3 Tesla (3T) magnet, previously unavailable in neonatal MRI systems. Note: The Ascent3T Neonatal MRI System is not commercially available in any country. The product is not cleared for clinical use in the United States. Eyas Medical Imaging: Where Neonatal Care Begins.


At Ezalife, we create simple, safe, wearable post-operative securement devices. Our dedication to innovation and the customer experience guides us toward a world with improved post-op care, where patients can be free to live their lives with dignity and greater independence. Co-founded by a pediatric surgeon, Ezalife's products are designed to decrease the risk of infection and other complications associated with surgically placed medical devices, including gastrostomy buttons, tunneled central venous catheters, and more. Ezalife maintains its dedication to the pediatric community, partnering with Children's Hospital Colorado in order to bring to market the company's flagship product, a g-button securement device called the Button Huggie.


NeoLight is a medical device company focused on best-in-class technologies for treating preventable conditions in the newborn care market. Since our founding, NeoLight’s focus has been to deliver the best technologies possible for the newborn care market; technologies that will be the new gold standard for the coming decades. Our product portfolio focuses on an infant’s first 30 days of life. Neolight provides newborn jaundice treatment with Skylife, ocular screening with the ICON retinal camera to monitor for retinopathy of prematurity and other eye diseases, and a non-nutritive sucking device the P.A.L. to promote progression to oral feeding for infants. The entire NeoLight portfolio enables infants to thrive and progress towards earlier discharge from the newborn nursery and neonatal intensive care units.


Nicolette makes software for kids and their families that rapidly empowers them to be competent members of their own care team. Nicolette's first product is called NicoBoard, made for the parents of NICU babies. NicoBoard transforms raw EHR data into easy-to-understand insights, education, and participation tools. These tools give parents input and say in care, improving health outcomes while reducing costs for hospitals and insurance companies.


In October of 2019, Valley Children’s launched a partnership with The Innovation Institute, a national, independent medical product incubator and healthcare services provider, to spark innovation across the health network. The Institute’s Innovation Lab is staffed with scientists, doctors and commercialization experts who evaluate ideas, build prototypes, protect them, license them and then take them to market directly or through industry partners. Valley Children’s innovation program, known as George’s Idea Lab, operates as part of The Innovation Lab. To register to attend, or to receive a link to the recording after the event, click here.

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