Challenge Produces Innovative Pediatric Medication Dispensing Devices

IPI recently partnered with Pfizer to hold an open innovation challenge to solicit and support innovative ideas to administer a new drug formulation. Pfizer has developed a solid multiparticulate drug formulated specifically for children.

Twenty-five applicants submitted designs for the challenge. In the end, two companies were chosen as winners, with grants from Pfizer of $50,000 each. One company was Balda C. Brewer, of the Balda Group, who has extensive experience in creating plastic solutions for the healthcare industry. The other was HS Design, a recognized leader in user-centered medical design.

We look forward to continued collaboration with both companies on developing their designs into useable products. For more information, see our press release at