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The nonprofit Institute for Pediatric Innovation Inc. (IPI) in Cambridge, working with Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, has received a $340,000 grant from Philips Healthcare to develop an adhesive medical device to be used in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs).

Some 250,000 to 350,000 premature babies each year need treatment in NICUs involving sensors and other devices attached to their still-underdeveloped skin, which can tear using today’s adhesive tapes, said Ross Trimby, chief operating officer of IPI.

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