Despite legislation intended to facilitate pediatric medical device development, innovation for pediatric patients continues to lag behind the advances made for adult devices. Pediatric patients often differ from adults in terms of their size, growth, development, body chemistry, and disease propensity, adding to the challenges of pediatric device development.
The nonprofit consortia provides a platform of experienced regulatory, business planning, and device development services (such as but not limited to intellectual property advising; prototyping; engineering; laboratory and animal testing; grant-writing; and clinical trial design) to help foster and guide the advancement of medical devices for pediatric patients.
In addition, the consortia can provide a maximum of $50,000 per year for a PDC supported device project.
To learn more about this grant program and its accomplishments, please visit the Frequently Asked Questions page.