THE INSTITUTE + FDA Pediatric Device Consortia Program

Funded through the FDA’s Pediatric Device Consortia Grant Program in 2013, the National Capital Consortium for Pediatric Device Innovation (NCC-PDI) is a partnership of the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children’s National Health System and the A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland.

The Consortium supports pediatric medical device development throughout the development life cycle—concept formation, prototyping, preclinical, clinical, manufacturing, marketing, and commercialization.  In its first year, the NCC-PDI provided consultation to 36 projects at different stages of device development life cycle. The NCC-PDI funded five teams/companies as part of the first Annual Pediatric Device Innovation Competition held on April 3, 2014.