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Sheikh Zayed Institute

FDA Pediatric Device Consortia Program

About Us

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 Hospital 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 the device development life cycle. The NCC-PDI funds several teams/companies as part of the Annual Pediatric Device Innovation Competition.

Team testing a device on a doll

The National Capital Consortium for Pediatric Device Innovation (NCC-PDI) serves as a critical device development resource by providing expert advice, support services, and fund management of pediatric device innovation.