About the Pennsylvania Pediatric Medical Device Consortium (PPDC)
The Pennsylvania Pediatric Medical Device Consortium (formerly the Philadelphia Pediatric Medical Device Consortium), connects Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) with the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine and sciVelo, both based at the University of Pittsburgh. This partnership comes on the heels of a five-year, $5 million grant renewal from the Consortium’s sponsor, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The mission of the PPDC is to support the development and commercialization of promising medical devices that address unmet clinical needs in children.
Serving the Interests of Stakeholders
The Pediatric Medical Device Launchpad, created by the Pennsylvania Pediatric Device Consortium, is a platform to advance the conceptualization, development, marketing and manufacturing of pediatric medical devices.
As stakeholders, we represent physicians, nurses, engineers, scientists, healthcare workers, members of the business community, and parents. We draw from our diverse areas of expertise and share a common interest in addressing the unmet needs in the pediatric medical device field. The Launchpad is supported in part by a grant from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (P50-FD0006427) and the William J. Rashkind Endowment and Erin’s Fund from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.