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 Medicin

PPDC Membership

The PPDC is proud to have an active membership composed of innovators and luminaries with a diverse range of clinical, scienctific, and industry experience.  Members share the PPDC goal to bring pediatric medical devices to market.

Membership benefits include:

News & Events

FDA to Modernize 510(k) Program

FDA Commissioner, Scott Gottlieb, recently announced plans to update the FDA's 510(k) pathway for approving new medical devices.  The new plan emphasizes a need to be less reliant on older predicate technologies, and may publish when an applicant uses a predicate more than 10 years old.

"We believe that where appropriate, new medical devices that come to market under the 510(k) pathway should either account for advances in technology or demonstrate that they meet more modern safety and performance criteria."

Little Sparrows Wins USPTO Award

Little Sparrows Technology, a PPDC-assisted company, won the USPTO "Patents for Humanity" Award. See the link below for more information about the win. Little Sparrows recevied PPDC assistance in the consortium's first year, receiving one of the PPDC Sponsored Project Proposal awards and receiving assistance in preparation of SBIR grants.

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Funding Opportunities

Funding Opportunities


Pediatric Supergroup Pitch Competition

The Pediatric Supergroup Conference is now seeking applicants for its pitch competition, May 15-17, to showcase startups focused on emerging pediatric health technology.