The PPDC accepts applications on a rolling basis for in-kind services and advisory assistance. If interested, please sign up for a free membership on the Membership Tab, and contact Joshua Dienstman, PPDC Project Manager, at email@example.com for full instructions on how to apply.
Year round, the PPDC will offer mentoring services to all potential medical device developers from anywhere in the world. Upon receiving a mentoring request, the Consortium Leadership will form mentoring teams to address the unique needs of a particular innovator. We recognize that innovations do not necessarily come packaged, nor do inventors always know the steps involved in moving their innovations forward. Thus, our rigorous Step Zero Mentoring process will facilitate the development of excellent Consortium Service Proposals (CSP).
CSPs have no monetary budget submitted by the innovator, and no funds are transferred from the PPDC to the innovator or their company. Rather, the innovator submits a brief CSP for one or more Consortium Services in the PPDC network (examples shown above). The PPDC resources and in-kind contributions from Consortium members are used to support the service provided, as well funds from the Innovator’s Institution or Company. CSPs are evaluated by the PPDC Entrepreneur-In-Residence, Seth Goldenberg, for commercial merit and to identify the regulatory pathway. CSAC members assigned by the CSAC Chair also reviews the CSP, but for clinical and scientific merit.