Building on our successful partnerships with Drexel University and the University of Pennsylvania, the PPDC is pleased to announce a new partnership with the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine and sciVelo at the University of Pittsburgh.  The unification of the Pennsylvania biomedical ecosystem will expand the PPDC network of expertise for assisting pediatric devices.  As part of this new partnership, the PPDC will now be known as the Pennsylvania Pediatric Medical Device Consortium.

The Pennsylvania Pediatric Medical Device Consortium, or PPDC, aims to assist pediatric medical device innovators along the pathway from concept to commercialization. We provide innovators with the assistance and support needed to commercialize their technologies to improve pediatric medicine. We understand that commercializing pediatric medical devices provides some unique challenges that are oftentimes not seen in the commercialization of medical devices for adults. We also understand that pediatric patients are not just small adults, and they need medical devices to fit their distinct needs. With funding from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, we have developed the PPDC to bring pediatric medical device innovators over the common hurdles of commercialization. We do this through our advising support program, or Consortium Service Proposals, and through our competitive funding process, or Sponsored Project Proposals, which provides seed funding to a few promising projects per funding cycle. To learn more about the services we can offer, please select a button above that is most applicable to your organization. If you are interested in speaking with us, please send us an email at ppdc@email.chop.edu.