CENTER FOR TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION IN PEDIATRICS
The FDA has determined that a great need currently exists for novel medical devices that are designed specifically for children, as well as for the adaptation and validation of existing adult devices for children. This gap is most likely a result of economic, clinical, and regulatory challenges, as well as a lack of established mechanisms for joining pediatric device ideas with qualified individuals / programs and industry partners.
The Center for Technology and Innovation in Pediatrics (CTIP) was formed in Southern California (Los Angeles, CA) in 2011, and expanded to Houston, Texas in 2013. CTIP is a pediatric medical device consortium that includes Children's Hospital Los Angeles, University of Southern California, Texas Children’s Hospital, and Baylor College of Medicine, and is dedicated to improving children’s health by supporting the development of innovative pediatric medical devices through all of the necessary stages - concept formation, prototyping, preclinical, clinical, manufacturing, marketing, and commercialization.
The consortium is currently supported by a P50 Pediatric Medical Device Consortia grant (P50 FD004896)
from the FDA Office of Orphan Product Development.
Information on the FDA funded pediatric device consortia can be found at the AAP SOATT newsletter home page:
VaxImmune - www.vaximmune.com
Noninvasix - www.noninvasix.com
Current device projects:
Magnetic Stent Removal Apparatus and Methods
Fetal Pulse Oximeters and Methods of Using the Same
Artificial Leech Apparatus and Methods
Kidney Stone Extraction Devices and Methods
Medical Device for Anchoring a Placental Membrane to a Uterine Wall