New England Pediatric Device Consortium (NEPDC)
The New England Pediatric Device Consortium (NEPDC) is a non-profit foundation supported by the FDA’s Office of Orphan Products Development (OOPD) to promote commercialization of safe and effective technologies for pediatric clinical care. NEPDC accelerates commercialization by connecting innovators with an extensive network of clinicians, researchers, technologists, and business development specialists located at institutions throughout New England. Through our Seed Award program, NEPDC evaluates product concepts across the commercialization spectrum, from ideas to near-to-market devices, and provides rapid and targeted assistance to innovators seeking to address the needs of children suffering from disease or disabilities.
Innovators of pediatric devices face many barriers getting their ideas to market. At NEPDC we provide commercialization resources to clients from all walks of life (engineers, researchers, clinicians, etc.) who are seeking to translate their pediatric medical device ideas into commercial products.