The West Coast Consortium for Technology & Innovation in Pediatrics (CTIP) is a pediatric medical device accelerator based at Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) and the University of Southern California (USC). Established in 2011 and first funded by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2013, CTIP promotes the commercialization and clinical use of pediatric medical device technology. In August 2018, CTIP was awarded a new $6.6 million P50 grant from the FDA to continue research and development of MedTech for children (Grant Number: 1P50FD006425-01, PI: Espinoza).
CTIP addresses the most important component missing from pediatric device innovation: simultaneously engaging clinicians, engineers, regulators, hospital administrators, patients and the business community in the process of assessment and development of technology. For portfolio companies, CTIP fosters networking opportunities, direct and indirect financial support and guidance on issues related to, but not limited to, intellectual property, prototyping, engineering, testing, grant writing and clinical trial design. CTIP has a network of children’s hospitals, academic institutions, accelerators and incubators across the West Coast to support the commercialization of pediatric medical devices. CTIP network members include the University of California, Los Angeles; Oregon Health & Science University; University of Southern California; University of California, San Diego; University of California, Berkeley; Seattle Children’s Hospital; Cedars-Sinai Accelerator; LA BioMed; and Project Zygote.
1 Children's Hospital Los Angeles
2 University of California, Los Angeles
3 Oregon Health & Science University
4 University of Southern California
5 University of California, San Diego
6 University of California, Berkeley
7 Seattle Children's
8 Cedars-Sinai Accelerator
9 LA BioMed
10 Project Zygote
CTIP aims to sustain a needs-driven pipeline of new pediatric medical devices and to develop successful models to increase the likelihood of commercializing these medical devices for children.
CTIP provides feasibility analysis tools, resources, and services as well as assembles and educates pediatric product development teams. CTIP is dedicated to promoting and advancing the commercialization of pediatric medical devices by serving innovators and companies and by engaging clinicians, engineers, patients and the business community in the process of assessment and development of novel technologies related to pediatric care. CTIP continually seeks to build its relationships with a variety of stakeholders, such as the medical device industry, medical centers, innovators, parents, and patient advocacy groups. CTIP has supported over 150 pediatric device projects since its inception. Today CTIP’s active portfolio includes over 60 technologies and pediatric medical devices.