CTIP Brand Assets & Press Kit

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The CTIP brand includes the words, phrases, symbols, designs and other distinctive brand features associated with CTIP and our services.

Naming Rules

Official Name: The West Coast Consortium for Technology & Innovation in Pediatrics (Note: “The” and “&” are both in the official name)
Abbreviation: CTIP

Describing CTIP

We are particular about how we describe ourselves. Please choose one of the versions below. If a version is too long for the word count constraints, do not edit. Instead, defer to a shorter official branding text from the list below.

Refer to CTIP as a “Pediatric MedTech Accelerator” because that’s exactly what we are!

The Official CTIP Description

The West Coast Consortium for Technology & Innovation in Pediatrics (CTIP) is an FDA-funded pediatric MedTech accelerator centered at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Our goal is to facilitate the development, production, and distribution of pediatric medical devices by identifying companies working in the space and providing advice, networking, and direct and indirect financial support on the road to commercialization.

The Brief CTIP Description

CTIP is an FDA funded MedTech accelerator supporting pediatric device innovators from concept to commercialization.

The Details

Year Founded: 2011


CTIP established at CHLA+USC


CTIP first funded by the FDA
$2.2M Fund I
Southern California focus


CTIP funded by the FDA
$6.6M Fund II
Expands across the West Coast including institutions in California, Oregon, and Washington

device projects supported, and counting

Current Team


Espinoza, MD, FAAP

Director, Principal Investigator


Bar-Cohen, MD



Bent, MD

Clinical Associate

Omkar P.

Kulkarni, MPH

Innovation Advisor


Cooper, MBA

Investment Advisor


Jamal, MBA



Zapotoczny, PhD

Medical Device Clinical Trials Unit Director


Shah, MS, CCRP

Senior Research Associate

Nadine B.

Afari, MS

Program Associate, Research & Education



Program Specialist



Program Specialist



MBA Consultant

Investment Areas

Pediatric Medical Devices

  • Medical device regulated by the FDA
  • Pediatric indication as defined by the FDA (0 to 21 years of age)
  • Feasible for CTIP to support
  • US based company


Website: www.westcoastctip.org

Twitter: @westcoastctip

Facebook: www.facebook.com/CTIP.MedTech

Instagram: @westcoastctip

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/consortium-for-technology-and-innovation-in-pediatrics


  1. Please do not modify or alter the CTIP brand assets and/or logo. Meaning, do not change the shape, proportions, color or orientation of the logos. The logo should remain navy and white, as outlined here. And please keep a safe margin around the logo, as displayed below. This helps our logo appear clean and uncluttered.
  2. Please do not include the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) branding assets without prior approval from CHLA.
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Keep a safe margin around the logo as displayed below

Press Kit

For more information on CTIP’s logos, typography, color palette, official copy, team member bios, images and how to utilize these assets, check out our press kit.

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Questions about CTIP’s name, branding, description and assets, or don't see what you need? Reach out to us at info@westcoastctip.org