How We Help

CTIP leverages our national network of multi-disciplinary stakeholders to identify and cultivate promising new technologies tailored to the needs of children. We invest resources, time and expertise into advancing pediatric medical device innovations forward on the path from concept to commercialization.

How CTIP Supports Portfolio Members

NETWORK AND CONNECTIONS

We can introduce portfolio members to our network of clinical, scientific, regulatory, and business experts across all our consortium institutions to help refine their device and business plans

INDIRECT SUPPORT

  • CTIP can fund services on behalf of our portfolio members. Eligible services include:
    - Regulatory consulting
    - Market analysis, competitive and landscape assessment
    - Business consulting
    - Entrepreneur In Residence
    - Reimbursement strategy
    - Prototype development and product design development
    - Design verification and concept evaluation
    - Manufacturing
    - Sales and Distribution Plan
    - Clinical Validation Plan
  • CTIP evaluates applications for indirect support year round
  • CTIP’s funding limit is $50,000 per year in indirect support per pediatric medical device project ($5,000-$15,000 on average)

DIRECT SUPPORT

  • CTIP invests non-dilutive grant funds directly in pediatric medical device projects through our annual Catalyzing Pediatric Innovation (CPI) grant competition
  • CPI grants require a separate application and winners are selected via step-wise process
  • All grant application materials, rules, and timeline are posted on our website
  • Companies that receive indirect support are still eligible for the CPI grant

CTIP SUPPORT EXCLUDES

  • Salaries, rent, or equipment purchases (except through the CPI grant competition)
  • Legal fees, patent filing or other IP-related fees
  • FDA submission fees

CTIP does not control purchasing decisions or the implementation of pilot programs Children’s Hospital Los Angeles or our partner institutions. If you are looking for customers among the consortium member institutions, we can direct you to the appropriate channels.

HOW ARE PEDIATRIC DEVICE INNOVATORS SELECTED TO JOIN THE CTIP PORTFOLIO?

Companies are invited to apply to join the CTIP portfolio at any time; CTIP reviews applications throughout the year. Our rigorous screening process helps us identify those companies that are the best fit for our portfolio. Go to the APPLY page to learn more.