CTIP Launches Engineer-In-Residence Program for Pediatric MedTech

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - December 23, 2019 - The West Coast Consortium for Technology & Innovation in Pediatrics (CTIP) announces the CTIP Engineer-In-Residence (Eng-IR) Program. The Eng-IR program provides talented and seasoned engineers from across all engineering disciplines an opportunity to work on the technology assessment and technology management plans for CTIP portfolio members from concept to commercialization.

Eng-IR's will advise MedTech startups within the CTIP portfolio on:

  • Device features and functions in order to determine the value of a new or emerging technology
  • Comparative analysis of a new or emerging technology against existing or competing technologies
  • Technology intervention points that can be leveraged for competitive advantages
  • Safety
  • Efficacy
  • User Experience
  • Product Design
  • Materials
  • Risk Management
  • Strategic and competitive criteria

"Our Eng-IR's are professionals with deep experience and leadership in advanced industries, from which they draw a variety of technical expertise," said Nadine B. Afari, MS, Program Manager of CTIP. Afari is leading CTIP's new initiative and intends for the program to promote creativity, collaboration and knowledge sharing between engineers from academia, government, industry, and the clinic. She has tapped the CTIP Consortium and her professional network of engineers from across the Country to support this initiative. "The Engineer-In-Residence Program is designed to serve as a mechanism for best practices in the areas of design, manufacturing, quality, and ensure that CTIP portfolio members produce safe and effective medical device technologies that will serve patients around the world."

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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.

Contact us at info@westcoastctip.org