FUNDING Partner and Challenge Co-Host

The Boston Pediatric Device Consortium (BPDC) provides expertise and resources to device developers and manufacturers at each of the steps necessary for novel pediatric device development, in order to accelerate the pace of innovation. The BPDC is a collaborative of experts in engineering, clinical sciences, clinical trials design and performance, device development specialists, and industry partners whose primary goal is to develop and evaluate novel therapies for children. Leading the BPDC is Pedro del Nido, MD, the Chief of the Department of Cardiac Surgery at Boston Children’s Hospital, the William E. Ladd Professor of Child Surgery at Harvard Medical School, and medical device entrepreneur.

As funding partner, the Boston Pediatric Device Consortium and U.S. Food and Drug Administration will be awarding up to $50,000 in funding per challenge winner.