CTIP is an FDA funded MedTech accelerator supporting pediatric device innovators from concept to commercialization.
The Consortium for Technology & Innovation in Pediatrics (CTIP) is a pediatric medical device accelerator based at Lurie Children’s Hospital and Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Established in 2011 and first funded by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Pediatric Device Consortia (PDC) grant program in 2013, CTIP promotes the commercialization and clinical use of pediatric medical device technology. CTIP has since received PDC awards in 2018 and again in 2023 to continue research and development of MedTech for children (Grant Number: P50FD007963, 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’s network of children’s hospitals, academic institutions, accelerators, and incubators includes 25 organizations across 8 states.
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 200 pediatric device projects since its inception. Today CTIP’s active portfolio includes over 100 technologies and pediatric medical devices.