CTIP was formed in July 2011 with the support of the Office of the Provost at the University of Southern California (USC) and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles to address the substantial unmet need for novel pediatric medical devices, as well as the adaptation and validation of existing adult devices for children.
Despite the fact that children differ in size, growth, and body chemistry and require medical devices specific to their needs, the development of pediatric medical devices has lagged behind that of adult devices by 5 to 10 years. This gap continues to grow as a result of high barriers of entry in the pediatric medical device area – most notably the small market, complex regulatory path, and negligible patient populations.
The overall goal of CTIP is to sustain a needs-driven pipeline of new pediatric medical devices from the Southern California community and to develop a business model to increase the likelihood of successful commercialization as encouraged by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
To facilitate growth in the existing translational and commercialization resources present in the CTIP ecosystem, we provide feasibility analysis tools, resources, services, and assemble and educate pediatric product development teams.
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. Contact us today to see what role you can play to improve children’s medical care.