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FDA Awards Three Grants Designed to Stimulate Development of Pediatric Medical Devices
Date:9/21/2009

ce legislation passed by Congress in 2007 established funding to be distributed as grants for nonprofit groups to help stimulate projects to promote the development and availability of pediatric devices. Those receiving these grants will:

  • Encourage innovation and connect qualified individuals with good pediatric device ideas to potential manufacturers
  • Mentor and manage pediatric device projects through their development, including prototype design and marketing
  • Connect innovators and physicians to existing federal and non-federal resources
  • Assess the scientific and medical merit of proposed pediatric projects and provide assistance and advice on business development, training, prototype development and post-marketing needs.

As part of the legislation, each of the grant recipients will coordinate among the FDA, device companies, and the National Institutes of Health's Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development to facilitate research and any necessary applications for device approval or clearance.

For more information:

FDA's Web site on Pediatric Device Consortia Grant Program

http://www.fda.gov/ForIndustry/DevelopingProductsforRareDiseasesConditions/WhomtoContactaboutOrphanProductDevelopment/ucm134337.htm

The Pediatric Device Consortia Grant Program Fact Sheet

http://www.fda.gov/downloads/ForIndustry/DevelopingProductsforRareDiseasesConditions/WhomtoContactaboutOrphanProductDevelo
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