Since 2009, the UCSF Pediatric Device Consortium (PDC) has provided the infrastructure, expertise, funding, and resources for device development to innovators seeking to solve urgent pediatric clinical problems. Our mission is to push pediatric devices through the full product development cycle from invention to commercialization.

Based at the University of California, San Francisco, the UCSF PDC has access to both clinical and engineering expertise on campus, as well as Bay Area and Silicon Valley experts in product development, business development, regulatory, intellectual property, reimbursement, and commercialization. A hallmark of the UCSF PDC is our weekly “open innovation” meetings, at which pediatric device innovators from anywhere can present and receive advice from our multidisciplinary group of experienced device developers. Device projects are assessed for scientific and clinical merit and advised based on their current development status and needs. 

The UCSF PDC is funded by the U.S. Food & Drug Administraton's Office of Orphan Products Development under grant no. P50FD003793 through the Pediatric Device Consortia Grant Program