Consortium fosters innovation in pediatric medical devices

Each year, far fewer medical devices are approved by the Food and Drug Administration for children than adults. This means pediatricians don’t always have top-notch tools available to address medical challenges in babies and kids. 

Now, a team of scientists and physicians at two of the Bay Area’s leading research institutions are collaborating to address the problem. Researchers at Stanford University and the University of California-San Francisco are nurturing the development of new medical devices through the UCSF-Stanford Pediatric Device Consortium, established last year with an award of $6.7 million from the FDA. 


Stacy Kim