Overview for APDC
The Atlantic Pediatric Device Consortium is an FDA funded consortium that provides a national platform to translate ideas through its product development pathway all the way to commercialization. The mission of the Atlantic Pediatric Device Consortium (APDC) is to enhance the lives of children through the development of novel pediatric medical devices, which are both safe and effective. The Consortium develops an environment of creativity, where innovative ideas will be reviewed, tested and developed. The Consortium is a long term project and commitment at our partner institutions which include Georgia Tech, Emory University, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and the Virginia Commonwealth University, where success is measured by the development, production and marketing of several novel pediatric medical devices. For more information click http://atlanticpediatricdeviceconsortium.org/.
- Connect existing clinical and engineering resources in Atlanta to focus on device development of underserved needs in diagnosis and treatment of pediatric patients (neonate to child).
- Create a culture for innovation in pediatric healthcare and establish sustainable processes for identification of critical needs, pathways for evaluation of multiple concepts and development of commercializable device solutions.
APDC is one of eight national consortia funded through the FDA’s Office of Orphan Products Development (OOPD) to bring together teams of excellence and expertise in delivering business, regulatory, legal, scientific, engineering and clinical services for children.