Who We Are

For years, pediatric patients have dealt with ill-fitted medical devices and at times, have had no access at all to effective diagnostic or therapeutic devices. Health care providers have been forced to adapt adult devices to infants and children, and the resulting improvisations have been far from ideal, both in efficacy and safety.

CTIP was established in 2011 to support and foster collaboration in pediatric device and technology development. Since 2013, CHLA received grant support from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a pediatric device consortium to advance pediatric device development and enable CTIP to function as a pediatric device accelerator. FDA’s funding enables CTIP to bring together the best experts to accelerate the development of pediatric medical devices, a path with many obstacles due to the often small target populations and the challenges of addressing a vulnerable population. These experts advise aspiring device developers on the manufacturing process, intellectual property protection, regulatory oversight, funding opportunities, clinical trial design and commercial partnerships. CTIP has relationships with key stakeholders in the medical device ecosystem including medical centers, innovators, parents, and patient advocacy groups.

CTIP services the pediatric technology and device community by helping innovators understand the commercialization challenges early in the process and identifying viable paths to market through innovative business models and collaboration.

What we do

CTIP aims to sustain a needs-driven pipeline of new pediatric medical devices and to develop successful models to increase the likelihood of commercializing these medical devices for children.

CTIP provides feasibility analysis tools, resources, and services as well as assembles and educates pediatric product development teams. CTIP is dedicated to promoting and advancing the commercialization of pediatric medical devices by serving innovators and companies and by engaging clinicians, engineers, patients and the business community in the process of assessment and development of novel technologies related to pediatric care. 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. CTIP has supported nearly 100 pediatric device projects since its inception. Today CTIP’s active portfolio includes more than 30 technologies and pediatric medical devices.  



      Yaniv Bar-Cohen, MD, FAAP, FACC                            CTIP Director

      Yaniv Bar-Cohen, MD, FAAP, FACC
                         CTIP Director

                    Naomi Fried, Ph.D.               CTIP Innovation Consultant

                    Naomi Fried, Ph.D.
            CTIP Innovation Consultant

              Juan Espinoza, MD, FAAP                        CTIP Co-Director

              Juan Espinoza, MD, FAAP
                      CTIP Co-Director