UCSF-Stanford Pediatric Device Consortium

Investigator: Michael Harrison, MD
Sponsor: U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Location(s): United States


The UCSF-Stanford PDC aims to improve the health, safety, and quality of life of pediatric patients by accelerating high-value, high-impact pediatric device solutions at all stages of the total product lifecycle towards commercialization.

In 2018, UCSF and Stanford University teamed up to become the UCSF-Stanford Pediatric Device Consortium, incorporating the unique innovation methodology of Stanford Biodesign, whose model for device development is renowned the world over. To date, Biodesign has launched 46 successful startup companies whose technologies have now reached over a million patients.

With our dual home base at the Bay Area’s two premier children’s hospitals and with close ties to the area’s top-ranked engineering programs, the UCSF-Stanford PDC features on-site access to world-leading clinical and technical expertise. Our innovators benefit from an unparalleled network of Silicon Valley experts in medical device product development, regulatory affairs, intellectual property, reimbursement, and commercialization.