Southwest Pediatric Device Prize 2021
The Southwest National Pediatric Device Innovation Consortium (SWPDC) is one of five U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) P50 grant-supported pediatric device consortia. SWPDC is a “free, no-strings-attached” virtual accelerator that supports pediatric device innovators nationwide with product, technology and business acceleration services throughout the pediatric device life cycle from idea to commercial/clinical launch.
The SWPDC Prize is intended to enable pediatric device projects at all stages to progress toward commercialization and clinical implementation.
Companies must be developing or intend to develop FDA-regulated medical devices with a pediatric indication (0-21 years of age). SWPDC hopes this prize supports innovation for the pediatric patient population and encourages entrepreneurs to think of how their existing products might improve clinical outcomes for pediatric needs.