Southwest National Pediatric Device Consortium

Supporting pediatric innovation today.

Developing the pediatric innovators of tomorrow. 


The Southwest National Pediatric Device Consortium (SWPDC) based at Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine supports pediatric device innovators with product and technology acceleration services and business acceleration services.


A great need currently exists for medical devices designed specifically for children. Since pediatric device projects often cannot progress through the standard market-based approach of adult device projects, where premature exits outside of academia often lead to failure, the approach of SWPDC emphasizes the need for an extended life cycle of pediatric device projects in the children’s hospital/academic setting before exposure to the external market.


  • Pilot/seed funding

  • Consulting assistance (regulatory, intellectual property, commercialization, manufacturing, etc.)

  • Engineering/design assistance

  • Potential clinical collaborators