Southwest-Midwest National Pediatric Device Innovation Consortium

Supporting the pediatric innovators of today

More than 14 capstone & design projects supported by Rice University & Texas A&M

Fostering 217 pediatric device innovators across 26 states

A total of $218.7 million in external funding raised by SWPDC innovators since 2018

What We Do

A great need currently exists for medical devices designed specifically for children.

The Southwest-Midwest National Pediatric Device Innovation Consortium, based at Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine, is a “free and no-strings-attached” virtual accelerator that supports pediatric device innovators throughout the pediatric device life cycle.

We provide direct device and seed funding, consulting assistance, engineering and design assistance, potential clinical collaborators, and connections to local programs and resources.

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Based in the Texas Medical Center, fostering endless innovation

Our Collaborators


Chester Koh, MD

R. Brandon Hunter, MD


6701 Fannin Street, MWT Suite 620, Houston TX, 77030

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