Our Approach

Innovators of pediatric devices face many barriers getting their ideas to market. At NEPDC we provide commercialization resources to clients from all walks of life (engineers, researchers, clinicians, etc.) who are seeking to translate their pediatric medical device ideas into commercial products.

Through NEPDC grant awards, clients receive both seed funding and access to NEPDC Core Services providing short-term, concentrated assistance to accelerate the commercialization process. NEPDC takes a systematic approach to assessing technologies and teams and offers a wide array of commercialization services depending on each client’s unique background.

Our consortium of engineers, researchers, clinicians, and entrepreneurs provide expert guidance in the form of:

  • Business Development
  • Product Evaluation
  • Technology Development

At NEPDC, we believe that no hurdle is too high for a product that can positively impact the life of a child.

Commercialization Services


“The services from this grant truly helped us to better understand our business plan and goals, and allowed us to focus in on our customers and how we can better serve them and their actual needs. It has helped us to plan our marketing efforts and also helped us understand and learn how we can adapt those efforts and our products ongoing by interviewing our customers directly.”

– Kezia and Mike Fitzgerald, Co-Founders of CareAline Products, LLC