FDA funds paediatric medical devices development

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has revealed plans to support the Pediatric Device Consortia (PDC) programme aimed at the development, production and distribution of paediatric medical devices.

The regulatory authority awarded five grants totalling up to $6m a year over the next five years.

PDC recipients will use the grants to offer support, including advice on intellectual property, animal testing, prototyping and clinical trial design, to those creating medical devices for children.