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ATS Supports Pediatric Device Incentivization Effort

March 2016

This week, the ATS joined with the American Academy of Pediatrics and Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation and other groups on a letter to congressional appropriators to support funding for a Food and Drug Administration program that incentivize pediatric device development. The FDA's Pediatric Device Consortia program, created in 2009, has been very successful in providing grants to fund non-profit consortia that support the development of medical devices for children. To date, the program has assisted the development of over 570 proposed medical devices for children. The letter, sent to the Agriculture, Rural Development and FDA appropriations subcommittee, urges Congress to provide $5.25 million in funding for the program in fiscal year 2017. The ATS will continue to support this program and monitor developments. 2017 funding for the pediatric medical device program and all other federal programs will not be finalized until later this year.

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