About The Center for Innovation at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA)
The Center for Innovation (CFI) at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is committed to the growing use of technology in the development of health care solutions for children. Since its inception, the CFI has attracted world-class resources to form productive and innovative collaborations with clinicians, administrators and researchers at CHLA for the purpose of generating, testing and commercializing ground-breaking products and services for patients with conditions that originate in childhood.
The CFI engages medical technology, biotech and pharmaceutical companies, venture capitalists, institutional and social impact investors, entrepreneurs, and philanthropists, as partners in the development and commercialization of new medical devices, therapies and other health care solutions destined to significantly improve care.
The exceptional bench, clinical and community-based research, focused on the origins of disease and promotion of wellness conducted at CHLA, adds significant value to the development of innovative products with a personalized focus.
An early example of success has been the awarding of a prestigious multi-year grant from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the purpose of establishing an accelerator program for pediatric technology solutions, called the Consortium for Technology and Innovation in Pediatrics (CTIP). CTIP supports innovators from California to Texas and beyond, with a diverse portfolio of over 40 technologies that address critical yet unmet pediatric needs while offering larger market opportunities.
State of Ownership
CEO & Co-Founder, Zapnito
Sales Account Executive, Springer Nature
Former Head of Communities, Springer Nature
Business Development Executive, Nature Publishing Group
Chief Product Officer, Zapnito