The PediaFlow® Consortium
The is being developed by a multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional consortium with decades of experience and world-class accomplishments in the blood pump field. The consortium received a $4.5M contract from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 2004; one of only five such contracts awarded in the United States for the development of a pediatric heart pump.
The Principal Investigator for the NIH contract is Dr. Harvey Borovetz of the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Borovetz is Chairman of the Department of Bioengineering and is a faculty member in the Department of Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).