Don Lombardi serves as President and CEO of the Institute for Pediatric Innovation, which he founded in 2006 to address unmet needs for pediatric medical devices and drugs, and. The Institute is a nonprofit organization that works with a consortium of pediatric hospitals to develop medical devices and technologies selected for their potential for measurable impact on key patient care and performance improvement objectives. The Institute is also partnering with major pharmaceutical companies and other stakeholders to organize a global center of excellence for pediatric therapeutics. Two devices and one drug developed by the Institute have been licensed to companies for anticipated market introduction in 2013-4.
Mr. Lombardi consults for government entities, healthcare systems, universities, and research and medical institutions world-wide on strategy for translating intellectual capital into commercial opportunities. He served as Chief Intellectual Property Officer at Children’s Hospital Boston for 15 years, where he founded and led their technology transfer organization. He had previously founded both nonprofit and for-profit organizations. Mr. Lombardi earned an MS in Life Sciences from MIT and a BA in Biophysics from Amherst College. He has published several articles on opportunities and challenges in pediatric product innovation.