Improving the Human Condition Through Medtech Innovation

GCMI recently welcomed Georgia Tech President Angel Cabrera for an inside look at our work and its impact. Almost immediately after Angel Cabrera was named President of Georgia Tech in 2019, he led “more than 5,700 members of the Georgia Tech community [who] contributed to a new 10-year strategic plan that launched in November 2020.…

Venture Funding for New, “University Bred” Medical Technologies: When It’s Time and What to Bring

If you’ve been following our funding series for innovators seeking to spin out new medical technologies from higher ed “environments” like Georgia Tech, you’ll have seen:   The Top 5 Medtech and Life Science Funding Resources for GT Faculty, Researchers and Investigators – at Phase Zero, THE Place to Start, and Follow-On, for University Sourced…

The GCMI 2023 State of Medtech Design and Development Report Part 2

In part 1 of our 2023 State of Medtech Design and Development Report we discussed sensors, AI and the paradigm shift in regulatory strategy.   Here in part 2, we dive into a persistent need for gap analysis, the importance of focusing on the unmet clinical need, the challenges of manufacturing at scale and investigate…

The GCMI 2023 State of Medtech Design and Development Report: Part 1

Innovation in medical technologies is something of a paradox. On one hand, new technologies that drive innovation can manifest at breakneck speed. On the other hand, the pace at which those technologies breed innovations that reach full commercialization and patient impact can be glacial by comparison.   What have been the most significant changes with…

Quite a Ride! Meet the GCMI Team: Saylan Lukas, Director of Research and Development Engineering

So many engineers probably wanted to be an astronaut as kids at some point or another. Saylan Lukas wanted to design roller coasters.   Fortunately for GCMI, our clients and patients benefiting from novel medical technologies, Saylan’s elective in Biomedical Engineering taught by Dr. Sam Hulbert at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology shifted his career course…

New Technologies for Neurosurgery, Urology and Endoscopy Earn Inaugural I3 GCMI Research Awards

“In partnership with Georgia CTSA (Clinical and Translational Science Alliance), the I3 (Imagine, Innovate, and Impact) GCMI Research Awards are intended to spark synergistic interactions among investigators from the Emory School of Medicine (SOM) with Georgia Tech affiliate the Global Center for Medical Innovation (GCMI). Proposals are envisioned to improve patient care by more effectively…

Stars Align – Stridelink quickens march to commercialization with remote monitoring capabilities, CMS CPT codes

The team’s work to date, from concept to the technology’s current state, had primed it to seize the opportunity presented by the January 2022 Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announcement of five new remote therapeutic monitoring CPT codes.

Early, consistent focus on the unmet need keeps Augment Health on a solid commercialization pathway

“When your ‘north star’ is doing what’s right for the patient and the user, everything else can follow. The best way to accelerate clinical adoption and utility is to prove your early hypotheses, generate data and gather clinical input.”

The 2022 State of Medtech Design and Development Landscape

Medical technology innovation and critical supporting service providers are not only working through pent up demand for delayed projects from 2020 and 2021, but also striving to advance technologies that reduce cost and improve patient outcomes developed much more recently. The U.S. FDA is striving to support innovation with new programs and guidelines that improve…

Partner Event to Consider: Health Connect South’s 2022 Annual Gathering

Our colleagues at Health Connect South are in the final stages of preparing for their 2022 Gathering on September 22nd at the Georgia Aquarium.   “Though the Southeast is home to world-class health assets, there is surprisingly little interdisciplinary clarity around areas of focus, impact, needs and capacity within and among our health assets. We…