AGA Center for GI Innovation & Technology
The AGA Center for GI Innovation and Technology (CGIT) supports innovation and the development of new technology in gastroenterology, hepatology, nutrition and obesity by guiding medical device and therapeutics innovators through the technology development and adoption process.
Registration is now open for the 2020 AGA Tech Summit
The 2020 AGA Tech Summit, June 3-6, 2020, at the InterContinental San Francisco, will explore new technologies to reduce endoscopy-related infections, ergonomically-designed endoscopy suites, advances in capsule endoscopy and more. Register now.
Attendees will continue to enjoy discussions from leading experts on current innovations and trends as well as annual events such as:
- Innovation Poster Session.
- Shark Tank.
- Entrepreneur/Innovator Consultations.
- GI Fellows Program.
- New this year, due to the growth and role of digital health, the Tech Summit will host a Digital Health Fair and half day workshop focused on the role of digital health in GI and digestive diseases (separate registration is required, and space is limited).
Get to know the center
AGA is committed to advancing innovation in GI and putting new technology into practice. That’s why we developed the AGA Center for GI Innovation and Technology. The center is a key resource for industry and physician innovators developing new technology in GI, as well as FDA and other regulatory groups involved in the device approval and adoption process. The center’s main goal is to ensure the needs of gastroenterologists and patients are met with each new technology.
The center offers a wide range of services that support the development and adoption of new technologies. We make use of an extensive physician and research network with a broad spectrum of expertise to help guide companies through the GI device development process. Let’s work together to advance innovation in GI.
- Objective reimbursement assessment and recommendations
- Assessment of peer-reviewed literature
- Clinical study design and development
- Identification of experts
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AGA has partnered with Varia Ventures to launch a new fund dedicated to investing in fast-growing, early-stage companies in the GI space. The fund will speed innovations from concept to clinic for the benefit of patients with digestive disease.
Read more about this venture in the AGA press release from January 2022.
Congratulations to Virgo, EndoSound and NeXtGen Biologics
The GI Opportunity Fund is excited to announce that it has completed its first three investments. Each one of these funding recipients is developing innovative GI tech that can transform care for patients with digestive disease.
- Virgo is an AI-fueled endoscopy capture and clinical trials program.
- EndoSound is the system that transforms any endoscope into an EUS.
- NeXtGen Biologics has patent-protected technology using the tissue of the axolotl (a salamander with regenerative abilities) as an extracellular matrix for a variety of clinical benefits.
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From the AGA journals
The vision of the AGA Center for GI Innovation and Technology is to foster innovation in clinical practice through education, collaboration, and disruption with the mission of improving health and outcomes of patients with digestive disorders.
Sri Komanduri, MD, MS, AGAF, FASGE
Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University
Amrita Sethi, MD, MASGE, NYSGEF
Columbia University School of Medicine
Sushovan Guha, MD, MA, PhD, FASGE, AGAF
McGovern Medical School, UT Health Science Center
Simon Mathews, MD
Johns Hopkins Medicine
Mythili Pathipati, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital
Jason B. Samarasena, MD, AGAF
University of California, Irvine
Monica Saumoy, MD
New York Presbyterian Hospital, Princeton Junction
Allison Schulman, MD, MDH
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Eric Shah, MD, MBA
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Adarsh M. Thaker, MD
UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine
Jennifer Phan, MD
USC Keck School of Medicine
Dennis Shung, MD, MHS
Uzma Siddiqui, MD, FASGE, FACG, AGAF
Joseph Triggs, MD, PhD
David Drew, PhD (AGA Ethics Committee Liaison)
Naresh T. Gunaratnam, MD, AGAF (Governing Board Liaison)
Huron Gastro, P.C.
Larry Kosinski, MD, MBA, AGAF (Governing Board Liaison)