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.
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 our innovative funding recipients
The GI Opportunity Fund is excited to announce that it has completed its first five 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 developed a system to transform any endoscope into an EUS.
- NeXtGen Biologics has patent-protected technology using the tissue of a salamander with regenerative abilities for a variety of clinical benefits.
- EvoEndo has created sterile single-use, flexible endoscopes that enable unsedated endoscopic procedures.
- Oshi Health‘s innovative, virtual care delivery model can help to reduce barriers to patient care.
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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.
Amrita Sethi, MD, MASGE, NYSGEF
Columbia University School of Medicine
Jennifer Phan, MD
USC Keck School of Medicine
University of California, Irvine
New York Presbyterian Hospital, Princeton Junction
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Somaya Albhaisi, MBBCH, MD
Virginia Commonwealth University
David Diehl, MD
Geisinger Medical Center
Prasad G. Iyer, MD, AGAF
Mayo Clinic, Rochester
Sidhartha R. Sinha, MD
Vaibhav Wadhwa, MD
Univ of Texas McGovern Medical School, Houston
Larry Kosinski, MD, MBA, AGAF Governing Board Liaison