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. 

Industry partners

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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The center works to create guidance to help GIs navigate new technology and stay abreast of GI innovation.

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. 

2023 AGA Tech Summit: Meeting recap

Meet the winner of the 2023 AGA Shark Tank, plus more updates from the AGA Tech Summit that took place March 9-10, 2023, in San Francisco.

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From the AGA journals

Highlighted activities

CGIT leadership

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.

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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

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Eric Shah, MD, MBA

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Adarsh M. Thaker, MD

UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine

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Jennifer Phan, MD

USC Keck School of Medicine

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Dennis Shung, MD, MHS

Yale Medicine

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Uzma Siddiqui, MD, FASGE, FACG, AGAF

UChicago Medicine

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Joseph Triggs, MD, PhD

Penn Medicine

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David Drew, PhD (AGA Ethics Committee Liaison)

Harvard University

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Naresh T. Gunaratnam, MD, AGAF (Governing Board Liaison)

Huron Gastro, P.C.

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Larry Kosinski, MD, MBA, AGAF (Governing Board Liaison)


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