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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.Ā 

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 asĀ FDA and other regulatory groups involved inĀ the device approval and adoption process. The center’s main goal is toĀ ensure the needs of gastroenterologists and patients are met with each new technology.Ā 

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

Contact [email protected]Ā to learn more.

Want to work with the center? Complete a service request form and we will follow up.
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 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.

  • VirgoĀ 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.Ā 
  • 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.

Highlighted activities

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.

From the AGA journals

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.

Amrita Sethi

Amrita Sethi, MD, MASGE, NYSGEF
Chair
Columbia University School of Medicine

Mythili Pathipati, MD Massachusetts General Hospital
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Jennifer Phan, MD
USC Keck School of Medicine

Jason B. Samarasena, MD, AGAF
University of California, Irvine
Monica Saumoy, MD
New York Presbyterian Hospital, Princeton Junction
Uzma Siddiqui Headshot
Uzma Siddiqui, MD, FASGE, FACG, AGAF UChicago Medicine
Allison Schulman, MD, MDH
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Eric Shah MD headshot
Eric Shah, MD, MBA
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Dennis Shung Headshot
Dennis Shung, MD, MHS
Yale Medicine
Joseph Triggs Headshot
Joseph Triggs, MD, PhD
Penn Medicine

Somaya Albhaisi, MBBCH, MD
Virginia Commonwealth University

David Diehl, MD
Geisinger Medical Center

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Prasad G. Iyer, MD, AGAF
Mayo Clinic, Rochester

Sidhartha R. Sinha, MD
Stanford University

Vaibhav Wadhwa, MD
Univ of Texas McGovern Medical School, Houston

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Sri Komanduri, MD, MS, AGAF, FASGE Past Chair
Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University
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Larry Kosinski, MD, MBA, AGAF Governing Board Liaison
SonarMD

Drew David
David Drew, PhD
Ex-officio
Harvard University
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