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AGA announces companies to take on the “Sharks”

There is still time to register for next week’s AGA Tech Summit.

The AGA Center for GI Innovation and Technology is pleased to announce the 2019 AGA Tech Summit’s Shark Tank finalists and poster presenters.

The 10th annual AGA Tech Summit, to be held April 10-12, 2019, in San Francisco, California, will once again feature a Shark Tank competition, which provides an opportunity for GI innovators and entrepreneurs to present their innovative medical device or technology idea to a panel of experts and receive real-time feedback. Five finalists have been selected to present to the panel on Thursday, April 11. The winner will receive an award and promotion via AGA publications and social media channels. Eight additional applicants were selected to present their innovation at the AGA Tech Summit’s Networking Reception and Innovation Poster Session immediately following the Shark Tank presentations. 

The 2019 Shark Tank finalists are:

    • Andres Acosta, Phenomix Sciences, LLC 
    • Malcolm Hebblewhite, Atmo Biosciences 
    • Jennifer David, Oshi 
    • Vik Kashyap, Toi Labs, Inc. 
    • Andrew Ninh, Docbot

Stay tuned to AGA eDigest after the meeting to learn more about these companies and to see the results of the Shark Tank competition.

The presenters at the Innovation Poster Session are:

    • Fergal Donnellan, CoMotion Drug Delivery Systems 
    • Robert Holbrook, BPEndo, LLC
    • Cera Jaffe, Rx.Health 
    • Toufic Kachaamy, CTCA 
    • Mehmet Kazgan, Cliexa 
    • Adi Reddy, Biogastrex, LLC
    • Brent Stern, TEAM BS, LLC 
    • Christopher Vesy, Creative Empowering Solutions, LLC 

The AGA Tech Summit bridges the divide between a growing need for new clinical tools and the ability to move innovative solutions to market. By bringing together and fostering collaboration among innovators, clinicians, medical technology companies, regulatory agency representatives and venture capitalists, AGA is helping to ensure a pipeline of GI innovation that ultimately will improve delivery of care and patient outcomes.  

Pre-event registration for the AGA Tech Summit ends at noon (ET) on April 5. Thereafter, you may register on-site April 11-12. For more information, visit