AGA Center for GI Innovation & Technology
The center 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.
Expertise and Services
We’ll work confidentially one-on-one to help your company reach its business goals.
• Organization of Stakeholder, Expert and Key Opinion Leader Meetings
• Objective Reimbursement Assessment and Recommendations
• Clinical Study Review and Feedback and/or Design and Development
• Identification of Experts
• Assessment of Peer-Reviewed Literature
AGA Tech Summit
The 2018 AGA Tech Summit will take place March 21-23 in Boston, MA. The annual summit provides a chance to learn from and engage with experts in GI, venture capitalists, payors, industry colleagues and representatives from FDA.
Leverage AGA’s expertise and access to KOLs to receive critical feedback on the future direction and strategy of your business. Half or full day meetings bring together KOLs and industry representatives to discuss your most pressing challenges. For more information, contact Amy Woodward.
Develop the Innovation Workforce
Support fellows’ and young GIs’ travel to the Tech Summit. Companies can identify fellows who may want to attend the Tech Summit; AGA will invite and coordinate travel. New in 2018: AGA will host an evening mixer where KOLs will provide brief remarks about their career path and field questions from fellows and young GIs. For more information, contact Amy Woodward to discuss.
Apply for the Shark Tank
In AGA’s very own Shark Tank, representatives from startups to large companies, with a focus in GI, can present their novel idea/innovation to an expert panel of industry leaders. Applications are now being accepted.
Endoscopic Suturing Registry
AGA has partnered with Apollo Endosurgery, Inc. to establish a clinical research registry to track and evaluate patient outcomes after trans-oral endoscopic suturing procedures. The Prospective Registry for Trans-Oral Suturing Applications (“Endoscopic Suturing Registry”) will collect real-world data related to the safety and effectiveness of procedures done with Apollo Endosurgery’s OverStitch™ Endoscopic Suturing System.
Find out how you can work with AGA on a device registry.
AGA Tech Summit Report
Review the meeting recap, which covers medtech successes and failures, promising new technologies, and other highlights from the 2017 meeting.
The center led the development of an expert whitepaper on advanced imaging in Barrett’s esophagus.
The center provides guidance on the management of diminutive colon polyps based on endoluminal imaging in this whitepaper.
Infection from Devices
Review the center’s recommendations to physicians on how to prevent device-associated infections.
Gastroenterology’s Shark Tank
Entrepreneurs share their experience in the 2017 AGA Tech Summit “Shark Tank”, and two of the “sharks” also share their take on this year’s innovations.
Dr. Tom Shehab, venture capitalist, provides advice on creating a value proposition for your device.
Friends of the Center
Friends of the AGA Center for GI Innovation and Technology is a distinction given to those companies that make a significant multi-year financial commitment to support the center’s global efforts of fostering innovation and technology in digestive and metabolic diseases.
AGA thankfully acknowledges:
V. Raman Muthusamy, MD, AGAF, FACG, FASGE, Chair
Clinical Professor of Medicine, Director of Endoscopy, University of California, Los Angeles
Sri Komanduri, MD, AGAF, Vice-Chair
Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
Ashish Atreja, MD, MPH
Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY
Laurel R. Fisher, MD, AGAF
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Rajeev Jain, MD, AGAF, Governing Board Liaison
Texas Digestive Disease Consultants, Dallas
Michael L. Kochman, MD, Immediate Past Chair
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Janak N. Shah, MD
Ochsner Health System, New Orleans, LA
Are you ready to take the next step?
To learn more about the center, please contact Sherri-Gae Scott, PhD, AGA program manager, medical innovation.