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.

Sponsor the Meeting

There are multiple sponsorship levels ranging from $5,000 to $25,000. See the benefits associated with each level. For more information, contact Amy Woodward.

Secure Private Space

AGA can help you secure a space for private meetings and presentations. For more information, contact Amy Woodward.

Meet with AGA Experts

Sit down with AGA and center leadership or AGA reimbursement experts to receive objective advice and feedback. Email 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 will be accepted starting September 2017.

Sponsor the Report

Each year the AGA Tech Summit conference report is distributed to all AGA members. See the 2017 report. For more information, contact Amy Woodward.



AGA Tech Summit Report

Review the meeting recap, which covers medtech successes and failures, promising new technologies, and other highlights from the 2017 meeting.


Barrett’s Esophagus

The center led the development of an expert whitepaper on advanced imaging in Barrett’s esophagus.


Endoluminal Imaging

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.

Video Insight

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:

Latest News

New Device Registry Announced

2017-10-25 15:34:05 UTC AGA members: Find this interesting? Share your thoughts with colleagues in AGA Community. Oct. 25, 2017 AGA has partnered with Apollo Endosurgery to develop a registry to track real-world data for flexible endoscopic suturing procedures. The...

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New AGA Center Chair Seeks to Streamline Innovation

2017-07-11 15:56:17 UTC AGA members: Find this interesting? Share your thoughts with colleagues in AGA Community. July 12, 2017 Get to know Dr. V. Raman Muthusamy, chair of the AGA Center for GI Innovation and Technology, in this brief video interview. A lot has...

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Executive Committee

V. Raman Muthusamy, MD, AGAF, FACG, FASGE, Chair

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 Jennifer Conte, CGCS, vice president, research and innovation.

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