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.

To learn more about the center’s offerings, please contact Sherri-Gae Scott, PhD.

• 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 took 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.

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.

the endoscope in the hands

Find out how you can work with AGA on a device registry.



AGA Tech Summit Report

Review the meeting recap, which covers the latest in GI innovation, the 2018 Shark Tank winner, and other highlights from the 2018 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

Read a comprehensive recap of the center’s 2018 AGA Tech Summit session on the path forward to ensure zero device-transmitted infections.

2018 Shark Tank Winner

Hear from the 2018 Shark Tank winner Chang-Hee Kim and his NIH-collaborator Wendy Henderson.

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:

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 Sherri-Gae Scott, PhD, AGA program manager, medical innovation.

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