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 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 $7,500 to $25,000. Learn more about the benefits associated with each level and for more information, contact Amy Woodward.

KOL Meetings

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.

Advertise in the Tech Report

Each year the AGA Tech Summit conference report is distributed to all AGA members as a supplement to GI & Hep News. See the 2017 report. For more information, contact Mark Branca.

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 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 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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Genetic Testing for GI Cancer Risk

2017-06-27 13:24:12 UTC AGA members: Find this interesting? Share your thoughts with colleagues in AGA Community. June 27, 2017 Genetic testing has enormous potential for identifying patients at risk for specific cancers, but we must be honest about limitations....

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Your Guide to Innovation in GI

2017-06-22 13:13:23 UTC AGA members: Find this interesting? Share your thoughts with colleagues in AGA Community. June 22, 2017 Keep up to date with the latest advances in GI by reading the 2017 AGA Tech Summit Report. As a busy clinician, we recognize that it’s...

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

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Bethesda, MD 20814

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