Atlanta, GA & Framingham, MA – June 24, 2020


In response to the unprecedented need for continuous innovation and improving patient outcomes, GCMI ( the leading accelerator and incubator in the Southeastern United States and Alira Health a leading international healthcare and life sciences advisory firm are pleased to announce their new partnership. With this partnership, Alira Health will use their expertise, knowledge, and deep connections within the healthcare and life sciences industry and core disciplines in a pro-active, on-going manner to support GCMI’s new and existing client base of innovators. Alira Health will offer a suite of advisory support, including medical affairs, market access and strategic consulting services. The partnership with GCMI will highlight the collaborative nature and knowledge of each group to benefit the innovator. 


“This partnership expands our eco-system exponentially and will be beneficial to existing and new clients instantaneously,” states Tiffany Wilson, CEO for GCMI. “Out of the gate, we expect to see benefits for our innovators both locally and globally with the amount of resources and knowledge provided by Alira Health complementary to GCMI. Even more so, GCMI will be aligned as the foremost Incubator and Accelerator in the Southeast and in the United States. It places our innovators to have more recognition in these areas as well as globally with Alira Health’s impressive network.” 


David Uffer. Credit: Alira Health

“We are excited to start a meaningful collaboration with GCMI, one of the country’s premier organizations dedicated to incubating and accelerating innovations in medtech. We look forward to supporting their leading portfolio of companies, helping to bring new innovations to market, efficiently and cost-effectively” states David Uffer, Senior Partner and Vice President of MedTech, Alira Health. “Our mission of enabling healthcare transformation complements GCMI’s innovators expertise with a full spectrum of advisory services. We seek to uncover opportunity, accelerate innovation, and bring to market solutions to improve outcomes for patients and reduce costs across all stakeholders. Our partnership with GCMI also demonstrates our commitment to fostering company formation and development in the Southeast ecosystem where the medtech industry is continuing to grow.”


GCMI is the U.S. proving ground for global medical innovation with the mission is to help direct the development, testing, training and commercialization of innovative medical products. With Alira Health’s ability to provide resources and guide strategy, GCMI will provide a unique incubator and accelerator approach for innovators to succeed in saving lives and improving patient care.


About Alira Health Alira Health is an international advisory firm on the frontlines of healthcare transformation. We provide a suite of integrated services designed to help healthcare and life science companies innovate and grow across their solutions lifecycle.

Alira Health was founded in 1999 and is based outside of Boston, MA, U.S. It has offices in San Francisco, CA, U.S.; Paris, France; Barcelona, Spain; Munich, Germany; Milan, Italy; and Basel and Geneva, Switzerland.


About Global Center for Medical Innovation  The Global Center for Medical Innovation (GCMI) is the Southeast’s first and only comprehensive medical device innovation center, dedicated to accelerating development, building businesses and improving health. GCMI opened its doors in April 2012 and to date has worked with over 50 different startups, clinician innovators, university tech transfer offices and academic researchers to design, engineer, prototype, and facilitate commercialization of a broad range of innovative medical devices.