NBC News: “Georgia student, son of 2 first responders, creates lifesaving COVID-19 equipment”

Friends and colleagues, we hope you will enjoy this inspiring story of innovation and collaboration that is helping keep our frontline healthcare professionals safe during this time of desperate need. “I saw nothing better I could do to give back to people like my mom, my dad — who have been working in emergency services…

Medical Device Innovation: A design and development one-on-one with ATDC Lead Entrepreneur in Residence Frank Tighe and GCMI CEO Tiffany Wilson

The design and development process can make or break a medical device’s commercial potential. It is dependent on careful consideration of several intersecting aspects: technological, clinical, commercial and legal. Too many promising medtech innovations and early stage companies fail unnecessarily because they run out of funding before achieving milestones required for next-round investments. Medical device…

Aftermath: Three top reasons new medtech development projects fail and ways to avoid them.

Medtech innovation is an exciting, yet risky enterprise. The vast majority of venture capital and strategic investors now want to see early investment in de-risking medical innovations. There is simply too much potential for failure in the pathway to commercialization, plus financial risk related to market forces and competitive products.   Too many medtech development…

Collaboration in Action: How Georgia Tech faculty and the Flowers Invention Studio used GCMI and the Atlanta medtech ecosystem to bring desperately needed PPE to frontline healthcare workers.

In mid-March 2020, the shortage of personal protective equipment for healthcare providers responding to the COVID-19 outbreak had become a national emergency. By the time the University System of Georgia suspended on-campus instruction and asked students to depart campus by March 13 in response to rapidly increasing numbers of COVID-19 cases, Christopher Saldana, Ph.D., associate…

Breakthrough Initiative Addresses Shortage of Personal Protective Equipment for Nation’s Healthcare Workers in Wake of COVID-19 Pandemic

Research Collaboration to Allow Manufacturers to 3D Print Thousands of Face Shields in the Coming Weeks    Atlanta, GA – March 24, 2020 – Global Center for Medical Innovation (GCMI), the Southeast’s first and only comprehensive medical device innovation center, today announced a collaboration that addresses the severe shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) for…

What do you get out of GCMI’s Phase Zero?

Fast track answers to critical questions that de-risk medtech innovations   When an innovator has identified a medical problem, taking an efficient approach to minimize risk and identify the viability of potential solutions is key. Our Phase Zero focuses on evaluating critical product elements early, minimizing risk, cost and effort.    Key questions: What is…

GCMI and Rambam Medical Center Accelerator Evaluating 12 Israeli Startups for U.S. Commercialization.

In October 2018, GCMI and Rambam Medical Center announced the formation of a partnership to help Israeli medtech innovators commercialize their products in the U.S. healthcare market. Earlier this year, Georgia Bio and the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce recognized our work with a 2019 Phoenix Award recognizing leaders who have forged academic and industry relationships…

Ares Health Systems’ learnings and next steps after 12 months in GCMI’s accelerator program

Last year, Ares Health Systems became the first digital health company to enter GCMI’s accelerator, accessing our digital health commercial development expertise and health system relationships to further validate the value of Ares’ MPower care management platform and commence market penetration. “Our confidence in our value proposition has increased since we’ve last talked,” says Ares…