Come work with our industry leading medtech innovation design and development team – Seeking a senior research engineer to join the GCMI team

GCMI, a non-profit affiliate of the Georgia Institute of Technology, is actively recruiting for a research engineer to lead multiple new medtech product development projects.   The medical device design services and product development team at GCMI facilitates medical product development through all phases – from initial concept generation through transfer to production manufacturing. We…

Interdisciplinary Innovation in Action – 2022 Fall Capstone Team Wristy Business Tackles a Standard of Care Treatment Suffering from a 40-70% Failure Rate

The human wrist is a complex arrangement of short, small bones, component joints and ligaments. Especially among young, active people, it is subject to approximately 20,000 instances of scapholunate ligament (SLL) tears, mostly the result of an intense impact to the hand.   Left untreated, SLL tears can degrade quickly, leading to the untreatable scapholunate…

Can Preclinical Studies Actually Be Agile?

Quick Insights Aligned in Acceleration: Indeed, the Most Expensive Preclinical Study is the One You Have to Do Twice As mentioned in a post last month, our colleagues at Within3 are using technology to accelerate pharma and medtech innovation in some very interesting ways, all of which center around actionable insights generation and insights management. …

Preclinical Implications for 3D Printed and Bioresorbable Medical Technologies

The phrase “personalized medicine” has been thrown about by so many for so long in healthcare as to defy definition: or require post graduate work in any one of dozens of specific clinical or technological fields.   For the sake of brevity, 3D printing and bioresorbable material technologies are actively realizing personalized medicine in the…

Quite a Ride! Meet the GCMI Team: Saylan Lukas, Director of Research and Development Engineering

So many engineers probably wanted to be an astronaut as kids at some point or another. Saylan Lukas wanted to design roller coasters.   Fortunately for GCMI, our clients and patients benefiting from novel medical technologies, Saylan’s elective in Biomedical Engineering taught by Dr. Sam Hulbert at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology shifted his career course…

New Technologies for Neurosurgery, Urology and Endoscopy Earn Inaugural I3 GCMI Research Awards

“In partnership with Georgia CTSA (Clinical and Translational Science Alliance), the I3 (Imagine, Innovate, and Impact) GCMI Research Awards are intended to spark synergistic interactions among investigators from the Emory School of Medicine (SOM) with Georgia Tech affiliate the Global Center for Medical Innovation (GCMI). Proposals are envisioned to improve patient care by more effectively…

When Stars Align – Stridelink quickens its march to commercialization aligned with new remote monitoring capabilities and CMS CPT codes

Occasionally, even in the medtech innovation industry, stars align for a new technology to quickly, powerfully achieve commercialization and the associated clinical outcomes intended.   Such may well be the case for the team and technology at StrideLink.   As we reported last year, “StrideLink is a new technology venture, a first of its kind…

Early, consistent focus on the unmet need keeps Augment Health on a solid commercialization pathway

Stephen Kalinsky and Jared Meyers met on their first day as students in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech. Five years later, the graduates have completed a 3-month tenure at ZeroTo510 in Memphis and are currently midstream in their endeavor to advance health and dignity for people dealing with spinal injuries or neurological…

The 2022 State of Medtech Design and Development Landscape

Medical technology innovation and critical supporting service providers are not only working through pent up demand for delayed projects from 2020 and 2021, but also striving to advance technologies that reduce cost and improve patient outcomes developed much more recently. The U.S. FDA is striving to support innovation with new programs and guidelines that improve…

Rooted in Cardiology: Let’s talk preclinical and cardio innovation at TCT 2022

Founded by Cardiologists In the late 1990s, Dr. Robert Matheny, Chief Scientific Officer of CorMatrix Cardiovascular Inc., was looking for accessible resources, including preclinical support, needed to support innovation in care for cardiovascular physicians and their patients.   In 1999, his collaboration with other Atlanta area interventional cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons resulted in the development…