Recording & Insights: An Introduction to the U.S. FDA’s Investigational Device Exemption (IDE)

Investigational Device Exemptions are required by the U.S. FDA for devices or technologies that require clinical use before regulatory approval or general market release. Examples of devices that may require an IDE study are first in human devices, devices that require Class III premarket approvals, some Class II devices, or a de novo device or…

GCMI’s Sherry Farrugia and Mike Fisher share in the Presidents’ Award of Distinction from CTSA for translational research

Congratulations are in order! GCMI Chief Executive Officer, Sherry Farrugia, and Director for Product Development Mike Fisher, were among those recently awarded the Presidents’ Award of Distinction for Team Science from the Georgia Clinical and Translational Science Alliance (Georgia CTSA).   In collaboration with an interdisciplinary research team led by Omer Inan, associate professor in…

Are you a life science innovator seeking funding in the next 12 months? Applications are open for PitchRounds at AdvanSE 2022.

Our colleagues at Southeast Life Sciences are now accepting applications for Pitchrounds at AdvanSE 2022.   They’re seeking the southeast’s most promising life science innovators across multiple life science categories including biopharma, medtech, diagnostic, digital health and agriculture biotechnology technologies.   Along with Southeast Life Sciences, we encourage those seeking early rounds of six figures…

An Introduction to the U.S. FDA’s Investigational Device Exemption (IDE): A GCMI Webinar

Learn from our experience to streamline your regulatory pathway and set your new medical device or technology up for commercialization success.   Investigational Device Exemptions are required by the U.S. FDA for devices or technologies that require clinical use before regulatory approval or general market release. Examples of devices that may require an IDE study…

Faculty Researchers and Innovators: What you need to know about IRBs and the medtech innovation process – Insights & Recording

New medical technologies or devices cannot enter stages of research or clinical trials in humans without certain authorizations required by regulatory agencies responsible for safety and efficacy. As far as those regulatory bodies are concerned, the path to clinical trials in humans is the same whether it’s research or commercial driven. Failing to walk that…

Georgia Tech researchers partner with GCMI to move their innovative IV Sensor closer to clinical trials

In 2014, a Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta nurse, Lynn Pogue, approached an engineer, Leanne West from Georgia Tech, to discuss the burden of IV monitoring. This is when Sherry Farrugia, the current Chief Executive Officer of GCMI, stepped in to help assemble the team that would begin the investigation into a new device capable of…

GCMI Capstone Support Spotlight: The Hemogoblins: Extending the Shelf Life of Cold Stored Whole Blood

According to the American Red Cross, every two seconds someone in the United States needs a blood transfusion. That fails to take into account injuries sustained by troops in war zones or others needing the precious resource in corners of the world that can take days or weeks to reach.   Yet currently, whole blood…

Wearable pediatric stethoscope wins inaugural GCMI Baby SharQ Tank competition.

A team of mechanical, electrical and computing engineers, supported by the Director of Cardiac Intensive Care for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, has been named winner of the inaugural GCMI Baby SharQ Tank Pitch Competition for their novel, low cost, wearable pediatric stethoscope.   The interdisciplinary team, including engineers (Dr. Hong Yeo, Dr. Yun-Soung Kim, and…

StrideLink Walks Quickly Into the Future of Physical Therapy Through CREATE-X and GCMI

How we walk is a key indicator of any injury, recovery pathway and overall health. Clinicians’ analysis for assessment of gait is still done in a highly subjective way with the naked eye. As such, physical therapists struggle to track patients’ recovery and therapeutic process without a technical, objective yet visual solution for gait assessment.…

Design History File Generation For New Medical Technologies and Devices

Once a new medical technology or device is ready to go from prototype to product, following a defined process and generating appropriate documentation is crucial. Regulatory bodies require specific documentation as evidence to determine the safety and efficacy of the product. These documents range from design input requirements to outputs like design specifications, manufacturing processes…