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…

Faculty Researchers and Innovators: Medtech Innovation does not work like any other form of innovation. What you need to know about IRBs and the medtech innovation process; a GCMI webinar.

Join us as we walk through the required steps of medtech innovation and, more importantly, why they’re required for academic researchers and innovators with ideas or technologies that could improve healthcare provision, save or improve lives.

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…

From Capstone through CREATE-X and on to the precipice of commercialization: Ethos Medical’s medtech journey for its novel spinal guidance system

In 2018, GCMI chronicled one Georgia Tech Capstone team’s effort to end complications from epidural misplacement.   Fast forward more than three years and the promising product dubbed Neuraline has evolved to become a new medtech startup: Ethos Medical. The Ethos team leveraged the supporting elements and mentors within the Georgia Tech CREATE-X program—with assistance…

The State of Preclinical Studies: A Q&A with GCMI’s Director of Scientific Affairs Evan Goldberg

Our lives, personal and professional, bear little resemblance to those we led at the beginning of 2020. Remarkably, in February 2021, U.S. FDA announced the agency “approved, cleared, or authorized a record high of 132 novel medical devices in 2020, surpassing the 40-year high mark we set in 2018 and capping off 10 years of…

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.…

Dr. Emily Blum, Medical Affairs Liaison for GCMI, Named Emory University Adjunct Assistant Professor

Congratulations to GCMI’s very own: Dr. Emily Blum on her recent advancement within Emory University from Adjunct Clinical Instructor to Adjunct Assistant Professor. The advancement is a testament to Dr. Blum’s commitment to education and clinical research. Emily is instrumental in advancing med tech innovation for GCMI. She works tirelessly to promote GCMI in successfully…

Georgia Bio Names GCMI, the Saldana Research Group and Georgia Tech 2021 Golden Helix Innovation Award Winner

Georgia Bio, the state’s life science trade association, named GCMI, the Saldana Research Group and Georgia Tech 2021 Golden Helix Innovation Award recipients. The Innovation Award recognizes the department, institution, company or individuals who are forging new ground by thinking outside traditional paradigms to create some unique technology.   In early 2020, U.S. frontline healthcare…