Demand, Logistics, Technologies and Lifecycle Services: The State of Bioskills Training and Education

Since the first quarter of 2020 the demand for virtual bioskills training and education programs for medical technologies has skyrocketed . Teams leaned on virtual engagement technologies, dedicated lab staff, and proctors onsite, to deliver the training and education required to learn how to safely employ new technologies, products and techniques. At the importance 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…

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…

Increasing Availability of Lateral Access Spinal Surgery Training: Georgia Tech Spring 2021 Capstone Design Expo’s “Vertebros”

Lateral access has become the preferred, minimally invasive method for lumbar spinal surgery. Entering the torso from the side significantly shortens patient recovery times and lessens tissue trauma thanks to a smaller incision requirement.   Thorough surgical training programs are required to ensure physicians avoid localized damage to nerves in the pathway between the incision…

Why GCMI for preclinical testing and bioskills training? Commitment to value.

We know preclinical testing is a substantial commitment of time and treasure for medtech and life science innovators. We also know the most expensive study is the one you have to do twice.   Our response to your request for preclinical work may not be the lowest bottom line price. But please know this: all…

Why GCMI for preclinical testing and bioskills training? Our scientific acumen.

At GCMI and our preclinical testing arm T3 Labs, we take great pride in our scientific acumen. After all, the organization was conceived and designed by translational researchers for medical product developers. Thirst for science: it’s in our DNA.    We won’t turn your project away because it’s too hard, or because we haven’t done…