The Global Center for Medical Innovation is an independent, not-for-profit, full-service product development organization - the first and only one of its kind in the Southeast. The center helps new product teams enhance their product development, shorten time to market, and achieve significant cost savings throughout the process. It’s a new, collaborative environment that makes everyone’s effort more efficient and cost effective.
Translational Testing and Training Laboratories Inc. (T3 Labs) is an independently operated, privately held, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. In 2012, T3 Labs became a wholly-owned subsidiary of a joint-operating company formed by Emory Healthcare and Saint Joseph's Health System. With 15 years of experience, their mission is to provide high-value pre-clinical testing and training services to medical device, biologics, and pharmaceutical developers and manufacturers. They work with industry and academic sponsors to improve patient care by more effectively and efficiently developing and commercializing their devices and products.
The Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience (IBB) opened its doors in 1995 and since that time it has served as a catalyst for innovative bioengineering and bioscience research. Located in the heart of Midtown Atlanta, IBB offers a bold variety of both traditional and cutting-edge medical research. Provides and administrative home to APDC and staff support.
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta & Emory University School of Medicine have formed a close partnership that combines the clinical strengths of the nation's largest pediatric healthcare provider (Children's) and the research strengths of a leading academic medical center (Emory University).
The Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) at Georgia Tech is a startup incubator that helps technology entrepreneurs in Georgia launch and grow successful companies. One of the oldest and most successful research university affiliated incubators in the United States, ATDC was founded in 1980, and has fostered innovation and economic development by graduating more than 150 companies, which together have raised over $2 billion in outside financing. ATDC was recently named by Forbes as one of the "Top 12 Business Incubators Changing the World".
Previously referred to as the Atlanta Clinical & Translational Science Institute (ACTSI) the Georgia CTSA is an inter-institutional magnet that concentrates basic, translational and clinical investigators, community clinicians, professional societies and industry collaborators in dynamic clinical and translational research projects. Emory, Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM), Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), and now the University of Georgia form the GaCTSA. This partnership, a strategic multi-institutional alliance, offers compelling, unique and synergistic advantages.
VentureLab is part of Georgia Tech’s Enterprise Innovation Institute. It launched in 2001 to collaborate with researchers who want to create startups based on their Georgia Tech research. Staffed by five serial entrepreneurs, two graduate research assistants, and four NSF sponsored entrepreneurial teaching team members, VentureLab provides a structured approach to moving research out of the lab and into the marketplace. Startup processes include extensive customer discovery, frequently using I-Corps grants. Seed funding is provided to startup teams using a state resource, Georgia Research Alliance (GRA) and local angels, private equity, and the venture capital community nationally. GRA funding is milestone based and starts before company formation. We actively recruit volunteer entrepreneur mentors who provide teams assistance with finding a fundable business model and occasionally take an active role in or leading the startup. VentureLab exists to serve the Georgia Tech research community.
The Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering is a unique partnership and a spectacular success story. The department is dedicated to improving health and well-being by fostering the next generation of leaders in biomedical engineering worldwide; and our biomedical engineering bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs are consistently recognized among the best in the world.
The Pediatric Technology Center (PTC) brings clinical experts together with Georgia Tech scientists and engineers to develop technological solutions to problems in the health and care of children. The PTC provides extraordinary opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration in pediatrics, creating breakthrough discoveries that often can only be found at the intersection of multiple disciplines. These collaborations also allow us to bring discoveries to the clinic and the bedside, thereby enhancing the lives of children and young adults.
Kids and Families Impacting Disease Through Science (KIDS) is an advisory group of children, adolescents and families focused on understanding, communicating and improving medicine, research and innovation for children. KIDS is a collaboration between the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Section on Advances in Therapeutics and Technology (SOATT), local AAP Chapters, children’s hospitals, local schools and other partners. The concept was piloted in Connecticut and is being expanded in the U.S. and abroad. Teams are also being linked together to form the International Children’s Advisory Network (ICAN).
The VA Bio+Tech Park is a vibrant, life sciences community located adjacent to the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Medical Center on a 34-acre campus in downtown Richmond, Virginia. The Park is home to nearly 70 private and non-profit companies, state and federal laboratories, and research institutes/administrative functions of VCU and VCU Health, employing approximately 2,400 researchers, scientists, engineers and support personnel. Major member organizations in the park include the VCU Innovation Gateway, the Altria Center for Research and Technology, United Network for Organ Sharing, True Health Diagnostics and the Virginia Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services.