Global Center for Medical Innovation

575, 14th Street, nw , 30318 Atlanta
USA

Telephone +1 678 764-2383
twilson@devices.net

This company is co-exhibitor of
Messe Düsseldorf North America

Trade fair hall

  • Hall 16 / D10-8
 Interactive Plan

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MEDICA 2016 hall map (Hall 16): stand D10-8

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MEDICA 2016 fairground map: Hall 16

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 07  Medical Services and Publications
  • 07.04  Professional institutions

Professional institutions

Our products

Product category: Professional institutions

GCMI’s Process

GCMI’s proven process takes a four-phase approach to guide device development and commercialization. We consistently achieve success through our highly interactive approach that begins with innovation, brings in experts for collaborations and iteration that refines and improves the initial concept.

Concept
A new product always begins with an idea; but before it can move forward, it’s necessary to conduct market analysis to determine need and applications. This is supplemented by targeted consultations with regulatory affairs, intellectual property, reimbursement, preclinical, clinical, and other experts to identify potential roadblocks to commercialization.

Design/Build
Once the plan is established, the actual design/build process begins. GCMI’s prototyping capabilities allow the production of 3D models that quickly reveal any design issues and allow effective iteration processes. During this phase, we can begin both non-GLP and GLP preclinical studies with our partner, T3 Labs, and identify other necessary vendor resources.

Plan
While GCMI can move quickly when required, preparation of a plan that identifies engineering requirements, materials, quality systems and evaluation criteria streamlines the process while lowering overall development costs. In our experience, careful planning upfront with input from relevant experts results in shorter time to market and greater predictability.

Evaluate
Is the concept working as intended? Will it be safe, effective, and cost-efficient? What are the odds it will clear regulatory hurdles and achieve reimbursement? Those questions and many more are examined during this final phase, when grants, investors and industry are investigated to fund continued development and achieve commercialization.

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About us

Company details

The Global Center for Medical Innovation (GCMI) brings together core members of the medical device community, including universities, research centers, clinicians, established device companies, investors and startups, with the goal of accelerating the commercialization of innovative medical technology. 

GCMI is an independent, not-for-profit, full-service product development organization — the first and only one of its kind in the Southeast. Launched in April 2012, the Center helps new-product teams enhance their product development, shorten time to market, and potentially achieve significant cost savings throughout the process. This collaborative environment makes everyone’s efforts more efficient and cost-effective.

The Center is located in Midtown Atlanta near Georgia Tech, T3 Labs, and Emory Midtown Hospital, an area thriving with technological innovation and entrepreneurship. It provides easy access to the city, the Southeast and — with the world’s busiest airport only 30 minutes away — the nation and the world.

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