The Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Pediatric Technology Center is part of the Georgia Institute of Technology. Our goal is to facilitate collaboration between Children's Healthcare of Atlanta clinicians, doctors, and researchers conducting fundamental and translational research to advance children's health and delivery of pediatric services in a broad range of research areas.
To accelerate the pace of practical discovery in pediatric medicine, scientists and engineers at the Georgia Institute of Technology work with clinicians, scientists, and other partners on the engineering challenges of translating basic research to clinical practice. These efforts define the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Pediatric Technology Center, where fundamental insights and new tools are combined to develop better ways to diagnose, treat, and cure diseases and conditions that affect children.
The Center provides extraordinary opportunities for interdiscuplinary collaboration in pediatrics and creative breakthrough discoveries that often can only be found at the intersection of multiple disciplines. View Impact Report Here
The Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Pediatric Technology Center is housed on the ground floor of the Roger A. and Helen B. Krone Engineered Biosystems Building (EBB) on Georgia Tech campus. EBB is a giant leap forward in creating the infrastructure that inspires and sustains scientific discovery at Georgia Tech and enables us to expand our commitment to improving and saving lives by bringing new treatments, medical technologies, medications, and therapies to patients. The key to innovation lies in collaboration, and the EBB is designed to facilitate research across disciplinary and institutional boundaries.
In addition to the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Pediatric Technology Center office in EBB, all facilities around Georgia Tech's campus are available for research and collaboration. The Medical Device Test Center, the Center for Advanced Brain Imaging, and the Global Center for Medical Innovation are three facilities that may be of particular interest. In addition, construction has begun on a new data center named Coda.
The Medical Device Test Center simulates real-world exposure of electromagnetic emissions to identify potential interference with implanted and externally-worn medical devices. Documenting these interactions help manufacturers improve compatibility. Resources for medical device-to-external electromagnetic environments testing and inter-medical device interference testing are available for a wide variety of interference sources, including airport metal detectors, EAS systems, and RFID systems.
The Georgia State / Georgia Tech Center for Advanced Brian Imaging (CABI) is located in the southwest part of the GeorgiaTech campus in midtown Atlanta. Their 3-Tesla Siemens Trio Magnetic Resonance Imaging system allows them to investigate brain function and structure. In addition, they have a Neuronetics Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation systems well as a mock MRI scanner for training and several scanner-compatible experiment hardware for audio-stimulus delivery, eyetracking, and response gloves. Also available are multiple data analysis software packages.
As an affiliate of the Georgia Institute of Technology, the Global Center for Medical Innovation (GCMI) is located in midtown just a few miles from the Georgia Tech Campus. GCMI is the Southeast’s first and only comprehensive medical device innovation center dedicated to designing, engineering, prototyping, preclinical testing, training, and facilitation of commercialization of a broad range of innovative medical devices. With GLP-compliant and AAALAC-accredited facilities and access to imaging modalities, including echocardiography (TTE, TEE, ICE), x-ray and fluoroscopy, microCT, CT (up to 128 slice), and 3T MRI, GCMI provides medical device entrepreneurs and new product development teams all of the critical resources they need to efficiently bring new products from an idea through GLP preclinical studies.
In April of 2016, construction has begun on the new Coda facility that will house both Georgia Tech researchers and companies working to take advantage of new approaches in data science and engineering. By putting these diverse groups together in the same space — centered on a massive new data center — we’ll create synergies that will make Georgia Tech, Atlanta, and the state of Georgia an international hub for this fast-growing field. The nearly 750,000-square-foot mixed-use facility will create new opportunities in interdisciplinary research, commercialization and sustainability. It will also enhance the area’s innovation ecosystem, which fosters collaboration between the Institute, startups and established industry leaders.