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.

Our Work

To accelerate the pace of practical discovery in pediatric medicine, scientists and engineers at the Georgia Institute of Technology work with clinicians and other partners on the 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. 

Impact Report

The Center provides extraordinary opportunities for Interdisciplinary collaboration in pediatrics and creative breakthrough discoveries that often can only be found at the intersection of multiple disciplines. View Impact Report Here


EBBThe 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.

Construction for the CODA building began in 2016. Vertical construction was completed in the fall of 2018, with the final phases of construction wrapping up in May 2019. The signature mixed-use office, computing center, and retail complex is programmed around high performance computing modeling, simulation and a sustainable innovation ecosystem that integrates the existing assets of Technology Square with new opportunities in interdisciplinary research, commercialization and sustainability.

The 21-story, $355 million project comprises 755,000 SF of space, including 605,000 office, 93,000 data center, 46,000 retail and 600 underground parking spaces. Georgia Tech is leasing about half the space in the building. The project is located on two acres of land at 771 Spring St NW in Midtown Atlanta owned by the Georgia Tech Foundation.

Georgia Tech, the anchor tenant, selected the team of Portman Holdings and Next Tier HD to develop the project. Portman, based in Atlanta, has designed and developed 25 million square feet of Atlanta real estate and currently has ownership interest in 19 million square feet ($2.8 billion) world-wide, having provided services for 23 Fortune 500 companies. With a headquarters in New York City, the three founding partners of Next Tier HD have acquired and developed over 3.4 million square feet of mission critical assets with a combined value in excess of $650 million, and currently hold an additional $250 million in data centers and related strategic support facilities.