GRA Eminent Scholar Barbara Boyan to lead new Atlanta Pediatric Device Consortium
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has awarded the Georgia Institute of Technology, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA), Emory University and Saint Joseph’s Translational Research Institute a two-year, $1.8 million grant to foster the development of medical devices focused on the special needs of children. The award will launch the new Atlanta Pediatric Device Consortium, which will provide assistance with engineering design, prototype development, pre-clinical and clinical studies and commercialization for novel pediatric medical devices.
The consortium will be led by GRA Eminent Scholar Barbara Boyan of Georgia Tech and co-directors Kevin Maher, a cardiologist and researcher with CHOA and Emory University, and Wilbur Lam, a pediatric hematologist/oncologist and bioengineer with appointments at Emory, the Aflac Cancer Center of CHOA and Georgia Tech. Read more>