The mission of the Pediatric Technology Center is to establish the world’s leading program in the development of technological solutions for children’s health.
Modern biomedical research has made great strides in science and technology that impacts health care, but for the most part these advances have targeted adult populations. While children are often not included in clinical studies, the greatest impact in many areas of health care could be made by identifying and treating disease at the youngest possible age. Children present distinct challenges in all aspects of research and development: they have a different physiology than adults, they grow and change in ways that adults do not, and market drivers for research and commercialization are often seen as less compelling by the private sector.
To accelerate the pace of practical discovery in pediatric medicine, scientists and engineers at the Georgia Institute of Technology work with clinicians and scientists at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and other partners on the engineering challenges of translating basic research to clinical practice. These efforts define the Pediatric Technology Center, the only organization in the U.S. designed to address this critical gap. Here, fundamental insights and new tools are combined to develop better ways to diagnose, treat, and cure diseases and conditions that affect children.
The Pediatric Technology Center is led by its Chief Scientific Officer, Dr. M.G. Finn, and a versatile team with expertise in the following areas:
- Regenerative Medicine
- 3-D Printing
- Diagnostics and Imaging
- Medical Devices and Device Manufacturing
- Health Analytics
- Patient Facing Technologies