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Congratulations to the 2018 Imlay Innovation Grant Awardees

DECEMBER 10, 2018

Design Development, and Evaluation of a Flexible and Steerable Robotic Monopolar Electrocautery Probe for Pediatric Neurosurgery

Georgia Tech: Jaydev Desai, PhD, Shreyes Melkote, PhD
Children’s:  Joshua Chern, MD, PhD
Award Amount: $124,983

Ultrathin, Comfortable, Mulitfunctional Biopatch for Safe and Effective Care of Neonatal and Infant Health Conditions

Georgia Tech: Woon-Hong Yeo, PhD
Children’s: Kevin Maher, MD
Award Amount: $125,000

About the Imlay Innovation Fund

The Imlay Innovation Fund is intended solely to support collaborative activities and pediatric innovation and discovery efforts between Georgia Tech and Children’s, focusing on practical steps that will lead to clinical impact as well as potential commercial opportunities.

The Imlay Innovation fund will support two collaborative grant programs:

Quick Wins, a novel program that allows Children’s clinicians and clinical administrative leaders to bring problems that impact care delivery to the attention of scientists and engineers at Georgia Tech to help develop technology-based solutions to improve pediatric health care.
Innovation Grant: a program to help bridge the gap following proof to concept, giving investigators the ability to collect data, complete further proof-of-concept studies or produce prototypes for testing in order to advance a solution to the next stage of development.