GLUE Lectures

Sharing Sticky Medical Microtech Ideas!

General Lectures Uniting Everyone (GLUE) is the Atlanta Center for Microsystems Engineered Point-of-care Technologies (ACME POCT) flagship event series and serves as our primary venue to educate on the entrepreneurial pathway and product lifecycle. It provides a forum to pitch clinical problems and teach about the technologies most promising for meeting these clinical needs.


Friday, February 24, 2023 @ 12-12:50 PM (Lunch Provided)


Zoom or In Person @ Emory Children’s Center, Room 302, 2015 Uppergate Drive, Atlanta, 30322

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ULTRASOUND ON A CHIP: New Applications In Intravascular & Sports/Emergency Medicine

About this GLUE Lecture

Inviting all clinicians and others interested in thinking about new ways to apply innovative ultrasound technologies in various medical settings.

Ultrasound imaging is being revolutionized by dramatic miniaturization through convergence of novel transducer technologies and integrated electronics. A significant part of an ultrasound system can now fit at the tip of a catheter for minimally invasive imaging in the vasculature and can lead to wearable wireless patches to monitor bone fracture healing, blood flow, edema at joints, or intracranial treatment monitoring. We will briefly introduce the key enabling technologies and open the conversation to discuss several current implementations and potential future applications in medicine.      


About the Speakers

Levent Degertekin, PhD is the George W. Woodruff Chair in Mechanical Systems and Professor in the G.W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering and the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Tech. Dr. Degertekin's current research focuses on microscale devices and integrated systems for ultrasound based medical imaging/therapy and magnetic resonance imaging.

Moderating the conversation with Dr. Degertekin is David Ku, PhD, MD, Regents’ Professor, Lawrence P. Huang Chair Professor of Engineering Entrepreneurship in the Business School, and Vascular Surgeon. He has founded several Medical Device companies with exits to two public companies and will guide the conversation toward recognizing major commercial opportunities for novel medical devices.

Bringing Engineers and Clinicians Together to Explore Microchip Applications in Healthcare

Learn about new technologies currently being developed by GA Tech engineers followed by discussion about potential new clinical applications. We envision uses applicable to a wide variety of disciplines including cardiology, pulmonology, neurology, orthopedics, rheumatology, nephrology, urology, and ENT. Speakers: Farrokh Ayazi, Ph.D. and W. Hong Yeo, Ph.D. (9/16/2022)

The Secret Sauce: Ingredients for Biomedical Startup Success

What key ingredients, other than luck, do you need to mix together to make a Biomedical Startup a delicious success? Dr. Lee Herron shares his chef’s secrets on identifying what makes a company interesting to the Georgia Research Alliance; who you need on your team, how to test your prototypes, and what to consider when seeking funding for your venture (4/19/2022)

An Oasis in a Medical Desert: Bringing COVID-19 Testing to Under-Resourced Communities while also Helping to Develop Point-of-Care Testing Strategies

Presented by: Mark A. Griffiths, MD, FAAP, FACEP, Associate Medical Director, Hughes Spalding Emergency Dept, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta (12/10/2021)

The long and winding road of bringing laboratory accuracy to clinical point of care – and why this road could lead straight to your driveway!

A seasoned entrepreneur on best practices and lessons learned in developing point-of-care devices. Presented by Ingo Chakravarty, VP/GM Rapid Diagnostics Solutions, Thermo Fisher Scientific (10/19/2021)

Asymptomatic surveillance testing for SARS-CoV-2: The Emory University Experience

Presented by John D. Roback, MD, PhD, Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Roback serves as Director of Emory's Center for Transfusion and Cellular Therapy (8/20/2021)

Don’t Forget About Human Factors - Lessons from COVID-19 Point-of-Care Diagnostic Testing

Presented by Sarah Farmer, Director of Testing and Evaluation at Center for Advanced Communications Policy (CACP) and Managing Director of HomeLab , and Amanda Peagler, a research scientist at CACP at Georgia Tech. Presentation slides can be found here (3/5/2021)

POC, CT, and SARS: Oh, My! We’re Off to See the Wizard

Join us to hear about how COVID 19 tests are chosen, how they’re used, and how clarity can be drawn from confusion. Presented by Bevery Rogers, Mark Gonzalaz, Robert Jerris (11/20/2020)

The Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx) initiative: How you can tap into a share of this $500M for COVID-19 diagnostics development

Presented by Wilbur Lam, Greg Martin, Oliver Brand, Erika Tyburski, Stacy Heilman (5/14/2020)

Establishing a viable business model for your medical device invention: Reimbursement and payment tips that pay-off

Presented by Teresa Wilson, DHHS Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, David J. Kim, MD, DigiTx Partners, and Rosemary Gammon, PAHM, Principal Consultant at Sage Healthcare Consultants, LLC (2/24/2020)