Georgia Tech kicks off health technology program at ATDC

G.P. "Bud" Peterson and David Weeks
Georgia Tech President G.P. “Bud” Peterson, left, welcomes David Weeks, NASCO’s chief technology officer, to Tech’s Advanced Technology Development Center. (Photo: Péralte C. Paul)

The Advanced Technology Development Center formally launched its ATDC Health Technology (HealthTech) Program with a July 10 reception and gathering of entrepreneurs in the health space.

The ATDC HealthTech Program was announced in June, following a significant financial commitment from NASCO to the Georgia Institute of Technology.

NASCO is a leading provider of information technology products and services designed to help healthcare payers across the United States address unique business challenges and revolutionize business operations. ATDC is a Georgia Tech program and NASCO gave the funds to the Institute to provide the initial support for a new initiative at ATDC centered around entrepreneurs in healthcare-focused technology.

Kirk Barnes
Kirk Barnes, an ATDC startup catalyst with a deep background in the life sciences, will lead the HealthTech Program efforts. (Photo by: Péralte C. Paul)

The funding supports one-on-one coaching and provides resources for commercial success, in addition to healthcare-focused commercialization workshops, hackathons, and the hosting of industry thought leaders in healthcare innovations in regulation, production, and manufacturing.

The more than 40 startups in ATDC’s current HealthTech portfolio are building companies with innovative approaches to population health, caregiver support, billing fraud, precision medicine, genomics, medical devices, diagnostics, data analytics, and process improvements in drug research.