Boston Scientific Pledges $600K to Support GI Technology Research and Education

September 12, 2013

The AGA Institute has announced that Boston Scientific will provide a $600,000 unrestricted grant over three years to help fund the AGA Research and Technology Initiative. Boston Scientific, a leading innovator of medical solutions, is dedicated to creating enhanced technologies designed for diagnosing and treating diseases of the digestive system.

Boston Scientific’s gift to the AGA Research and Technology Initiative will help ensure that researchers have the support they need to discover ways to better diagnose, treat and cure digestive diseases. Through the AGA Research Foundation, funding will support investigators interested in studying the role of technology in gastroenterology and hepatology.

In addition to funding research in technology, Boston Scientific’s gift will support:

  • AGA’s Center for GI Innovation and Technology, which supports innovation and the development of new technology in gastroenterology, hepatology, nutrition and obesity by guiding medical device and therapeutics innovators through the technology development and adoption process.
  • AGA’s annual technology summit, which serves to identify unmet needs in gastroenterology, highlight promising new technologies, and deliver vital information on what it takes to obtain approval, adoption, coverage and reimbursement in today's health-care environment.
  • AGA Research Foundation’s Corporate Roundtable, which engages corporate and clinical GI leaders in discussion regarding scientific advancements, policy, legislation and other issues and opportunities that impact the science and practice of gastroenterology and hepatology.

Read more about this generous gift in the official AGA press release.

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