Next-Generation Diagnostic for Gastrointestinal Disorders
Gastrointestinal disorders are the cause of significant morbidity in the United States, resulting in over $50B in healthcare expenditures by some estimates. Diagnosis of these disorders relies on largely anatomic evaluation with radiographic imaging and endoscopy. These tests poorly assess functional pathology. G-Tech Medical, a company based at the Fogarty Institute for Innovation and headed by Steve Axelrod, PhD, promises to deliver GutCheck, a non-invasive diagnostic patch that evaluates functional characteristics of the gastrointestinal system by measuring electrical activity....