Innovation on the Loose: From Startup to Acquisition, Dr. Albert Huang’s Journey

In April of 2023, Northgate Technologies acquired Allotrope Medical, a startup medical device manufacturer started by Albert Huang, a former General Surgery resident at Houston Methodist Hospital. Albert founded Allotrope Medical in 2016 after developing a new device to verify ureters and increase the predictability of cytoscopy. Over the next 7 years, he refined the technology, raised investor funding, received FDA clearance, and brought the technology to the market. Tune in to hear his journey!


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Houston Methodist Hospital


Stuart Corr, PhD

Stuart Corr, PhD

Director of Innovation Systems Engineers
Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center
Houston Methodist Institute for Robotics, Imaging, & Navigation
Houston Methodist Institute for Technology
Innovation & Education

Dr. Stuart Corr completed his bachelors (hons) in Electronics with Music at University of Glasgow, Scotland, and in 2006 his academic career began with a research internship at Rice University, Department of Chemistry, Houston, Texas. ...

Albert Huang, MD

Albert Huang, MD

Founder, Allotrope Medical
CMO of Northgate Technologies, Inc.

Albert Huang, MD, trained in general surgery at Houston Methodist before founding Allotrope Medical, a medical device company based in Houston. With a focus on increasing surgical precision and safety during minimally invasive and robotic ...