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Cornell Startups

The businesses listed below were founded on licensed Cornell technologies to help create jobs and economic vitality in New York State and beyond.


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A'as, Inc.

A'as, Inc. is harnessing the energy of the sun and the power of smartphones to deliver on-site molecular diagnostics.
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2014
Contact: info@aasinc.co

Achronix Semiconductor Corporation

Achronix Semiconductor Corporation Achronix Semiconductor Corporation offers two principle product lines: a commercial line of FPGA devices named Speedster® and a specialized line of products operating near 350 MHz for use in high radiation and extreme temperature environments.
Location: Santa Clara, CA
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2005
Contact:

info@achronix.com

ADispell, Inc.

ADispell, Inc. ADispell, Inc., focuses on creating solutions that address Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative disorders.
Location: Ithaca, NY
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2010
Contact:

info@adispell.com

Agricultural Modeling and Training Systems, LLC

Agricultural Modeling and Training Systems, LLC Agricultural Modeling and Training Systems, LLC, produces software that makes dairy and meat production more efficient and reduces potential negative environmental impacts.
Location: Cortland, NY
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2005
Contact:

sales@agmodelsystems.com

Agronomic Technology Corp.

Agronomic Technology Corp. Agronomic Technology Corp is transforming agriculture through cloud technology, proven science and data. Agronomic Technnology Corp is integrating with industry-leading solutions, universities, researchers and software companies to provide new ways for growers to profitably meet increasing demands.
Location: New York, NY
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2013
Contact:

info@agronomic.com

Alcyone Lifesciences, Inc.

Alcyone Lifesciences, Inc. Alcyone Lifesciencs, Inc., develops products that enable treatment modes for difficult neuropathological conditions.
Location: Ayer, MA
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2011
Contact:

pjanand@alcyonels.com

Angiocrine Bioscience, Inc.

Angiocrine Bioscience, Inc. Angiocrine Bioscience, Inc., is developing both research and therapeutic products using stem and endothelial cell related technologies.
Location: New York, NY
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2012
Contact:

support@angiocrinebio.com

Appinions, Inc.

Appinions, Inc. Appinions, Inc., is an opinions-powered platform that makes it easy to identify, analyze, monitor, and engage with influencers. This platform features an extensive database that includes millions of opinions extracted from blogs, Twitter, Facebook, forums, newspaper and magazine articles, and radio and television transcripts.
Location: New York, NY
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2007
Contact:

info@appinions.com

ArcScan, Inc

ArcScan, Inc ArcScan, Inc., is developing Artemis 3, a high-resolution ultrasound scanner that enables eye surgeons to design phakic and accommodative lenses to reduce the risk of bad outcomes in corneal surgeries and lens implants.
Location: Morrison, CO
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2007
Contact:

Contact Form

Axium Nanofibers, LLC

Axium Nanofibers, LLC, is commercializing nanofiber technologies for the production of air and water filter products using natural sources.
Location: Laguna Beach, CA
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2010
Contact:

edonsky@me.com

BinOptics Corporation

BinOptics Corporation BinOptics Corporation develops and manufactures photonic chips for optical transceivers and other applications in the telecom, datacom, and optical storage markets.
Location: Ithaca, NY
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2004
Contact:

info@binoptics.com

Bionic Sight, LLC

Location: New York, NY
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2013

BioPancreate, Inc.

BioPancreate, Inc., is a biopharmaceutical company established to develop new therapies that may prevent, reverse, or improve diabetes using genetically enhanced commensal bacteria.
Location: Radnor, PA
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2011

BioWorks, Inc.

BioWorks, Inc. BioWorks, Inc., sells environmentally responsible products for insect and foliar disease control.
Location: Victor, NY
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 1993
Contact:

jacaulfield@bioworksinc.com

BZL Biologics, Inc.

BZL Biologics, Inc., is a clinical stage company working to commercialize antibody-based therapeutics and imaging agents for prostate cancer.
Location: New York, NY
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 1997

CEP Biotech, Inc.

CEP Biotech, Inc. CEP Biotech, Inc., is commercializing early diagnostics for various dermatological and clinical conditions.
Location: Tamarac, FL
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2011
Contact:

dzippin@cepbiotech.com

Claymore Technologies, Inc.

Claymore Technologies, Inc., is focused on using the Cornell dot nanoparticle technology platform for disease targeting, drug delivery and treatment using multimodal imaging and/or image-guided interventions.
Location: Guilford, CT
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2013

Coferon, Inc.

Coferon, Inc. Coferon, Inc., is developing orally active drugs that reach currently "undruggable" targets. Their platform consists of molecules that have the ability to permeate cell membranes and then once inside, assemble to become larger molecules.
Location: New York, NY
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2009
Contact: info@coferon.com

e2e Materials, LLC

e2e Materials, LLC e2e Materials, LLC, is a clean technology company that produces petroleum-free, biodegradable composites out of soy proteins.
Location: Ithaca, NY
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2007
Contact:

info@e2eMaterials.com

EMPIRE ROBOTICS, Inc.

EMPIRE ROBOTICS, Inc. EMPIRE ROBOTICS, Inc., is designing and engineering innovative robotic solutions for the industrial automation industry.
Location: Ithaca, NY
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2012
Contact: john@empirerobotics.com

Ezra Pharmaceutical, Inc.

Ezra Pharmaceutical, Inc. Ezra Pharmaceutical, Inc., is developing a preventive therapy for diabetes-related blindness. The company is pursuing a "therapeutic switch" strategy, leveraging a pre-existing FDA approved molecule for novel indications.
Location: New York, NY
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2010
Contact:

ceo@ezrapharmaceutical.com

Gene Network Sciences, Inc.

Gene Network Sciences, Inc. Gene Network Sciences, Inc., uses massively parallel supercomputers to probe human biological data to find biological causes of human disease and new opportunities for diagnosis and treatment.
Location: Cambridge, MA
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2006
Contact:

information@gnshealthcare.com

GenVec, Inc.

GenVec, Inc. GenVec, Inc., is a biopharmaceutical company developing therapeutic drugs for cancer and vaccines for infectious diseases including HIV, malaria, foot-and-mouth disease, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), HSV-2, and influenza.
Location: Gaithersburg, MD
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 1993
Contact:

Contact Form

Glycobia, Inc.

Glycobia, Inc. Glycobia, Inc., is committed to developing human therapeutics by linking the simplicity of bacteria with the sweetness of glycosylation.
Location: Ithaca, NY
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2010
Contact:

info@glycobia.com

HµREL Corporation

HµREL Corporation HµREL Corporation develops bioanalytic devices that are used in pharmaceutical development and industrial and consumer product safety testing. A HµREL® is a microfluidic circuit that models real-time protein binding, metabolism, and extraction in the liver.
Location: Beverly Hills, CA
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2003
Contact:

sli@hurelcorp.com

Immunovent, LLC

Immunovent, LLC is focused on the commercialization of next-generation technologies for allergy diagnosis. The company is developing the Local Allergy Mucosal Brush Test (LAMB-Dx), the first quantitative allergy diagnostic that will enable physicians to accurately test for both airborne and food allergies precisely where the clinical symptoms are occurring - in the mouth and nose.
Location: New York, NY
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2014
Contact: info@immunovent.com

Kionix, Inc.

Kionix, Inc. Kionix, Inc., designs and manufactures high performance, silicon-micromachined, MEMS inertial sensors used in applications in the consumer electronics, industrial, health care, and automotive markets. Kionix was acquired by Rohm Co. Ltd. in 2009 and operates as a wholly-owned subsidiary.
Location: Ithaca, NY
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2003
Contact:

info@kionix.com

Kphotonics, LLC

Kphotonics, LLC Kphotonics LLC, develops experimental kits for educational purposes in the area of ultrafast laser physics and applications.
Location: Tucson, AZ
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2010
Contact:

info@kphotonics.com

Lucerna, Inc.

Lucerna, Inc. Lucerna, Inc., is a biotechnology research company focused on developing and commercializing nucleic-acid based fluorescent sensors for Point-of-Care therapeutic diagnostics and environmental biomonitoring. Lucerna also offers newly developed antibodies for proteomic research.
Location: New York, NY
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2010
Contact:

contact@lucernatechnologies.com

MedimageMetric, LLC

MedimageMetric, LLC, is developing and commercializing software for measuring organs and tissues from medical images for the Chinese market.
Location: New York, NY
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2010
Contact:

yiwang@med.cornell.edu

Metabolon, Inc

Metabolon, Inc Metabolon, Inc., offers biochemical profiling services (metabolomics) for use in research on complex biological processes as impacted by disease, drugs, diet, and the environment.
Location: Durham, NC
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2003
Contact:

info@metabolon.com

Metastat, Inc.

Metastat, Inc. Metastat, Inc. (managed by Albert Einstein College of Medicine), is a life science company focused on developing and commercializing proprietary clinical diagnostic tests that predict the probability of blood borne systemic metastasis of cancer, as well as, companion therapeutics to prevent systemic metastasis.
Location: The Woodlands, TX
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2010

Mezmeriz, Inc.

Mezmeriz, Inc. Mezmeriz, Inc.,designs and manufactures carbon fiber MEMS mirrors and mirror modules that can replace traditional silicon lattices in electronic devices.
Location: Ithaca, NY
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2007
Contact:

info@mezmeriz.com

MiTeGen, LLC

MiTeGen, LLC MiTeGen, LLC, designs and manufactures products for X-ray diffraction and crystallography of proteins and small molecule/inorganic compounds, and for manipulation and measurement of small samples in cell biology, histology, clinical diagnostics, entomology, archaeology, and geology.
Location: Ithaca, NY
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2004
Contact:

info@mitegen.com

Nano Surfaces, Inc.

Nano Surfaces, Inc. Nano Surfaces, Inc. (NSI) produces environmentally friendly coatings that cost less and are more effective than traditional toxic tributyltin coatings. NSI's coatings address the demands of the antifouling, antimicrobial, and anticorrosion markets.
Location: Boston, MA
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2007
Contact:

gattomon@gmail.com

New Objective, Inc.

New Objective, Inc. New Objective, Inc., produces nanospray technology for mass spectrometry.
Location: Woburn, MA
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2000
Contact:

sales@newobjective.com

NOHMs Technologies, Inc.

NOHMs Technologies, Inc. NOHMs Technologies, Inc., is a battery materials manufacturer (anode, cathode, and electrolyte) with a vision to improve and commercialize promising new nanoscale chemistry for better battery technology.
Location: Ithaca, NY
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2012
Contact:

nathan@nohms.com

Novomer, Inc.

Novomer, Inc. Novomer, Inc., is a sustainable chemistry company pioneering a family of high-performance, environmentally responsible polymers and chemical intermediates.
Location: Ithaca, NY
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2006
Contact:

info@novomer.com

NYAG, LLC (New York Apple Growers)

NYAG (New York Apple Growers), LLC, was formed around an exclusive license agreement for two new apple varieties, 'New York 1' and 'New York 2'. This member owned company is open to all New York growers to help promote agricultural market growth within New York state.
Location: Albion, NY
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2010
Contact:

lamont@rochester.rr.com

OptiGen, LLC

OptiGen, LLC OptiGen, LLC, provides DNA-based diagnoses and information about inherited diseases of dogs.
Location: Ithaca, NY
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 1998
Contact:

genetest@optigen.com

Optofluidics, Inc.

Optofluidics, Inc. Optofluidics, Inc., is developing microfluidic and biophotonic technologies for single molecule analysis and point of care medical diagnostics.
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2012
Contact:

info@optofluidicscorp.com

Orthogonal, Inc.

Orthogonal, Inc. Orthogonal, Inc., is developing environmentally safe, high-performance fluorinated photoresists to make "organic," or carbon-based electronics on the same machinery manufacturers use to make silicon-based electronics.
Location: Ithaca, NY
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2009
Contact:

info@orthogonalinc.com

Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc.

Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc. Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc., is developing Single Molecule Real Time (SMRT™), a technology platform to detect biological events at single molecule resolution. Its first commercial application will be fast, low-cost DNA sequencing; future planned applications for the SMRT™ platform include RNA sequencing and analysis of protein synthesis.
Location: Menlo Park, CA
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2002
Contact:

Contact Form

PicoLuz, LLC

PicoLuz, LLC PicoLuz, LLC, focuses on developing light sources and optical measurement systems based on nonlinear nano-photonic devices.
Location: Jessup, MD
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2012
Contact:

rsalem@thorlabs.com

Prendismo, LLC

Prendismo, LLC Prendismo, LLC, is home to the world's premiere collection of digital video content on business, leadership, and entrepreneurship. Prendismo arose from the eClips project at Cornell University and the Cornell Center for Technology Enterprise (CCTEC).
Location: Ithaca, NY
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2008
Contact:

info@prendismo.com

Prolias Technologies, Inc.

Prolias Technologies, Inc. Prolias Technologies, Inc., is a new business founded on the licensing of three Cornell technologies to reincarnate a dormant business that in July 2010 successfully sold its assets and has been seeking new technology opportunities since. The new Prolias, led by serial entrepreneur, Joe Hernandez, is actively commercializing the licensed Cornell technologies to serve the diagnostic industry by providing products and services to better determine the malignancy of thyroid tumors and the likelihood of transplant rejection.
Location: New York, NY
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2012
Contact:

info@proliastechnologies.com

Repairogen, Inc.

Repairogen, Inc. Repairogen is developing new compounds that reduce UV-induced skin damage, reduce skin aging and reduce the development of skin cancer.
Location: New York, NY
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2013
Contact:

fborchetta@gmail.com

SafetyStratus, Inc.

SafetyStratus, Inc. SafetyStratus, Inc., is a cloud computing company that distributes software on a subscription basis to research institutions. The company's application, LabcliQ, is used for workflow and laboratory inspections.
Location: Ithaca, NY
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2011
Contact:

info@safetystratus.com

Seraph Robotics, Inc.

Seraph Robotics, Inc. Seraph Robotics, Inc., is a personal robotics company whose platform takes the power of an industrial manufacturing plant and puts it into a tabletop device - the Seraph ONE™.
Location: Ithaca, NY
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2012
Contact:

contactus@seraphrobotics.com

Stealth Peptides, Inc.

Stealth Peptides, Inc. Stealth Peptides, Inc., is a clinical stage, biopharmaceutical company developing novel mitochondrial targeted therapies for diseases with clear unmet medical needs including cardiovascular, renal and metabolic diseases. The company's first clinical candidate, Bendavia™, targets the mitochondria to treat cardio-renal and microvascular impairments.
Location: Newton, MA
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2006
Contact:

stealth.info@stealthpeptides.com

Suntomics, LLC

Suntomics, LLC Suntomics focuses on a green and efficient process for soil treatment. This soil treatment is enabled by a low cost, wireless, self-poweredsolar tile system that allows soil solarization to be efficiently performed.
Location: Ithaca, NY
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2013

Telescope Time, Inc.

Telescope Time, Inc. Telescope Time, Inc., also known as Slooh, provides online sharing of space photos and partners with Google Sky to map the universe and co-promote live astronomy.
Location: Washington, CT
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2012
Contact:

mike@slooh.com

TeraPore Technologies, Inc.

TeraPore Technologies, Inc. TeraPore Technologies, Inc. develops membrane technologies for high-permeability, high-resolution separations including purification of biological fluids.
Location: Rochester, NY
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2014
Contact: rachel.dorin@teraporetech.com

Terrenew, LLC

Terrenew, LLC Terrenew, LLC, develops low-cost, environmentally-friendly products made of agricultural waste fibers that clean up contaminates and spills on land, water, and gas; for hydrogen sulfide removal from biogas or for odor control; and manufacture of organic potting mixes and fertilizers.
Location: Geneva, NY
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2006
Contact:

Contact Form

Tetragenetics, Inc.

Tetragenetics, Inc. Tetragenetics, Inc. (managed by University of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc.), is an early stage biotechnology company developing an alternative technology platform for the production of genetically engineered proteins for the treatment and prevention of human and animal disease.
Location: Ithaca, NY
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2004
Contact:

Contact Form

Transonic Systems, Inc.

Transonic Systems, Inc. Transonic Systems, Inc., is a global manufacturer of innovative biomedical measurement equipment. Transonic sells transit-time ultrasound Flowmeters and monitors for surgical, hemodialysis, pediatric critical care, perfusion, interventional radiology and research applications.
Location: Ithaca, NY
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 1984
Contact:

support@transonic.com

VaxLogic LLC

VaxLogic LLC is commercializing an innovative vaccine delivery platform with application to a variety of allergic and addictive disorders.
Location: Warwick, RI
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2013
Contact:

dcorvese@pharmlogic.com

Vet-Aire, Inc.

Vet-Aire, Inc. Vet-Aire, Inc., develops and sells "The Cornell™ Collar", a throat support device for horses that treats soft palate displacement without surgery.
Location: Ithaca, NY
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2004
Contact:

info@vet-aire.com

Widetronix, Inc.

Widetronix, Inc. Widetronix, Inc., designs and builds small, long-life ultra low power sensor platforms for defense and medical applications.
Location: Ithaca, NY
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2009
Contact:

jgreene@widetronix.com

WOTN

WOTN WOTN is a risk software company that provides an independent, real-time, simulation-based risk management platform for the $1T commercial mortgage backed securities market. The patent pending technology provides risk measurements on demand for loans and bonds in the derivative structure compliant with Basel in a comprehensive portfolio management system.
Location: Ithaca, NY
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2002
Contact: adchristopoulos@gmail.com

ZetrOZ, LLC

ZetrOZ, LLC ZetrOZ LLC, is developing a disposable, band-aid sized ultrasound patch that pain sufferers can wear during daily activities to ease chronic pain caused by arthritis, strained muscles or swollen joints.
Location: Ithaca, NY
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2009
Contact:

bguffey@zetroz.com

Zuma BioSciences, LLC

Zuma BioSciences, LLC, is transforming research in cellular metabolism into new approaches in disrupting cancer cell growth by attacking the metabolic machinery which fuels oncogenesis.
Location: Ithaca, NY
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2010
Contact:

info@zumabio.com

ZYMtronix, Inc.

ZYMtronix is a biotechnology startup that services enzyme and pharmaceutical manufacturers. ZYMtronix immobilizes and optimizes biocatalysts for continuous manufacturing using green chemistry principles to lower the costs and increase the yields of drug manufacturing.
Location: Ithaca, NY
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2014
Contact: jda.zymtronix@gmail.com

Cornell Startups Acquired by Other Companies

Animal Ultrasound Services, Inc.

Animal Ultrasound Services, Inc. Animal Ultrasound Services, Inc.'s, image analysis software, AUSKey®, evaluates ultrasonic images of live animals and carcasses. Animal Ultrasound Services, Inc., was acquired by Micro Beef Technologies in 2000.
Location: Ithaca, NY
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 1993
Contact:

info@microbeef.com

Eden Bioscience

Eden's plant health technology incorporates harpin proteins to manufacture biopesticides, plant health, and nutrient products. Eden Bioscience was acquired by Plant Health Care, Inc., in 2007.
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 1995

Intelect Medical, Inc.

Intelect Medical, Inc. Intelect Medical, Inc., develops and commercializes neurostimulation systems for improving the recovery of brain injury patients. Intelect Medical was acquired by Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation in 2011.
Location: Valencia, CA
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2006

Medeor, Inc.

Medeor, Inc., develops d-methadone, a novel nonopioid analgesic. Medeor was acquired by Relmada Therapeutics, Inc. in 2013.
Location: New York, NY
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2001

Phytex, LLC

Phytex, LLC, produces phytase enzymes for an animal feed product called OptiPhos. This product enables poultry and pigs to absorb more phosphorus from their feed grain, creating substantially less phosphorus in their waste. Phytex was acquired by Huvepharma in 2013.
Location: Portland, ME
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2000
Contact:

lisa.coverdale@tektm.com

RF Nitro Communications, Inc.

RF Nitro Communications, Inc., provides advanced materials and products for use in broadband wireless and fiber optics. RF Nitro Communications, Inc., was acquired by RF Micro Devices, Inc. (RFMD®), in 2001.
Location: Greensboro, NC
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2000
Contact:

customerservice@rfmd.com

SightSpeed, Inc.

SightSpeed, Inc. SightSpeed, Inc., provides high quality, feature rich, and easy-to-use Internet video communications services for both businesses and consumers. SightSpeed, Inc., was acquired by Logitech, Inc., in October 2008.
Location: Berkeley, CA
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2003
Contact:

Contact Form 

TaggPic, Inc.

TaggPic, Inc. TaggPic transforms static 2D photos into auto-tagged, geo-positioned, and intelligently connected platforms. TaggPic’s crowd-fueled computer vision technology instantly recognizes landmarks, buildings, and other objects in images without the need for GPS data or manual tagging. TaggPic was acquired in 2014.
Location: Ithaca, NY
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2013
Contact: api@taggpic.com