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January

VIDEO: Jimmy Fallon Faces Off Against Versaball® from Cornell Startup, Empire Robotics, Inc.

Versaball, a robotic gripper from Empire Robotics, squared off against The Tonight Show’s Jimmy Fallon in a game of man vs. robot.

RubyFrost® Apples, Developed at Cornell, Available at Participating Retailers

RubyFrost®, a seasonal wintertime apple variety developed at Cornell and released by Cornell startup, New York Apple Growers (NYAG), will be available at participating retailers in the northeast and mid-Atlantic regions starting in January for a limited time.

Cornell Startup, Agronomic Technology Corp., Graduates from McGovern Center Incubator

Agronomic, makers of Adapt-N software to help farmers optimize nitrogen fertilization, is the first fledgling business to ‘graduate’ from the Kevin M. McGovern Center for Venture Development in the Life Sciences after recently securing $2.3 million in capital investments.

Cornell Startup, MetaStat, Inc., Secures $1.3 Million to Progress Cancer Diagnostic Tool

MetaStat, a life science company focused on developing clinical diagnostic tests that predict systemic metastasis, has secured $1.3 million from sales of its preferred to help the company begin clinical trials of its cancer diagnostic tool.

Cornell Startup, Tetragenetics, Inc., Collaborates with MedImmune on Antibody Drug Discovery Research

Tetragenetics, a biotechnology company engaged in the expression of ion channel drug targets, announced it will collaborate with MedImmune, the global biologics research arm of AstraZeneca, to produce up to five ion channel antigens for MedImmune’s antibody drug discovery programs.

Cornell Startup, Seraph Robotics, Featured in Latest GEN Article About 3D Bioprinting

Seraph Robotics, makers of the Fab@Home Model 3 Research Platform, is featured in the January 2015 issue of Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News in an article highlighting the emerging 3D bioprinting industry.


December

Cornell Startup, Kionix, Inc., Launches Ultra-Thin Full-Functional Tri-Axis Accelerometers

Kionix, a leading MEMs manufacturer, announced a lineup of full-featured ultra-thin low-power accelerometers suited primarily for mobile, PC/tablet, and wearable applications.

WCMC Researchers Have Discovered A Link Between Prostate and Breast Cancer, Suggesting New Treatments

Prostate cancer can be driven by the same estrogen receptor responsible for the most common form of breast cancer, which suggests why the most aggressive forms of prostate cancer do not respond to traditional therapy. The new study from Weill Cornell Medical College opens up potential for new prognostic biomarkers and treatments.

Cornell Researchers Develop Carbon-Trapping "Sponges" That May Cut Greenhouse Gasses

Cornell researchers have invented a low-toxicity powder that performs as well or better than industry benchmarks for carbon capture to chemically trap carbon dioxide before it releases into the atmosphere.

Weill Cornell Medical College Researchers Use a Vitamin to Potentially Prevent Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

Researchers may have found a way to prevent noise-induced hearing loss in a mouse using a simple chemical compound that is a precursor to vitamin B3. This discovery also may have implications for treating some aging-related conditions that are linked to the same protein.

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