The Center for Technology Licensing (CTL) is Cornell University's technology transfer office. We manage technology for Cornell's Ithaca campus, Weill Cornell Medicine, Cornell Tech, and Cornell AgriTech in Geneva.

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.


View a list of Cornell startups aquired by other companies.





ABLS IV, LLC

ABLS IV, LLC, a subsidiary of Allied-Bristol Life Sciences, LLC (ABLS), is conducting feasibility studies on a class of inhibitors of immunoproteasome for treatment of autoimmune diseases, including lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. The novel and highly selective class of inhibitors under development is targeted at a specific sub-unit of the immunoproteasome playing a critical role in inflammation and autoimmune diseases with the potential to develop safer treatments with better efficacy.

Location: Boston, MA

Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2017

Acuamark Diagnostics, Inc.

Acuamark Diagnostics is developing novel diagnostic tests to enable low-cost and accurate early detection of colorectal cancer directly from the blood, by isolating and identifying multiple cancer markers. Thus, allowing for improved sensitivity, specificity, and scalability.

Location: New York, NY

Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2014

AffyImmune Therapeutics

AffyImmune is an immuno-oncology company that develops T cell products for cancer therapy. The company was founded based on intellectual property generated from Weill Cornell Medicine that enables imaging of T cells in patients and T cells to specifically target tumors. The company has two products in the pipeline, and are ready to commence clinical trials in 2018

Location: Natick, MA

Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2017

Airy3D, Inc.

Airy3D is a consumer electronic company developing a suite of passive depth recovery technologies to bring 3D machine vision to any camera.

Location: Montreal, Canada

Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2017

Annapurna Therapeutics Limited

Annapurna Therapeutics is a gene therapy company focused on discovering and developing new therapeutic products for people living with severe diseases. Annapurna’s product pipeline includes programs for alpha-1 antitrypsin (A1AT) deficiency, hereditary angioedema (HAE), the cardiomyopathy associated with Friedreich’s ataxia and severe allergy.

Location: Philadelphia, PA and Paris, France

Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2015

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: Golden, CO

Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2007

Axium Nano, LLC

Axium Nano is focused on the next generation of lithium-ion batteries. By incorporating a novel electrospray process to create a scalable film and adding a 2-D sheet of conductive graphene, Axium is advancing the use of silicon-based materials for efficient energy storage in batteries.

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2010

Bactana Animal Health

Bactana Animal Health is a global development stage animal health company. Its product development platform (FPS-4) is initially being developed for food animals and has demonstrated increases in yield efficiency, weight gain, and improved gut health through enhancement to an animal’s microbiome.

Location: Lewes, DE

Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2016

Bionic Sight, LLC

Bionic Sight develops neuro-prosthetics—prosthetic devices to treat blindness due to retinal degenerative disease that interact with the nervous system in order to restore function to damaged or degenerated tissue in the eye. The company is developing a technique involving gene therapy and a wearable device that correctly transmits light pulses to the brain, giving the wearer sight.

Location: New York, NY

Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2013

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., is commercializing early diagnostics for various dermatological and clinical conditions.

Location: Tamarac, FL

Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2011

Cleerly, Inc.

Cleerly is devoted to generating predictive and diagnostic software products using machine learning on radiological image data. The machine learning strategy licensed from Cornell can make connections and inferences about health that a human brain would miss. Their first round of products will be aimed at assessing heart health and will provide a user friendly platform for doctors and patients to learn about their heart by exploiting the connections made using the machine learning strategy. The technology was developed in the Dalio Institute for Cardiovascular Imaging.

Location: Brooklyn, NY

Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2017

Computational Textiles

Computational Textiles, Inc is a small employee-owned company founded to create textile visualization and manufacturing software. The company’s first product, Weft, is a web application and manufacturing process that enables anyone to transform design ideas into intricately patterned woven cloth.

Location: Providence, RI

Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2017

Conamix, Inc.

Conamix is commercializing high performance battery materials based on proprietary Cornell technology. The company’s unique battery materials allow higher energy density in existing lithium ion architectures and are manufactured using low cost and highly commercial methods.

Location: Ithaca, NY

Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2015

CycloPure, Inc.

CycloPure is engaged in the design, development and commercialization of a new class of highly-adsorbent materials for use in the separation and removal of pollutants, VOCs and other organic compounds from water and air.

Location: Encinitas, CA

Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2016

Dimensional Energy, Inc.

Through effective utilization of light energy, Dimensional Energy’s HI-Light Reactor makes it possible to lower the pressures and temperatures necessary for energy-intensive chemical reactions to occur. This makes it possible to convert molecules such as carbon dioxide into feedstocks for downstream chemical and fuel processes. Dimensional Energy’s creative business model and artificial photosynthesis process aim to actively address the problem of climate change by providing profitable pathways to utilize renewable energy in carbon-intensive industries.

Location: Ithaca, NY

Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2018

Dynamic Boundaries, Inc.

Dynamic Boundaries is a biotechnology company developing a safe and cost-effective injectable treatment for osteoarthritis that provides lasting protection against further joint damage.

Location: Ithaca, NY

Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2017

Ecolectro, Inc.

Ecolectro develops structurally robust and highly conductive polymer membranes for a range of applications, including electrolysis and fuel cell systems that not only improve performance but also dramatically decrease costs.

Location: Ithaca, NY

Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2015

Elucida Oncology, Inc.

Elucida Oncology, Inc. is developing technology for the treatment and diagnostic imaging of oncological diseases.

Location: New York, NY

Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2015

Embark Veterinary, Inc.

Embark is a veterinary science-focused company specializing in canine genetics. Through the use of cutting-edge genetic testing and analysis, Embark offers 21st century pet wellness advice coupled with comprehensive ancestry, morphological trait, and genetic disease information for dog owners.

Location: Ithaca, NY

Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2015

Esper BioSciences, Inc.

Esper Biosciences aims to develop a low-cost, high-speed DNA sequencer, for use in point-of-care medical diagnostics and scientific research.

Location: Ithaca, NY

Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2017

Farther Farms, Inc.

Farther Farms is a food processing technology company that has developed a new method to preserve fresh-cut fruits and vegetables for months at room temperature, without preservatives or chemicals.

Location: Ithaca, NY

Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2018

Fera Animal Health, LLC

Fera Animal Health is a veterinary company producing the Accumast® diagnostic kit. The culture based system allows dairy farmers to quickly identify the six most prevalent causes of bacterial mastitis to determine appropriate treatment methods.

Location: Dryden, NY

Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2016

Fesarius Therapeutics, Inc.

Fesarius Therapeutics is developing engineered tissue scaffold products for the skin and dermal layers. The products are based off the patent-pending microstructure-containing gel scaffold technology developed at Cornell. The acellular skin replacement will aim to benefit those with wounds resulting from burns, plastic surgery, tumor removal, and other forms of trauma.

Location: New York, NY

Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2016

Fitzroy Salute, LLC

Fitzroy Salute, LLC offers an affordable and comprehensive environmental health and safety information management solution to streamline and improve EHS operations. The cloud-based IMS provides environmental health and safety staff with integrated modules for hazard assessment, safety and compliance, metric tracking, and more. Fitzroy Salute, LLC provides academic and healthcare institutions the tools they need to foster a true culture of safety, rather than just compliance.

Location: New York, NY

Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2016

FloraPulse, Co.

FloraPulse has developed real-time sensors to measure how thirsty a plant is. By knowing how much to irrigate, growers can increase crop yield and product quality, while reducing water use.

Location: Davis, CA

Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2018

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

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

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

GrokStyle, Inc.

GrokStyle is a Cornell startup founded on home owners’ and consumers’ interest in visualizing ideas for interior design. By using a distance metrics for visual search, GrokStyle aims to provide interior design enthusiasts with an automated tool for design suggestions and ideas.

Location: Ithaca, NY

Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2016

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

Hemogenyx Therapeutics, Inc.

Hemogenyx Therapeutics is a biopharmaceutical company developing a new treatment for blood diseases, such as leukemia, lymphoma and bone marrow (“BM”) failure. The Company leverages a special class of cells that can generate cancer-free, patient-matched blood stem cells.

Location: Buffalo, NY

Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2014

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

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

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

Lumendi Ltd.

Lumendi Ltd., is focused on the development of new minimal invasive surgical tools and devices that will provide solutions for minimally invasive gastrointestinal surgeries. The company’s first product is an add-on to any commercially available endoscope that will avoid invasive colon resections to treat more complex gastrointestinal diseases.

Location: Buckinghamshire, England

Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2014

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

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: Morrisville, NC

Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2003

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: Boston, MA

Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2010

Metro Mid-Atlantic Biotech, LLC

Metro Mid-Atlantic Biotech is a development stage startup focused on developing novel small molecule therapeutics based on discoveries in the molecular mechanisms of aging and longevity in mammalian cells.

Location: Birmingham, MI

Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2014

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

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: Rochester, NY

Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2012

Noria Therapeutics, Inc.

Noria is a radiotherapy company developing targeted therapeutic and imaging radiopharmaceuticals (alpha-emitting) for use in oncology. The lead oncology therapeutic candidate is PSMA-PK-Rx. This product will be used for the treatment of metastatic castrate resistant prostate cancers (mCRPC). This therapeutic can be ‘paired’ with their PSMA imaging agent PSMA-PK-Dx to create a unique theranostic alternative for men suffering with prostate cancer. The company’s pipeline includes SOMA-PK-Rx and SOMA-PK-Dx another theranostic pairing for the treatment and imaging of neuroendocrine cancers, respectively.

Location: New York, NY

Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2017

Novita Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Novita Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical startup developing target-specific small molecule drugs to treat cancer metastasis. The company is currently focusing on patients with metastatic breast cancer.

Location: New York, NY

Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2010

Novomer, Inc.

Novomer, Inc., is a sustainable chemistry company pioneering a family of high-performance, environmentally responsible polymers and chemical intermediates.

Location: Boston, MA

Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2006

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

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

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

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

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

Quentis Therapeutics, Inc.

Quentis Therapeutics is an immuno-oncology company focused on developing small molecule therapeutics to relieve tumor-mediated suppression of dendritic cell and T-cell activity in solid tumors.

Location: New York, NY

Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2016

ReconnectNEURO, LLC

ReconnectNEURO is focused on the treatment of cognitive impairment through the use of deep brain stimulation methods. The stimulation systems work to increase consciousness in patients who are minimally conscious or who have reduced capacity due to trauma, stroke, or other diseases.

Location: Claymont, DE

Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2016

Repairogen, Inc.

Repairogen is developing new compounds that reduce UV-induced skin damage, reduce skin aging and reduce the development of skin cancer.

Location: Ithaca, NY

Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2013

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

Stealth BioTherapeutics, Inc.

Stealth BioTherapeutics, 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, Bendaviaâ„¢, targets the mitochondria to treat cardio-renal and microvascular impairments.

Location: Newton, MA

Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2006

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

TeraPore Technologies, Inc.

TeraPore Technologies, Inc. develops membrane technologies for high-permeability, high-resolution separations including purification of biological fluids.

Location: San Francisco, CA

Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2014

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: Arlington, MA

Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2005

The Mode Group

The Mode Group operates the world’s highest-performing cloud private network. Mode Core offers MPLS reliability and QoS in a cloud service with a business-internet price point. Formerly known as Waltz Networks, Inc.

Location: San Francisco, CA

Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2014

Vernx Biotechnology Pty. Ltd.

Vernx Biotechnology is developing a range of nutrition products using branched fatty acids (BCFA) for multiple uses: to improve gastrointestinal health in pre-mature and non-premature infants, as a nutritional supplement for adults, and for eventual therapeutic use.

Location: New South Wales, Australia

Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2016

Versatope Therapeutics, Inc.

Versatope Therapeutics is using exosomes (extracellular vesicles) derived from genetically engineered probiotics as a technology platform for the targeted delivery of large molecules used in vaccines, therapeutics and diagnostics.

Location: Boston, MA

Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2018

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

VitaMe Technologies, Inc.

VitaMe Technologies (DBA VitaScan™) has developed a smartphone based diagnostic platform enabling accurate, fast, convenient, and low cost testing of vitamins and micronutrients in the home and at local pharmacies and clinics.

Location: Ithaca, NY

Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2016

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

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: 2004

Xallent, LLC

Xallent is developing the next generation of Scanning Probe Microscopes (SPM) to enable advanced, rapid, in-line testing of semiconductor devices and thin-films at the micro- and nano-scales. Patented technologies are based on integrating one or multiple tips with supporting sensing, actuation and electronics on a single probe chip. These “probe platforms-on-a-chip” are designed and fabricated using advanced nanoelectromechanical system (NEMS) technologies, enabling simple and cost-effective miniaturization to the nanoscale.

Location: Ithaca, NY

Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2015

XyloCor Therapeutics, Inc.

XyloCor is a clinical-stage biotechnology company dedicated to developing first-in-class gene therapies for patients with cardiovascular disease. The company’s lead product comprises the use of vascular endothelial growth factor for the treatment of diffuse coronary artery disease.

Location: New York, NY

Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2015

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