Cornell’s Research Serves the Region and Beyond

This directory highlights small businesses that evolved from or use Cornell resources and are located in the region surrounding the university as well as beyond.

Ecolectro Inc.

Advanced Materials and Energy, Ithaca, NY

Acuamark Diagnostics Inc.

Early Detection Molecular Diagnostics, New York, NY

Axium Nanofibers LLC.

R&D: Nanomaterials, Ithaca, NY

Ionica Sciences

R&D: Biotechnology, Ithaca, NY

Lionano Inc.

R&D: Battery Manufacturing, Ithaca, NY

Capsulated Systems Inc.

Microencapsulation R&D and Manufacturing, Ithaca, NY

ArcScan Inc.

Ophthalmic Medical Device, Morrison, CO


R&D: Mass Spectrometry and Bioanalytical Services, Ithaca, NY

Kionix Inc.

MEMS Manufacturing, Ithaca, NY

Stony Brook WholeHeartedFoods

Food Manufacturing and Sales, Geneva, NY

Research Connection

From the Vice Provost for Research

The tangible benefits of a research university are extraordinary. When Cornell faculty teach and perform services in the community within their domain of expertise, we immediately connect with the university’s rich values of education and engagement. When Cornell faculty conduct research and that research materializes into a cure for a disease, a new green product, a better medical tool, a great-tasting nutritious food product, or a faster and more compact mobile device, we connect with the remarkable impact of academic research.



Tetragenetics Inc.

Tetragenetics, a biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutics for autoimmune diseases and pain, announced today a significant expansion of an existing R&D collaboration with an industry leading biotech partner. The new programs expand the relationship from the single initial collaboration to now include a total of five drug discovery programs.

February 13, 2018

Ecolectro Inc.

The National Science Foundation (NSF), through its Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program, has awarded Ecolectro Phase I funding to produce polymer composites that enable widespread commercialization of alkaline membrane electrochemical devices, such as fuel cells and electrolyzers.

January 12, 2018

Achronix Semiconductor Corporation

Achronix Semiconductor Corporation, a leader in FPGA-based hardware accelerator devices and eFPGA IP, today announced that the UBM Americas 2017 ACE Awards selected Achronix as Company of the Year. This prestigious award is granted to the company that exhibits the highest degree of professionalism, staff development and retention, customer focus, technical excellence, and profitable growth, making it a true leader in the electronics sector.

December 13, 2017

Alcyone Lifesciences Inc.

Alcyone Lifesciences Inc., a leader in transforming Disease Modifying Therapies for the central nervous system through Advanced Precision Delivery Platform announced that first successful clinical use in a pediatric patient of its Alcyone MEMS Cannula (AMC™) platform in a Phase 1 study for a certain type of brain tumor called diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG).

December 7, 2017

Agronomic Technology Corporation

Yara International completed the acquisition of Agronomic Technology Corporation (ATC), which operates Adapt-N, a leading nitrogen recommendation platform in the US that improves farmer profitability and agricultural sustainability.

November 6, 2017

GrammaTech Inc.

GrammaTech Inc., a leading developer of commerical embedded software assurance tools and advanced cybersecurity solutions, announced today that it has been awarded a $9 million, three-year contract from the Office of Naval Research, a division of the United States Department of the Navy, to perform research and development into cutting-edge techniques for hardening and modernizing legacy software.

October 2, 2017


Grainful, a fresh produce company that calls Ithaca home, is making its mark in the natural foods market after being selected into the competitive Chobani Food Incubator Program.

September 28, 2017

The CBORD Group Inc.

Appetize, the modern point of sale (POS) company transforming foodservice and retail transaction technology for major venues at scale, today announced a partnership with THE CBORD Group, Inc.—the leading provider of software for higher education and healthcare campuses—to fundamentally improve the efficieny of on-campus purchasing.

September 19, 2017

GNS Healthcare Inc.

Leading precision medicine company GNS Healthcare and the Swedish Cancer Institute today announced a machine learning collaboration to strengthen, accelerate, and potentially expand the delivery of precision medicine in breast cancer care.

September 13, 2017

Embark Veterinary Inc.

Starting today, August 30, through Sunday, September 3, Embark, which provides the most comprehensive dog DNA test available, will donate 100 percent of their net profits to help canines affected by the Hurricane Harvey disaster.

August 30, 2017

Advion Inc.

Advion, Inc., a leading systems and consumables developer for the life sciences industry, announced today the release of high-performance, dependable and easy to use UHPLC and HPLC systems. Coupled with expression CMS, Advion's standout compact mass spectrometer, these provide best-in-class performance UHPLC/CMS and HPLC/CMS for the chemist.

August 21, 2017

GrammaTech Inc.

GrammaTech, Inc., a leading developer of commercial embedded software assurance tools and advanced cyber security solutions, today released new research from VDC detailing the growing concerns in cyber-physical manufacturing systems within today's smart factories.

August 15, 2017

Slooh Inc.

Slooh, a robotic telescope online service that provides live streams of outer space, announced that it has opened its live telescope feeds to the public for free. The company was the first service to offer live viewing through a telescope via the web but its feeds were previously available to paying members only.

August 7, 2017

BioWorks Inc.

BioWorks Inc. of Victor, NY, is collaborating with Agricultural Research Service (ARS) plant pathologist Tim Widmer to commercially formulate the fungus Trichoderma asperellum. The species is a mycoparasite, meaning it attacks and kills other fungi. BioWorks and Widmer aim to capitalize on this "talent" by formulating the fungus into a wettable powder that can be added to nursery soils and potting mixes.

August 2, 2017

Bactana Animal Health

Bactana Animal Health, a company developing sustainable products that enhance the microbiome and improve efficiency of livestock farming while reducing the use of antibiotics and hormones in the world's food supply, today announced that it has licensed additional intellectual property from Cornell University.

July 25, 2017

Embark Veterinary Inc.

Embark Veterinary announced today that it has raised $4.5 million in order to expand its suite of canine genetic tests. The consumer genomics company said it has also relocated its headquarters to Boston.

July 18, 2017

Agronomic Technology Corporation

Smithfield Foods, Inc. announced the incorporation of Agronomic Technology Corporation's (ATC) Adapt-N and N-Insight services into its SmithfieldGro program, which provides agronomy resources and tools to help farmers optimize their fertilizer application and improve soil health.

July 11, 2017

Alcyone LifeSciences Inc.

Alcyone LifeSciences Inc., a leader in precision advanced central nervous system (CNS) delivery systems announced that it has entered into a feasability study agreement with Pfizer Inc. in the area of genetic therapy targeting rare and orphan neurological disorders.

June 30, 2017

CycloPure Inc.

CycloPure Inc. is pleased to announce the introduction of a first-ever adsorbent material that removes perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonate (PFOS) from water to below Federal and State limits. The breakthrough performance of this new material for PFOA removal was reported today in the Journal of American Chemical Society.

May 31, 2017

Concept Systems Inc.

A new Global Concept Mapping (GCM) study was recently published in the journal Teaching and Learning in Medicine exploring the integration of public health competency training into medical education. A multi-institutional collaboration that included several researchers from various medical schools across the United States used GCM to identify the most important and feasible public health skills to incorporate in medical and residency curricula.

May 30, 2017

ArcScan Inc.

ArcScan, Inc., developer of state-of-the-art ophthalmic visualization technology, announced today that Ike Ahmed, MD, will be incorporating the Insight® 100, ArcScan’s FDA 510(k)-cleared precision point-and-shoot ultrasound device for imaging and biometry of the eye, into his clinic at the world-renowned Prism Eye Institute in Ontario, Canada.

May 1, 2017

Achronix Semiconductor Corp.

Achronix Semiconductor Corporation today announced that it has joined the Embedded Vision Alliance®, a worldwide industry group that brings together technology providers who are enabling innovative and practical applications for computer and embedded vision.

April 27, 2017


MiTeGen LLC, a provider of innovative consumables and equipment for protein crystalization and single crystal X-ray, announced the opening of the NANUQ Access Facility (NAF) which provides scientists with day-use access to MiTeGen's revolutionary automated high-speed cryocooling device (NANUQ).

April 12, 2017

CycloPure Inc.

CycloPure Inc. announced today that Juan Hinestroza, Director of Textiles Nanotechnology Laboratory at Cornell University, has joined the company's Scientific Advisory Board. Dr. Hinestroza is a U.S. Fulbright Scholar and leading expert in fiber science technologies. He is a co-inventor of the company's process to functionalize fabrics with its breakthrough adsorption technology.

April 5, 2017

Metabolon Inc.

Metabolon Inc., the global leader in metabolomics, announced today that it is expanding its efforts to apply metabolomics to large population health studies taking place around the world. To support this, the company has grown its team to include Alex Forrest-Hay as Vice President of Population Health and his staff to exclusively focus on these initiatives.

March 29, 2017

Acuamark Diagnostics Inc.

Acuamark Diagnostics, Inc., a biotechnology company that focuses on developing accurate and cost-effective blood-based screening tests for the early detection of cancer, today announced the addition of Dr. Michael Hanbury to its Board of Directors.

March 23, 2017

Achronix Semiconductor Corp.

Achronix Semiconductor Corporation today announced that it has joined the OpenCAPI™ Consortium, an open development community based on Coherent Accelerator Processor Interface technology.

March 8, 2017

Autodesk Inc.

Artists from around the world used media and entertainment software from Autodesk Inc. for the 22nd year to help bring 2016's most popular films to the big screen. Autodesk also received recognition from The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, earning a Scientific and Technical Achievement Award (Sci-Tech) for the Arnold renderer.

February 23, 2017