Cornell’s Research Serves the Region and Beyond

This directory highlights the small businesses in New York’s Tompkins County and beyond that evolved from or use Cornell’s research and technology or use Cornell’s facilities and expertise.

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 university’s research are extraordinary. When Cornell faculty teach and perform services for the community within their domain of expertise, we immediately understand these benefits.

But when Cornell faculty conduct research and that research materializes into a cure for a disease, a better medical procedure, a new green product, or a faster and more compact computer, we connect with the extraordinary potential of academic research.



Slooh LLC

"It's one of the two best annual meteor showers, and the only one that happens during warm weather," Slooh Astronomer Bob Berman said.

August 10, 2015

Alcyone LifeSciences Inc.

Alcyone Lifesciences and DNAtrix Enter Clinical Collaboration for Brain Cancer. Under the agreement, DNAtrix will utilize Alcyone's MEMS Cannula (AMC) targeted delivery platform for the intratumoral delivery of DNX-2401, an oncolytic adenovirus and DNAtrix's lead product for the treatment of the most aggressive form of brain cancer, glioblastoma (GBM).

May 28, 2015

Appinions Inc.

ScribbleLive, a content marketing and live publishing SaaS platform, announced today that the company has acquired Appinions Inc., an influence analytics marketing platform.

April 21, 2015

Novomer Inc.

Cornell chemistry professor Geoffrey Coates started working on making plastics from carbon dioxide in his lab in 1997; he co-founded Novomer in 2004 to commercialize the technology.

March 24, 2015

MetaStat Inc.

Cornell startup MetaStat Inc. has secured $1.3 million from sales of its preferred stock, part of a $3.5 million stock offering intended to raise funding to help the company begin clinical trials of its cancer diagnostic tool.

March 23, 2015


Cognical, a startup business incubated at Cornell, will offer “underbanked” consumers a fast and convenient way to acquire life’s expensive necessities at a much lower cost than a predatory payday loan.

February 18, 2015

Agronomic Technology Corporation

Movin' on up: Startup 'graduates' from McGovern incubator. Bolstered by a $2.3 million venture capital investment, an agricultural technology startup is moving on from its first home in Cornell’s life sciences business incubator, a little more than a year after it arrived.

January 23, 2015

Empire Robotics Inc.

The Robot That Can Destroy You At Beer Pong. The Versaball gripper, developed by Empire Robotics, displays another one of it's many incredible applications at CES15.

January 5, 2015

Novomer Inc.

Cornell-developed polymer has commercial debut. The polymer, called polypropylene carbonate, is made using a class of catalysts that was invented in the lab of Geoffrey Coates, professor of chemistry and chemical biology in the College of Arts and Sciences, and further developed by the Cornell spinoff company Novomer.

December 1, 2014

New York Apple Growers LLC

Kids rejoice: Cornell develops non-browning apple. There are no chemicals and no magic. Since 1880, Cornell has introduced 65 different varieties of apples on the market, including Empire, Jonamac and Cortlands.

November 16, 2014

ZetrOZ Inc.

ZetrOZ Inc. and the U.S. Army Military Health Command Announce $150,000 Grant to Study Sustained Acoustic Medicine (sam®) Technology for Accelerated Wound Healing.

November 3, 2014

HµREL Corp.

HµREL, a world-leading provider of in vitro liver models and microfluidic assay platforms that improve the predictive reliability of  pre-clinical drug development, today announced that Johnston Associates, Inc. of Princeton, New Jersey has become a participating investor in the Company’s Series A-3 Preferred Stock financing.

October 9, 2014