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.



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

Metabolon, Inc.

Metabolon, Inc., the global leader in metabolomics, announced today that it has entered into a joint laboratory licensing agreement with Zhejiang Dian Diagnostics Co., Ltd. ("Dian"), one of China's largest chains of independent medical laboratories. Dian will establish Metabolon's proprietary Discovery HD4™ platform in their brand new, state-of-the-art laboratory in Hangzhou and use their extensive market presence to commercialize Metabolon's metabolomics-based products and services throughout China.

February 6, 2017

Vybion Inc.

Vybion, Inc.'s patent application covering methods of use and composition for INT41 Gene Therapy received Track 1 status from the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The INT41 patent application covers several neurodegenerative diseases in addition to Huntington's Disease including Spinal Cerebellar Ataxia, Spinal Muscular Atrophy, and Alzheimer's.

January 30, 2017


Rosie Applications wins the Distinguished Business of the Year award from the Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce.

January 27, 2017

Nirenberg Neuroscience

Ford has an exclusive licensing agreement with Nirenberg Neuroscience, a machine vision company founded by neuroscientist Dr. Shiela Nirenberg, who cracked the neural code the eye uses to transmit visual information to the brain.

December 28, 2016

MetaStat Inc.

MetaStat Inc., a pre-commercial biotechnology company, presented positive data from two clinical studies of its MetaSite Breast™ at the 39th San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. MetaSite Breast™, a novel automated breast cancer test, predicts the development of distant cancer metastasis in Hormone Receptor-Positive HER2-Negative Early Stage Breast Cancer.

December 13, 2016

Nutonian, Inc.

Nutonian, the machine intelligence company, today announced an OEM relationship with Autodesk, the global leader in design software and services. Autodesk's Fusion Connect, an IoT cloud platform, will embed Nutonian's artificial intelligence (A.I.) modeling engine, Eureqa, to interpret IoT data and maximize business outcomes.

October 18, 2016

Cheribundi, Inc.

Cheribundi, Inc., the tart cherry juice product launched at the Cornell Agriculture and Food Technology Park, is adding 35 new jobs, and is expected to reach $16 million in sales this year.

October 14, 2016

Autodesk, Inc.

Women employees at Autodesk talk about the importance of working as STEM ambassadors.

October 12, 2016

Nuance Communications, Inc.

Nuance Communications, Inc. announced that it has provided the University of York with voice biometrics software solutions for use within the University's new Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses in Forensic Speech Science.

October 11, 2016