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.



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

Alcyone Lifesciences, Inc.

Alcyone Lifesciences, Inc., a leader in neural intervention systems for neurological conditions and an innovator in the treatment of hydrocephalus, announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has now allowed the first of several patent applications relating to its innovative ReFlow System. The U.S. patent, titled Systems and Methods for Shunting Fluid, is expected to issue later this summer.

August 9, 2016

ArcScan, Inc.

ArcScan, Inc., developer of state-of-the-art ophthalmic visualization technology, announced today that the Insight® 100, ArcScan's FDA 510(k)-cleared precision ultrasound device for imaging and biometry of the eye, has been incorporated into the first of many US clinics.

June 7, 2016

ArcScan, Inc.

ArcScan, Inc., developer of state-of-the-art ophthalmic visualization technology, announced today that it is partnering with Cedars/Aspens, an internationally renowned not-for-profit society of anterior segment surgeon educators, to advance the field of ophthalmic imaging and improve the safety and outcomes of surgical patients.

June 1, 2016

Alcyone LifeSciences Inc.

Nanologica enters into a License and Collaboration Agreement with Alcyone LifeSciences to develop Abela—a treatment for motor neuron disorders including Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.

May 16, 2016

Autodesk Inc.

Autodesk Inc., the maker of architectural and engineering design software used to build New York's Freedom Tower, Tesla cars, and for providing special effects in Hollywood blockbuster 'Avatar', is launching an 'Entrepreneurial Impact Program' for hardware start-ups in India.

May 9, 2016

Agronomic Technology Corporation

Adapt-N has expanded its market leading nitrogen management coverage to include 9 new states for the 2016 Crop Season. The expansion, announced on April 15, 2016, grows what is already the largest geographic footprint in the U.S. for precision nitrogen management solutions for planning, modeling, and in-season recommendations.

April 19, 2016