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.



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

BinOptics Corp.

BinOptics announced the availability of 25G lasers at four wavelengths, allowing 100G solutions for Data Centers to meet a cloud-related demand for faster and more efficient data transfer solutions.

September 24, 2014

GrammaTech Inc.

GrammaTech Inc., a leading maker of tools that improve and accelerate embedded software development, today announced the company achieved a 60 percent increase in annual sales for its fiscal year.

September 17, 2014

Empire Robotics Inc.

In September Empire Robotics plans to start shipping the Versaball Gripper, a soft gripping attachment for steel robot arms. Versaball was developed at Cornell University and the University of Chicago with Darpa money.

September 5, 2014

ZetrOZ Inc.

Clinical Study to Treat Lower Back Pain On Earth May Help Astronauts in Space. ZetrOZ Inc. has been funded by the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) for a clinical study to test the Sustained Acoustic Medicine (sam®) device in patients suffering from lower back pain.

August 15, 2014

New York Apple Growers LLC

More apples - and bigger ones - expected in state this year. Like, for example, shoppers this year can expect to find two new varieties of apples developed under a copyright by Cornell University — Rubyfrost and Snapdragon.

August 6, 2014

MetaStat Inc.

MetaStat Inc., a life sciences company focused on understanding and treating systemic metastasis, announced that it has entered into a securities purchase agreement in a private placement totaling $5.7 million.

July 23, 2014

GeneWeave Biosciences

GeneWeave attracts $12 million to provide same-shift sample-in/susceptibility-out diagnostic solutions for multi-drug-resistant organisms.

July 14, 2014

ZetrOZ Inc.

ZetrOZ Inc. raises $2M for iPod-sized wearable ultrasound pain treatment. The Sam wearable is designed to be worn for four hours at a time. In addition to relieving pain, Sam is also designed to improve circulation.

July 1, 2014

Empire Robotics Inc.

Empire Robotics Inc. wins first prize at Service Robotics Awards. VERSABALL® Grippers by Empire Robotics are extremely flexible robotic end-effectors that leverage the jamming phase transition of granular materials.

June 20, 2014


MiTeGen LLC awarded $998K NIH Phase II SBIR grant to develop hyperquenching devices. The funding to begin June 1, 2014, and continue until May 31, 2016, will support development of a liquid-nitrogen-based hyperquenching cooling device based on technology developed at Cornell University and under exclusive license to MiTeGen.

June 2, 2014