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.



GrammaTech Inc.

GrammaTech Inc., a leading developer of commercial embedded software assurance tools and advanced cybersecurity solutions, announced that it has been awarded a $1 million, 2-year contract from the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), a division of the Department of Defense, to perform research and development into architecture recovery of binary software. This contract is administered by the Air Force Research Lab, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, OH.

October 22, 2018

CycloPure Inc.

CyclePure Inc., a leading innovator in the science of micropollutant removal, today announced its DEXSORB™ line of cyclodextrin-based adsorbents that selectively target and remove hazardous micropollutants from drinking water. DEXSORB's flexible formulations allow its broad use in water treatment systems that serve communities, businesses, and households for applications that range from filtered water bottles to large municipal plants.

September 12, 2018

Elucida Oncology Inc.

The respected biopharma chief Geno Germano has joined New York-based Elucida Oncology, a tiny Cornell spinout working on some fascinating nanoparticle tech with applications in cancer. At Elucida, Germano will serve as president and CEO.

August 17, 2018

Rheonix Inc.

Rheonix Inc. announces the launch of its Listeria PatternAlert™ assay, a breakthrough method for rapidly identifying molecular patterns from Listeria strains. The method will assist food producers in identifying harborage sites for persistent Listeria and in tracing back sources of contamination. The Listeria PatternAlert assay provides results in just six hours after a presumptive positive screen, enabling users to take rapid action to reduce the risk of contamination and recall.

July 3, 2018

Cheribundi Inc.

Juice producer Cheribundi is set to introduce its new cherry-flavored juice with no added sugar. The new Tart Cherry Juice is claimed to be free from concentrates and contains 60 cherries. 

July 2, 2018

Stealth BioTherapeutics Inc.

Stealth BioTherapeutics announced that it has raised $100 million from investors to support the development of elamipretide and other compounds that might treat diseases involving mitochondria dysfunction. "We are gratified by the support from these leading healthcare and venture capital investors," Reenie McCarthy, CEO of Stealth, said in a press release.

June 25, 2018

Crunch Time Apple Growers

Crunch Time Apple Growers reports SnapDragon® apples realized a 38% increase in sales at the end of the 1st quarter 2018 over prior year and a 58% increase in sales for RubyFrost® apples at the end of the 2nd quarter 2018. 

June 14, 2018

Bactana Animal Health

United States microbiome discovery firm Bactana Animal Health has received $400,000 in financing from Connecticut Innovations.

May 30, 2018

Cheribundi Inc.

Cheribundi Inc., a leading producer of tart cherry juice products, has teamed with the Arthritis Foundation as a champion sponsor and official juice partner of the Arthritis Foundation's "Let's Get a Grip on Arthritis" campaign.

May 15, 2018

Claritas Inc.

Claritas, a leading provider of consumer segmentation analysis and tools to help companies find customers, and Limbik, the first data platform for short-form video, today announced a partnership that will enable marketers and advertisers to predict what video content will be successful for specific consumer segments.

April 13, 2018

GrokStyle Inc.

Using maching learning to understand and recognize objects, materials and style, Sean Bell Ph.D. '16 and Prof. Kavita Bala, computer science, developed GrokStyle, a company currently developing an application that visually recognizes furniture. As the company works to break into the home furnishing market, GrokStyle has landed a partnership with IKEA, and its point-and-search functionality is being added to the IKEA Place augmented reality app.

March 30, 2018

Metabolon Inc.

Metabolon Inc. is staying on its international expansion path, with the opening of a new lab in China. Metabolon said Tuesday that its joint laboratory with Zhejiang Dian Diagnostics Co., Ltd. in Hangzhou has achieved full validation for running the Metabolon metabolomics platform—used for studying small molecules for precision medicine and research.

March 28, 2018

Rheonix Inc.

Researchers at New York University College of Dentistry (NYU Dentistry), in collaboration with Rheonix, Inc. (Ithaca, NY), are developing a novel test for Zika virus that uses saliva to identify diagnostic markers of the virus in a fraction of the time of current commercial tests.

March 7, 2018

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