Over the last 10 years, U-M Tech Transfer has helped to launch over 110 new startups, or almost 1 every 4 weeks. Explore the great companies that we have helped to launch.

Elegus Elegus

Elegus

2016

Elegus is commercializing an aramid-based, ultra-strong battery separator made from high-performance nano-scale fibers. We believe our separator is thin and strong enough to enable lithium-ion batteries to increase energy density without compromising safety

MoxyTech

2016

MoxyTech designs a mobile app to track pain with 3D modeling.  GeoPain, is a clinically proven software solution for tracking, analyzing, and communicating the details lost with existing pain assessment methods. An intuitive interface allows patients to quickly “paint” their pain on a 3D model, while researchers and clinicians aggregate and analyze the data locally or across populations.

Argessin Argessin

Argessin

2015

GPCR inhibitors for Parkinson’s disease and chronic pain

Confo Therapeutics Confo Therapeutics

Confo Therapeutics

2015

Drug discovery platform using novel antibody fragments

DT Concepts DT Concepts

DT Concepts

2015

Smart buoy technology that tracks environmental conditions, pollutants and traffic information

FlexDex Surgical FlexDex Surgical

FlexDex Surgical

2015

Laparoscopy tool that provides surgeons with greater dexterity and natural motion when sewing sutures

Genomenon Genomenon

Genomenon

2015

Genome sequencing software that can identify cancer markers more quickly than existing technologies

Isocline Isocline

Isocline

2015

Less precise but more efficient microchips for GPS, machine learning, voice recognition

JCE – Job Crafting Exercise JCE – Job Crafting Exercise

JCE – Job Crafting Exercise

2015

Career planning software platform

Kura Oncology Kura Oncology

Kura Oncology

2015

Precision medicine for cancer

Medsyn Biopharma LLC Medsyn Biopharma LLC

Medsyn Biopharma LLC

2015

Therapeutics for cancer

My Total Health My Total Health

My Total Health

2015

Digital interface between patients and health care providers to ensure health issues are managed appropriately

Nanova Nanova

Nanova

2015

Antibacterial compounds with a novel anti-virulence mechanism

Opsidio, LLC Opsidio, LLC

Opsidio, LLC

2015

Therapeutic monoclonal antibody for pulmonary fibrosis/asthma/fibrotic lung disease

PFS Genomics PFS Genomics

PFS Genomics

2015

Personalized treatment methodologies for breast cancer

Phase Four Phase Four

Phase Four

2015

Efficient propulsion technology for cube satellites

Praktio Praktio

Praktio

2015

Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) for contract law

QuadMetrics QuadMetrics

QuadMetrics

2015

Predictive cybersecurity risk analysis and measurement

Rapid Oxygen Company Rapid Oxygen Company

Rapid Oxygen Company

2015

Portable emergency oxygen delivery system

Animal Diversity Web Animal Diversity Web

Animal Diversity Web

2014

A regionally customizable animal reference database for mobile field guides and educational tools

Battery Nano Technology Battery Nano Technology

Battery Nano Technology

2014

Novel lithium ion battery technology for greater safety and significantly higher performance

collabrify.it collabrify.it

collabrify.it

2014

Collabrify.IT’s SDK lets developers easily and inexpensively enable their apps to support synchronous collaboration

Court Innovations Court Innovations

Court Innovations

2014

Improving the justice system’s accessibility through online, guided negotiation between courts and citizens

Diamond Kinetics Diamond Kinetics

Diamond Kinetics

2014

Engineering better players by unlocking the power of science and motion to drive performance improvement in baseball and softball

HygraTek HygraTek

HygraTek

2014

Advanced coatings ranging from icephobic to superomniphobic performance, and low-energy oil/water separations

Inmatech Inmatech

Inmatech

2014

Inmatech commercializes high-performance supercapacitors based on novel materials and asymmetric cell design to provide low-cost energy storage solutions for various markets including automotive, grid and military applications

LFLA (Li, Fischer, Lepech and Assoc.) LFLA (Li, Fischer, Lepech and Assoc.)

LFLA (Li, Fischer, Lepech and Assoc.)

2014

Flexible concrete solutions for civil infrastructure systems

Maize Analytics Maize Analytics

Maize Analytics

2014

EMR privacy and security through big data analytics

Mia Motors Mia Motors

Mia Motors

2014

A combined energy storage system and wireless charging system for electric vehicles in China

Mountain Pass Solutions Mountain Pass Solutions

Mountain Pass Solutions

2014

Mountain Pass Solutions brings efficient faculty onboarding, appointment, evaluation, promotion, and career event tracking to academic and medical schools. Our SmartPath software platform streamlines the faculty position management process to save time and expenses, effectively staff, and increase faculty data quality.

ONL Therapeutics ONL Therapeutics

ONL Therapeutics

2014

FAS apoptosis inhibitors to protect photoreceptors and preserve patient vision from retinal diseases.  ONL is focused on preventing the death of key retinal cells, including photoreceptors—the root cause of vision loss and the leading cause of blindness.

Optimal Process Technologies, LLC Optimal Process Technologies, LLC

Optimal Process Technologies, LLC

2014

A rivet-weld combination for improved joining technique of dissimilar and composite material

PhasiQ PhasiQ

PhasiQ

2014

Solution microarrays for sensitive quantitation of any combination of protein biomarkers without false signals

Ventris Learning Ventris Learning

Ventris Learning

2014

Educational curriculum to reduce the Black/White reading gap for young children

Arborlight, LLC Arborlight, LLC

Arborlight, LLC

2013

Dynamic daylight emulation system with environmental feedback controls

Blusine Blusine

Blusine

2013

Power management for hybrid and electric vehicles

H3D, Inc. H3D, Inc.

H3D, Inc.

2013

Gamma ray detection and imaging system/software

Millendo Millendo

Millendo

2013

Development of novel therapy for the treatment of adrenal cancer
(Formerly Atterocor)

OncoFusion Therapeutics, Inc. OncoFusion Therapeutics, Inc.

OncoFusion Therapeutics, Inc.

2013

Personalized therapeutics for patients with genetically defined cancers

PsiKick Semiconductor PsiKick Semiconductor

PsiKick Semiconductor

2013

Next generation ultra low power wireless sensing device

Sen Sigma Sen Sigma

Sen Sigma

2013

Sensors for real-time defect and quality evaluation using smart spectroscopic monitoring systems

Silicium Silicium

Silicium

2013

Low cost silicon based thermoelectrics

Structured Microsystems, LLC Structured Microsystems, LLC

Structured Microsystems, LLC

2013

Implantable microsystem design based on glass-in-silicon wafer process

AlertWatch AlertWatch

AlertWatch

2012

Produces patient monitoring and clinical decision support systems OR and ICU.

Baker-Calling Baker-Calling

Baker-Calling

2012

MEMS microphones

ChemXlerate ChemXlerate

ChemXlerate

2012

Tools to identify crystalline forms of active pharmaceutical ingredients

Diapin Therapeutics Diapin Therapeutics

Diapin Therapeutics

2012

Peptide-based therapies for diabetes

e-Sens e-Sens

e-Sens

2012

Microfabricated electrochemical sensors for water quality

Edington Associates Edington Associates

Edington Associates

2012

Healthcare cost and productivity assessment services

Emergent Micro Systems Emergent Micro Systems

Emergent Micro Systems

2012

Communication, education and entertainment device for underserved countries

LectureTools LectureTools

LectureTools

2012

Student engagement and assessment tools

Possibilities for Change Possibilities for Change

Possibilities for Change

2012

Teen risk behavior web-based screening tools

Pryor Medical Pryor Medical

Pryor Medical

2012

Lower aortic tourniquet

Reveal Design Automation Reveal Design Automation

Reveal Design Automation

2012

IC design verification products

Spider9 Spider9

Spider9

2012

Dynamic energy systems

Ambiq Micro Ambiq Micro

Ambiq Micro

2011

Ultra-low-power microprocessors

Ascentage Pharma Group Ascentage Pharma Group

Ascentage Pharma Group

2011

Therapeutics targeting breast cancer

CAMLA CAMLA

CAMLA

2011

Joint venture with Cambridge University for English language assessment

CSquared Innovations CSquared Innovations

CSquared Innovations

2011

Advanced battery cathode manufacturing technology

Electric Field Solutions Electric Field Solutions

Electric Field Solutions

2011

Static electrical field measurement device

Fusion Coolant Systems, Inc. Fusion Coolant Systems, Inc.

Fusion Coolant Systems, Inc.

2011

Replacement for machining cutting fluid with CO2 emulsion

JBR Pharma JBR Pharma

JBR Pharma

2011

Selective threonine/serine kinase inhibitors

Life Magnetics Life Magnetics

Life Magnetics

2011

Rapid cell culturing using magnetic spheres

Nymirum Nymirum

Nymirum

2011

RNA screening drug research tool

Photolitec Photolitec

Photolitec

2011

Photosensitizing compounds used in photodynamic cancer therapy

3D Biomatrix 3D Biomatrix

3D Biomatrix

2010

Crystalline structured transparent 3D scaffolds for cell culture
 (3D petri dish)

Civionics LLC Civionics LLC

Civionics LLC

2010

Dense wireless sensor networks for building automation systems

Crossbar Crossbar

Crossbar

2010

Next-generation, high-density crossbar array for improved computer memory

Hearing Health Science Hearing Health Science

Hearing Health Science

2010

Neuroscience company translating medical research into safe hearing preservation solutions

Histosonics Histosonics

Histosonics

2010

Image-guided histotripsy system using ultrasound to excise and mechanically homogenize tissue

Infomotion Sports Infomotion Sports

Infomotion Sports

2010

Sensor-enabled sporting equipment for skill analysis and training

miRcore miRcore

miRcore

2010

Core facility for the discovery of MicroRNA disease biomarkers

Shepherd Intelligent Systems Shepherd Intelligent Systems

Shepherd Intelligent Systems

2010

Real-time fleet management plus customer-oriented vehicle location and time-of-arrival alert functions

Tangent Medical Technologies Tangent Medical Technologies

Tangent Medical Technologies

2010

Catheter stabilization systems for fluid/medication delivery

Vortex Hydro Energy Vortex Hydro Energy

Vortex Hydro Energy

2010

Sub-surface hydrokinetic power generating devices for rivers and oceans

American Customer Satisfaction Index, LLC American Customer Satisfaction Index, LLC

American Customer Satisfaction Index, LLC

2009

Economic indicator based on customer satisfaction

Biotectix, LLC Biotectix, LLC

Biotectix, LLC

2009

Develop bioactive, conductive polymer materials and coatings specifically tailored to enhance a wide variety of implantable medical devices

Integrated Sensor Technologies Integrated Sensor Technologies

Integrated Sensor Technologies

2009

Miniature high-speed current probes

OcuSciences OcuSciences

OcuSciences

2009

Device for early non-invasive detection of retinal and metabolic diseases

Phrixus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Phrixus Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Phrixus Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

2009

Treatment for symptoms of DMD and heart failure

Securus Medical LLC Securus Medical LLC

Securus Medical LLC

2009

Device to prevent esophageal thermal injury during catheter ablation procedures

Seventh Sense Biosystems, Inc. Seventh Sense Biosystems, Inc.

Seventh Sense Biosystems, Inc.

2009

Health monitoring products that interface directly with human skin

UMERSE, Inc. UMERSE, Inc.

UMERSE, Inc.

2009

Tools for searching clinical documents

Armune BioScience, Inc. Armune BioScience, Inc.

Armune BioScience, Inc.

2008

Cancer diagnostic utilizing microarray autoantibody signatures
(Formerly Immunomics, Inc)

CytoPherx CytoPherx

CytoPherx

2008

Treatment of inflammation-based diseases and conditions using selective cytopheresis system
(Formerly Nephrion)

ePack, Inc. ePack, Inc.

ePack, Inc.

2008

Advanced water scale packaging for MEMS devices

InCytu Inc. InCytu Inc.

InCytu Inc.

2008

Cell-based therapies for diabetic ulcers

InflaRx, Inc. InflaRx, Inc.

InflaRx, Inc.

2008

Monoclonal antibody therapies against sepsis

Lycera, Inc. Lycera, Inc.

Lycera, Inc.

2008

Treatments for autoimmune diseases

nLIGHT Photonics nLIGHT Photonics

nLIGHT Photonics

2008

Compact, high-power fiber lasers for industrial and life science applications

Omni Sciences, Inc. Omni Sciences, Inc.

Omni Sciences, Inc.

2008

Applications of lasers for tissue ablation and infrared counter measures

OtoMedicine, Inc. OtoMedicine, Inc.

OtoMedicine, Inc.

2008

Drugs and therapies for prevention of hearing loss

Polaris Surgical Instruments Polaris Surgical Instruments

Polaris Surgical Instruments

2008

Cannulated scalpels for use in bone fracture repair

Sakti3, Inc. Sakti3, Inc.

Sakti3, Inc.

2008

Drive-train batteries for next generation transportation

Tissue Regeneration Systems, Inc. Tissue Regeneration Systems, Inc.

Tissue Regeneration Systems, Inc.

2008

Systems & materials to create living joints and other bone replacements

Adeona Pharmaceuticals Adeona Pharmaceuticals

Adeona Pharmaceuticals

2007

Developing treatments for inflammatory, fibrotic & neurologic diseases
(Formerly Pipex Pharmaceuticals, Inc.)

Avicenna Medical Systems, Inc. Avicenna Medical Systems, Inc.

Avicenna Medical Systems, Inc.

2007

Reporting software system for electrophysiology analysis

FlexSys, Inc. FlexSys, Inc.

FlexSys, Inc.

2007

MEMS technology for creating morphing wing & turbine blade surfaces

ImBio, LLC ImBio, LLC

ImBio, LLC

2007

Software for medical imaging

Incept Biosystems, Inc. Incept Biosystems, Inc.

Incept Biosystems, Inc.

2007

Microfluidic devices for premium cell management

Locomatix, Inc. Locomatix, Inc.

Locomatix, Inc.

2007

Software for managing extremely large databases of geospatial information

MYcroarray.com MYcroarray.com

MYcroarray.com

2007

Custom DNA and peptide arrays synthesized on open surfaces
(Formerly BioDiscovery, LLC)

SandBox Innovations SandBox Innovations

SandBox Innovations

2007

Highly mobile mechanical robots

CastAnalysis, LLC CastAnalysis, LLC

CastAnalysis, LLC

2006

Fly casting training aid using MEMS gyros and software

Cielo MedSolutions, LLC Cielo MedSolutions, LLC

Cielo MedSolutions, LLC

2006

Software and IT services for primary care health providers

Compendia Biosciences, Inc. Compendia Biosciences, Inc.

Compendia Biosciences, Inc.

2006

Molecular oncology tools, data, and analysis software

Cyclos Semiconductor, Inc. Cyclos Semiconductor, Inc.

Cyclos Semiconductor, Inc.

2006

Ultra-low power semiconductor chips

NanoMag, LLC NanoMag, LLC

NanoMag, LLC

2006

Grain refinement technology for magnesium and other metals

SensiGen, LLC SensiGen, LLC

SensiGen, LLC

2006

Using gene-based molecular diagnostics for the early detection of HPV

Zattoo, Inc. Zattoo, Inc.

Zattoo, Inc.

2006

Global virtual cable network bringing live TV to the internet

Accuri Cytometers, Inc. Accuri Cytometers, Inc.

Accuri Cytometers, Inc.

2005

Cell analysis instruments

INVIA INVIA

INVIA

2005

Nuclear cardiology imaging software

Mayaterials, Inc. Mayaterials, Inc.

Mayaterials, Inc.

2005

Multifunctional organic/inorganic nanocomposites for coatings and thin film technologies

McCreadie Group, Inc. McCreadie Group, Inc.

McCreadie Group, Inc.

2005

Software for pharmacy applications

Xoran Technologies, Inc. Xoran Technologies, Inc.

Xoran Technologies, Inc.

2005

Small, point-of-care Computed Tomography scanners for medical-imaging

Ablation Frontiers, Inc. Ablation Frontiers, Inc.

Ablation Frontiers, Inc.

2004

Cardiac therapeutic devices

Accord Biomaterials, Inc. Accord Biomaterials, Inc.

Accord Biomaterials, Inc.

2004

Developing coatings for blood-contacting medical devices

Ascenta Therapeutics, Inc. Ascenta Therapeutics, Inc.

Ascenta Therapeutics, Inc.

2004

Small-molecule oncology therapeutics focusing on compounds that induce apoptosis (cell death) in tumor cells
(Formerly AccuTherapeutics, Inc)

Avidimer Therapeutics, Inc. Avidimer Therapeutics, Inc.

Avidimer Therapeutics, Inc.

2004

Cancer detection and treatment therapeutics (Formerly NanoCure Corp.)

Cellectar, LLC Cellectar, LLC

Cellectar, LLC

2004

Medical imaging and therapeutic agents

Dentigenix Dentigenix

Dentigenix

2004

Chemical and biological approaches to regeneration and remineralization of dental, oral & craniofacial tissues

Mobius Microsystems, Inc. Mobius Microsystems, Inc.

Mobius Microsystems, Inc.

2004

Semiconductor technology focused on mixed-signal integration

Neural Intervention Technologies, Inc. Neural Intervention Technologies, Inc.

Neural Intervention Technologies, Inc.

2004

Intravascular treatment for brain vessel defects

NeuroNexus Technologies, Inc. NeuroNexus Technologies, Inc.

NeuroNexus Technologies, Inc.

2004

Implantable, microscale neural probes

OncoImmune OncoImmune

OncoImmune

2004

Drugs for MS, cancer and tuberous sclerosis

OPTEOS, Inc. OPTEOS, Inc.

OPTEOS, Inc.

2004

Specializing in products and services for RF, microwave and millimeter-wave measurements and diagnostics

Alerion Alerion

Alerion

2003

Molecular medicine for the detection and treatment of cancer
(Formerly MetaProbe & Alerion Biomedical)

Atheron Corporation (Spinoff from IntraMedical Imaging LLC) Atheron Corporation (Spinoff from IntraMedical Imaging LLC)

Atheron Corporation (Spinoff from IntraMedical Imaging LLC)

2003

Imaging devices for diagnosis of vascular plaques

Etubics Corporation Etubics Corporation

Etubics Corporation

2003

Vaccine development using novel adenovirus vectors

MedHub, Inc. MedHub, Inc.

MedHub, Inc.

2003

Tracking and scheduling program for medical residents

Polytorx, LLC Polytorx, LLC

Polytorx, LLC

2003

Concrete additive for strength and durability

Soar Technology Soar Technology

Soar Technology

2003

Intelligent systems for defense, government, and commercial applications that emulate human decision making

Eprogen, Inc. Eprogen, Inc.

Eprogen, Inc.

2002

Proteomics utilizing liquid-based protein separations

Quantum Signal Quantum Signal

Quantum Signal

2002

State-of-the-art intelligence sensing and data analysis techniques

Velcura Therapeutics, Inc. Velcura Therapeutics, Inc.

Velcura Therapeutics, Inc.

2002

Developing novel therapies for osteoporosis and other bone diseases

Arbor Networks, Inc. Arbor Networks, Inc.

Arbor Networks, Inc.

2001

Internet denial of service protection tools

Discera, Inc. Discera, Inc.

Discera, Inc.

2001

MEMS-based transceivers and related devices for frequency and timing control solutions

GoKnow, Inc. GoKnow, Inc.

GoKnow, Inc.

2001

Educational technologies improving K-12 education

KeraCure, Inc. KeraCure, Inc.

KeraCure, Inc.

2001

Interactive cell-based dressing for the treatment of chronic wounds

Molecular Imaging Research Preclinical Services Molecular Imaging Research Preclinical Services

Molecular Imaging Research Preclinical Services

2001

Imaging intracellular events
(Formerly Molecular Therapeutics)

NanoBio Corporation NanoBio Corporation

NanoBio Corporation

2001

Non-toxic solvent-detergent lipid suspensions with antimicrobial properties

OncoMed Pharmaceuticals, Inc. OncoMed Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

OncoMed Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

2001

Biological therapeutics targeting cancer stem cells

Originus, Inc. Originus, Inc.

Originus, Inc.

2001

Discovering molecular origins of complex disorders using integrated array techniques

Sensicore, Inc. Sensicore, Inc.

Sensicore, Inc.

2001

Advancing water testing technology

Translume, Inc. Translume, Inc.

Translume, Inc.

2001

Advanced glass micromachining providing new ways to advance sensing, microfluidic and optical communication capabilities

Xeotron Corp Xeotron Corp

Xeotron Corp

2001

Microarray nucleic acid processing chip

HandyLab, Inc. HandyLab, Inc.

HandyLab, Inc.

2000

Developing novel clinical diagnostic testing products to improve infectious disease testing

Interlink Networks, Inc. Interlink Networks, Inc.

Interlink Networks, Inc.

2000

Provides Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA) systems to secure access to wireless and wired networks

NextHop Technologies NextHop Technologies

NextHop Technologies

2000

Provides WiFi mobility and networking protocol software for the wired and wireless communications market
(Formerly Djinesys, Inc)

Rubicon Genomics Rubicon Genomics

Rubicon Genomics

2000

Amplification technologies for molecular diagnostics and research

Xtera Communications, Inc. Xtera Communications, Inc.

Xtera Communications, Inc.

1999

Optical networking transport solutions for regional, long-haul and ultra-long-haul networks

Clark-MXR, Inc. Clark-MXR, Inc.

Clark-MXR, Inc.

1998

Ultrafast laser systems

HealthMedia, Inc. HealthMedia, Inc.

HealthMedia, Inc.

1998

Delivers tailored behavioral support programs to health management organizations and pharmaceutical companies

Integrated Sensing Systems, Inc  (ISSYS) Integrated Sensing Systems, Inc  (ISSYS)

Integrated Sensing Systems, Inc (ISSYS)

1998

Advanced micro-machining technologies for medical devices and scientific analytical sensing applications

IntraLase IntraLase

IntraLase

1998

Medical device company that developed an automated procedure for laser vision correction, procedure known as “IntraLasik” or “Bladeless Lasik”

Nanocerox, Inc. Nanocerox, Inc.

Nanocerox, Inc.

1998

Oxide ceramics and nanopowders (Formerly Tal Materials, Inc.)

VisiTek, Inc. VisiTek, Inc.

VisiTek, Inc.

1998

Machine vision intelligent systems

CardioGene Therapeutics CardioGene Therapeutics

CardioGene Therapeutics

1997

CardioGene is focused on the development of novel gene therapy products for the treatment of cardiovascular disease
(Formerly Genocor, Inc.)

Michigan Aerospace, Inc. Michigan Aerospace, Inc.

Michigan Aerospace, Inc.

1997

Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) and related optical systems for atmospheric measurement

Mitex Solutions, Inc. Mitex Solutions, Inc.

Mitex Solutions, Inc.

1997

Run-to-run controllers for semiconductors

Biotherapies, Inc. Biotherapies, Inc.

Biotherapies, Inc.

1996

Commercializing Mammastatin Serum Assay technology used to screen breast cancer risk

PicoMetrix, Inc. PicoMetrix, Inc.

PicoMetrix, Inc.

1996

High-speed optical sensing devices

IDUN Pharmaceuticals, Inc. IDUN Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

IDUN Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

1994

Therapeutic applications focused on inhibiting caspase activity as treatments for liver disease and inflammation

Targeted Genetics Targeted Genetics

Targeted Genetics

1994

Molecular medicines for disease detection and prevention
(Formerly Genevo)

Vetgen, Inc. Vetgen, Inc.

Vetgen, Inc.

1994

Research and genetic disease detection services for all purebred animals

Audiocomp, Inc. Audiocomp, Inc.

Audiocomp, Inc.

1993

Digital audio compression system

GlycoGen GlycoGen

GlycoGen

1992

Developing immunomodulatory & anti-inflammatory therapeutics based on cell adhesion technology

K-Space Associates, Inc. K-Space Associates, Inc.

K-Space Associates, Inc.

1992

Optical imaging using in-situ thin-film and wafer characterization technologies

SoloHill Engineering, Inc. SoloHill Engineering, Inc.

SoloHill Engineering, Inc.

1992

Microcarriers and protocols for cell culture applications

Aastrom Aastrom

Aastrom

1989

Developing autologous stem cell products for use in regenerative medicine

BioQuant BioQuant

BioQuant

1987

Discovering and developing drugs for oncology, inflammation, immunology, & metabolic diseases

TSRL, Inc. TSRL, Inc.

TSRL, Inc.

1987

Developing drug delivery solutions