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 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 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.
Smart buoy technology that tracks environmental conditions, pollutants and traffic information
Laparoscopy tool that provides surgeons with greater dexterity and natural motion when sewing sutures
Genome sequencing software that can identify cancer markers more quickly than existing technologies
Less precise but more efficient microchips for GPS, machine learning, voice recognition
My Total Health
Digital interface between patients and health care providers to ensure health issues are managed appropriately
Therapeutic monoclonal antibody for pulmonary fibrosis/asthma/fibrotic lung disease
Animal Diversity Web
A regionally customizable animal reference database for mobile field guides and educational tools
Battery Nano Technology
Novel lithium ion battery technology for greater safety and significantly higher performance
Collabrify.IT’s SDK lets developers easily and inexpensively enable their apps to support synchronous collaboration
Improving the justice system’s accessibility through online, guided negotiation between courts and citizens
Engineering better players by unlocking the power of science and motion to drive performance improvement in baseball and softball
Advanced coatings ranging from icephobic to superomniphobic performance, and low-energy oil/water separations
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.)
Flexible concrete solutions for civil infrastructure systems
A combined energy storage system and wireless charging system for electric vehicles in China
Mountain Pass Solutions
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.
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
A rivet-weld combination for improved joining technique of dissimilar and composite material
Solution microarrays for sensitive quantitation of any combination of protein biomarkers without false signals
Educational curriculum to reduce the Black/White reading gap for young children
OncoFusion Therapeutics, Inc.
Personalized therapeutics for patients with genetically defined cancers
Sensors for real-time defect and quality evaluation using smart spectroscopic monitoring systems
Structured Microsystems, LLC
Implantable microsystem design based on glass-in-silicon wafer process
Emergent Micro Systems
Communication, education and entertainment device for underserved countries
Hearing Health Science
Neuroscience company translating medical research into safe hearing preservation solutions
Image-guided histotripsy system using ultrasound to excise and mechanically homogenize tissue
Shepherd Intelligent Systems
Real-time fleet management plus customer-oriented vehicle location and time-of-arrival alert functions
Develop bioactive, conductive polymer materials and coatings specifically tailored to enhance a wide variety of implantable medical devices
Securus Medical LLC
Device to prevent esophageal thermal injury during catheter ablation procedures
Seventh Sense Biosystems, Inc.
Health monitoring products that interface directly with human skin
Armune BioScience, Inc.
Cancer diagnostic utilizing microarray autoantibody signatures
(Formerly Immunomics, Inc)
Treatment of inflammation-based diseases and conditions using selective cytopheresis system
Tissue Regeneration Systems, Inc.
Systems & materials to create living joints and other bone replacements
Developing treatments for inflammatory, fibrotic & neurologic diseases
(Formerly Pipex Pharmaceuticals, Inc.)
Custom DNA and peptide arrays synthesized on open surfaces
(Formerly BioDiscovery, LLC)
Multifunctional organic/inorganic nanocomposites for coatings and thin film technologies
Ascenta Therapeutics, Inc.
Small-molecule oncology therapeutics focusing on compounds that induce apoptosis (cell death) in tumor cells
(Formerly AccuTherapeutics, Inc)
Avidimer Therapeutics, Inc.
Cancer detection and treatment therapeutics (Formerly NanoCure Corp.)
Chemical and biological approaches to regeneration and remineralization of dental, oral & craniofacial tissues
Specializing in products and services for RF, microwave and millimeter-wave measurements and diagnostics
Molecular medicine for the detection and treatment of cancer
(Formerly MetaProbe & Alerion Biomedical)
Atheron Corporation (Spinoff from IntraMedical Imaging LLC)
Imaging devices for diagnosis of vascular plaques
Intelligent systems for defense, government, and commercial applications that emulate human decision making
MEMS-based transceivers and related devices for frequency and timing control solutions
Molecular Imaging Research Preclinical Services
Imaging intracellular events
(Formerly Molecular Therapeutics)
Non-toxic solvent-detergent lipid suspensions with antimicrobial properties
Discovering molecular origins of complex disorders using integrated array techniques
Advanced glass micromachining providing new ways to advance sensing, microfluidic and optical communication capabilities
Developing novel clinical diagnostic testing products to improve infectious disease testing
Interlink Networks, Inc.
Provides Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA) systems to secure access to wireless and wired networks
Provides WiFi mobility and networking protocol software for the wired and wireless communications market
(Formerly Djinesys, Inc)
Xtera Communications, Inc.
Optical networking transport solutions for regional, long-haul and ultra-long-haul networks
Delivers tailored behavioral support programs to health management organizations and pharmaceutical companies
Integrated Sensing Systems, Inc (ISSYS)
Advanced micro-machining technologies for medical devices and scientific analytical sensing applications
Medical device company that developed an automated procedure for laser vision correction, procedure known as “IntraLasik” or “Bladeless Lasik”
CardioGene is focused on the development of novel gene therapy products for the treatment of cardiovascular disease
(Formerly Genocor, Inc.)
Michigan Aerospace, Inc.
Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) and related optical systems for atmospheric measurement
Commercializing Mammastatin Serum Assay technology used to screen breast cancer risk
IDUN Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Therapeutic applications focused on inhibiting caspase activity as treatments for liver disease and inflammation
Developing immunomodulatory & anti-inflammatory therapeutics based on cell adhesion technology
K-Space Associates, Inc.
Optical imaging using in-situ thin-film and wafer characterization technologies
Discovering and developing drugs for oncology, inflammation, immunology, & metabolic diseases