Over the last 10 years, Innovation Partnerships has helped to launch over 175 new startups, or 1 startup every 3 weeks. Explore the great companies that we have helped to launch below.
Discovering and developing drugs for oncology, inflammation, immunology, & metabolic diseases
MC3 Cardiopulmonary, located in Dexter, was founded in 1991 by Robert Bartlett, M.D., a pioneering University of Michigan surgeon, and Scott Merz, PhD, to develop Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) technology for patients who would otherwise succumb to heart and lung disease.
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
IDUN Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Therapeutic applications focused on inhibiting caspase activity as treatments for liver disease and inflammation
Commercializing Mammastatin Serum Assay technology used to screen breast cancer risk
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
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”
Xtera Communications, Inc.
Optical networking transport solutions for regional, long-haul and ultra-long-haul networks
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)
Non-toxic solvent-detergent lipid suspensions with antimicrobial properties [formerly NanoBio Corporation]
MEMS-based transceivers and related devices for frequency and timing control solutions
Molecular Imaging Research Preclinical Services
Imaging intracellular events
(Formerly Molecular Therapeutics)
Discovering molecular origins of complex disorders using integrated array techniques
Advanced glass micromachining providing new ways to advance sensing, microfluidic and optical communication capabilities
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
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
Multifunctional organic/inorganic nanocomposites for coatings and thin film technologies
Developing treatments for inflammatory, fibrotic & neurologic diseases
(Formerly Pipex Pharmaceuticals, Inc.)
Custom DNA and peptide arrays synthesized on open surfaces
(Formerly BioDiscovery, LLC)
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
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
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
Rapid cell culturing using magnetic spheres
Emergent Micro Systems
Communication, education and entertainment device for underserved countries
A medical device company that designs, develops and markets minimally invasive solutions for vascular trauma.
Matrix Industries is a Silicon Valley materials science pioneer founded in 2011 that is committed to radically re-inventing the power equation for IoT and wearables.
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
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
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
Improving the justice system’s accessibility through online, guided negotiation between courts and citizens
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
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
My Total Health
Digital interface between patients and health care providers to ensure health issues are managed appropriately
Mythic envisions a world where every device is intelligent, with human-like senses and high-level understanding of the environment around it.
Therapeutic monoclonal antibody for pulmonary fibrosis/asthma/fibrotic lung disease
Arbor Medical Innovations
Our objective is to provide industry-leading support to physicians and biomedical researchers in the conceptualization, design, and fabrication of custom medical technologies incorporating hardware and software components.
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
Initially developed in Molecular & Behavioral Neuroscience Institute, University of Michigan, deployed in MBNI starting in 2013, monitoring 78 freezers, room temperature, light and humidity across University of Michigan and Wayne State University.
Intelligent Vision Systems
IVS technology optically detects ice ahead in ways that no other current technology can. This helps prevent damage, increase safety, and save lives.
Patent-pending technology that combines Microelectromechanical Systems and Computer Aided Detection to detect retained foreign objects (RFOs).
MDI Therapeutics has assembled a management team with a combination of drug development, manufacturing and basic research expertise in serpin biology.
Our new web-based, quality improvement software platform uses your existing EHR clinical data to dramatically improve patient outcomes by providing exactly what your staff needs to find and fix the issue.
Developing a new design methodology and innovative digital architectures for clock generators.
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.
Biotechnology company dedicated to the development of treatments for diseases of protein misfolding, including cataracts.
Brio develops and commercializes intelligent, intuitive, intubation devices for the insertion of endotracheal breathing tubes.
The G-HMRC will provide health risk assessment (HRA) services and products as a multi-channel intelligent communication tool for health management decision support and will continue to advance our offerings through ongoing research and technology developments.
Give and Take
Smart tools for building engagement and social capital for corporations and large organizations.
Brain computer interface technology to control physical and digital objects with brain activity.
Web-based software that facilitates the recruitment and management of research participants for clinical trials.
Platform that helps information security practitioners discover, monitor, and analyze devices that are accessible from the Internet.
Engineering structures subject to time-varying loads are prone to fatigue damage and failure.
Operating fleets of driverless cars in structured environments like central business districts, corporate campuses and dense residential developments.
New Vital Signs
Wearable device to monitor and assess a patient’s volume status and fluid responsiveness in critical and emergency care
Handheld MEMS-based VOC sensor system capable of detecting 20 VOC gases simultaneously
Improving the conventional ELISA test workflow with disposable microfluidic 96-well plates that significantly decrease total assay time and significantly reduce both sample size and reagent consumption.
Parabricks uses high-performance computing techniques to reduce secondary genomics sequencing analysis time from days to one hour.
Precision clinical treatment support products and services based on advanced pharmacoepigenomics
PreDxion Bio’s technology is a patent-pending diagnostic device that gives doctors the information they need to precisely tailor treatments to a specific patient’s immune response. The idea is to make precision care more available to people in intensive care.
Applying artificial intelligence, data science, and operations research to design and operate a new generation of on-demand urban transit systems
Quantum sensing, measurement, and imaging devices for radio-frequency, microwave, and terahertz electric fields.
Automated analysis of angiograms to augment clinical decisions in managing coronary artery disease
Applied Morphomics Inc
Applied Morphomics, Inc. is a biomarker technology and development company targeting assessment of body factors essential for delivering precision medicine.
Apps developed using mathematical modeling to predict circadian rhythms to improve performance and wellness.
Cellf BIO LLC
Cellf BIO manufactures bioengineered sphincters using autologous progenitor cells that replace the dysfunctional internal anal sphincter, the root cause of FI. This new product, called a BioSphincterTM, allows the patient to regain full control of bowel movements and rejuvenate their quality of life.
CubeWorks is a technology startup driving the next generation of IoT with millimeter-scale smart sensing solutions. Their proprietary and ultra-low-power CubiSens™ Platform enables ubiquitous wireless sensing, smart processing, and energy harvesting capabilities in different millimeter-scale form factors. CubeWorks was founded by pioneering researchers at the University of Michigan, and the company uses core technology stemming from 10+ years of ultra-low power VLSI circuit research that enables ultra-low power wireless sensors with unprecedented form factors and battery life.
To enable oral healthcare professionals to preserve teeth through earlier diagnosis & non-invasive treatment.
Risk evaluation tool uses your personal and family health history to find out if you are at increased risk for hereditary disease using easy-to-read report with next-step recommendations helps you and your doctor make a care plan to reduce your risk
Designs neural network inference chips with unparalleled energy efficiency and compute density for edge computing, IoT, mobile, and more
Use of High Resolution Structure of the Tumor Suppressive PP2A-B56ɑ Holoenzyme for Drug Discovery
Soundbites Public Benefit Corporation
Micronutrient formula for hearing preservation and tinnitus symptom relief
Sublime, LLC is commercializing a vapor crystallization and printing technology that increases and controls dissolution/solubility and permits the combination of multiple types small molecules and compounds on any substrate, such as timed release patches.
Voxel51’s state of the art video understanding platform uses cutting edge AI methods to transform video into value
Flexible, transparent metal conductors for touch screen, LED, smart window, and photovoltaics manufacturers needing low resistance products over large areas
Orally available small molecule for rheumatoid arthritis and other bone-damaging conditions
Amplitude Vascular Systems
Pulse mechanical lithotripsy for the treatment of calcified peripheral and coronary artery disease
Asalyxa Bio is a platform company committed to the targeting of neutrophils to fight hard to treat diseases
Device that combines auditory frequencies and timed somatosensory stimuli to suppress tinnitus-generating neurons that cause ringing in the ears
BlueConduit uses AI to help water utilities inventory and locate their lead service lines
Ecovia Renewables, LLC
We create high-performing, eco-friendly ingredients and materials for food and personal care
Ensuring all patients follow the prescribed care plan through an automated system of proactive tracking and patient engagement
Elicit Software provides cloud-based surveys that dynamically build questions based on decision trees
Endovascular Engineering Inc
Focusing on novel catheter based approaches for the management of Ischemic Stroke
Providing net-zero offgrid power to subdivisions to speed up real estate development, lower impact fees and lower development risk
A therapeutic and diagnostic company using extracellular vesicle isolation and characterization technology
Labyrinth Biotech Inc
Microfluidic technology for the isolation and capture of circulating tumor cells for research purposes and clinical diagnosis
Biotechnology startup using prostate cancer diagnostic assay to measure levels of cancer specific genes in the urine. Additionally focused on scaling COVID-19 testing
MONSTR Sense Technologies
Ultrafast and coherent spectroscopy microscopes for semiconductor defect inspection and advanced research
Medical devices that release nitric oxide to treat persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn
Suite of software and services for patients undergoing assisted reproduction treatment
Medical ontology and classification system used to improve search, interogation and analysis of a variety of medical data
Computer vision neural network enabling material sensing within optical sensors including LIDAR and cameras
Refraction AI, Inc
Robotic platform for providing safe and scalable goods delivery in urban areas
S3D Precision Dispensing, Inc
Enabling digital manufacturing; dispensing lubricants, OLED materials and bio-fluids with micron-scale features onto existing surfaces
Developer of expanded SiMREPS techniques and strategies to achieve single molecule detection for protein analytes using simplified detection equipment and antibodies.
Developer of radiation-resistance high resolution particle sensors using nanostructured media comprised of semiconducting nanoparticles and aramid nanofibers.
The company’s platform creates vibration energy harvesting based sensor system which focuses on integrated circuit and creates low power vibration energy, enabling users to generate energy at a very low cost.
Operator of a pharmaceutical company developing drugs intended to treat cancer. The company is currently operating in stealth mode.
Molecular separations to transform the future of energy, resources, and the global climate.
Paradigm shifting approact to accurately predict the need for health care using sophisticated AI algorithms combined with machine learning and natural language processing that analyzes minimal data input by the user.
Portable negative pressure systems to protect healthcare workers from communicable respiratory diseases such as COVID-19
The mission of Kirisolar is to make clean, sustainable, and affordable energy available to every human being on earth.
Developed a series of novel first-in-class lymphatropic compounds which are absorbed directly into the lymphatic system following oral administration.
Three-wheeled, electrically-propelled transport vehicle for individual, rough terrain applications
Matsaki Technologies, Inc.
Developer of an infrared system designed to detect gas leaks and easily locate the source.
Helping to bring MiCV, the company’s single-cell analysis tool, out of the lab and into the hands of all single-cell biologists.
Developer of a catheter insertion device intended to reduce the incidence of catheter-related bloodstream infections among patients
We are a team dedicated to bringing innovative life-saving products to the point of injury. In order to save more lives and produce better outcomes, we identify gaps in pre-hospital trauma care and creatively fill those gaps with simplified critical capabilities.
Prenovo integrates medical imaging data and patient reported outcomes to assist in understanding the impact of disease on the human body and design outcome-driven interventions
Rich Earth Institute
The Rich Earth Institute recycles urine into fertilizer, eliminating water pollution and supporting sustainable farming
Developing an implantable renal assist device as a permanent solution to end-stage renal disease.
Cloud-based 3D printing software that enables faster and more accurate printing leading to higher quality parts with less waste.
Developer of new biological-based therapies for adrenal cancer that target the molecular defects in cancer while sparing normal tissue.