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Recent University Start-ups

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ADC BioMed CorporationACD BioMed Corporation

ADC BioMed is a biomedical research company that discovers novel diagnostics and therapeutics to prevent and treat cancer, autoimmune diseases, and infectious diseases. May 08, 2014 00:00 AM

Actives FactoryActives Factory

Actives FactoryThe Actives Factory manufactures a natural anti-inflammatory compound that was developed at the University of Minnesota for the cosmetics, dietary supplements and pharmaceuticals industries. Oct 01, 2012 00:00 AM

Adama Materials

Adama radically improves the properties of resin and fiber composites, such as epoxy/carbon fiber and polyester/fiberglass, at very low cost. Jan 05, 2015 00:00 AM

Andas, Inc.

Andas provides technology to conveniently communicate an accurate level of intoxication through smartphones. Dec 21, 2012 00:00 AM

Applied Informatics

Applied Informatic Solutions has developed informatic tools to assist with the identification of high-value biomarkers. Apr 30, 2012 00:00 AM

Argilex Technologies

Argilex Technologies develops a membrane technology for separation processes such as those in the petroleum refining, chemicals, and biofuels industries. Mar 01, 2012 00:00 AM

Aria CV, Inc.

Aria CV is a Minnesota-based startup developing a cardiovascular therapeutic technology for the treatment of pulmonary hypertension. May 18, 2011 00:00 AM

Ariel PharmaAriel Pharmaceuticals

Ariel Pharmaceuticals is a development-stage specialty pharmaceutical company focused on development and commercialization of products for indications in acute Central Nervous System (CNS) and trauma. Oct 05, 2011 00:00 AM

ApoGen BioTech ApoGen BioTech

ApoGen is developing a new class of drugs that will slow the evolution of cancer cells, as well as companion diagnostics to identify the patients likely to get the most benefit from these therapies. Oct 14, 2014 00:00 AM

Ascenix Biotechnologies, LLC

Ascenix uses a process to take sugar-based feedstocks and produce synthetic chemicals for multiple uses including production of high value plastics. Jan 31, 2013 00:00 AM

Bennett Autogas Systems

Bennett Autogas Gas Systems have made a fuel tank that is lower cost and has reduced maintenance for liquid petroleum fueled vehicles. Jan 31, 2013 00:00 AM

Bioactive Regenerative Therapeutics

Bioactive Regenerative Therapeutics is developing a biomimetic 3D cell culture matrix designed to support and enhance cell culture assays. Aug 21, 2014 00:00 AM


BioCee enables cost-effective and environmentally sound production of clean fuels, chemicals, and water treatment by harnessing the full biocatalytic potential of microorganisms. May 02, 2009 00:00 AM

Blossom Medical

Blossom Medical is a medical device company developed from the BiliBlossom Medical device. Jul 09, 2014 00:00 AM

Carp Solutions

Carp Solutions combines hands-on field sampling with cutting edge analytical approaches to develop science-based, sustainable management strategies for invasive fish such as the common carp. Feb 03, 2016 00:00 AM


Celladon is developing molecular therapies for cardiovascular diseases. The company’s first product candidate is designed to target the key enzyme deficiency in advanced heart failure which regulates calcium cycling and contractility in heart muscle cells. May 11, 2009 00:00 AM

CellectisCellectis Plant Sciences

Cellectis Plant Sciences uses a powerful new breeding technology - targeted Genome editing using sequence-specific nucleases - that can precisely add genes to plant chromosomes and can also modify the plant’s own genetic material to create traits of value. Jan 10, 2011 00:00 AM

CIPAC Limited

CIPAC is advancing a therapy that treats an increasingly prevalent infection caused by the bacterium C. difficile which affects several million people and is linked to 14,000 deaths per year. Mar 26, 2012 00:00 AM

CURx PharmaceuticalsCycleWood Solutions

CURx Pharmaceuticals develops intravenous and intramuscular injection treatments for seizures in hospitalized epilepsy patients that can replace oral medications. Aug 14, 2013 00:00 AM

CVC Heartsavers

CVC Heartsavers is developing a diagnostic that provides earlier intervention and treatment for cardiovascular disease. Oct 29, 2013 00:00 AM

CycleWood SolutionsCycleWood Solutions

CycleWood Solutions was formed to create and deliver sustainable alternative plastic solutions which contribute to building a more environmentally responsible society. Currently, they are poised to offer a sustainable solution to conventional single-use plastic bags. Sep 27, 2011 00:00 AM

Drive PowerDrive Power

Drive Power allows drivers to receive real time feedback regarding speed, maneuvering and location to be safer drivers. Dec 21, 2011 00:00 AM

Early Learning LabsEarly Learning Labs

Early Learning Labs provides assessments and services to help parents and early child-care providers develop “kindergarten-ready” children. Mar 15, 2012 00:00 AM

Efficient Windows CollaborativeEfficient Windows Collaborative

Efficient Windows Collaborative is a site that provides unbiased information on the benefits of energy-efficient windows, descriptions of how they work, and recommendations for their selection and use. May 15, 2014 00:00 AM


EmboMedics is developing a natural polymer bead that is used to cut off the blood supply to tumor / cancer cells in the body. Apr 04, 2013 00:00 AM


EMMA Early Movement Monitoring Assessment (EMMA) is commercializing Individual Growth Development Indicators (IGDIs) for Infants. Sep 06, 2014 00:00 AM

Epitopoietic Research CorpEpitopoietic Research Corporation

Epitopoietic Research Corporation is a research and pharmaceutical development company focused on the development, manufacturing and clinical testing of a new cell therapy anti-cancer vaccine. Apr 26, 2012 00:00 AM

EvedentiaEvidentia Health

Evidentia Health is a Mayo Clinic and University of Minnesota-based health care IT start-up providing evidence-based clinical decision support tools at the point of care. Apr 18, 2013 00:00 AM

FocusStart Orthosensors

FocusStart Orthosensors is developing a handheld probe that can measure tension in soft tissues, such as tendons and ligaments, during invasive orthopedic surgery. Feb 15, 2013 00:00 AM

GY Biomedical, LLC

GY Biomedical is developing a non-invasive, cost-effective diagnostic and monitoring test for an inflammatory disease of the esophagus. Jul 16, 2012 00:00 AM

Heat Mining CompanyHeat Mining Company

Heat Mining Company uses sequestered carbon dioxide to extract geothermal energy from the earth that is used to generate electricity. Mar 07, 2012 00:00 AM

Hennepin Life SciencesHennepin Life Sciences

Hennepin Life Sciences is commercializing game changing antimicrobial technology developed at the University of Minnesota to treat/prevent microbial infections. Oct 20, 2009 00:00 AM

ID Genomics

ID Genomics will provide rapid assessment of virulent bacteria for potential organ failure in urgent care settings. Jun 21, 2013 00:00 AM


InformeDesign is a searchable database that facilitates designers’ use of current, research-based information as a decision-making tool. Oct 01, 2013 00:00 AM

International Cardio CorpInternational Cardio Corporation

International Cardio Corporation is developing and implementing new, non-invasive, low risk, low-cost, non-radiation procedures to treat buildup on arteries. Dec 15, 2010 00:00 AM

Kingsbury Animal Health

Kingsbury Animal Health strives to improve animal health and food safety by reducing harmful bacteria using Glycerol Monolaurate (GML). Oct 27, 2010 00:00 AM

Medication ManagementMedication Management

Medication Management Systems provides comprehensive, patient-centered medication therapy management services that identify and resolve drug therapy problems. Jan 15, 2006 00:00 AM


Medjules provides surgical training platforms that provide quantifiable feedback for medical students and practicing physicians. Jun 11, 2013 00:00 AM


MesoFlow technology developed a device that reduces cell loss, processing time, and labor costs for multiple types of cryopreserved cells (e.g., stem cells and blood cells). May 30, 2014 00:00 AM

Minneamrita Therapeutics

Minneamrita Therapeutics is commercializing a drug for treating pancreatic cancer. Feb 10, 2011 00:00 AM


Minnepura works on encapsulation of biomaterial that provides an effective, low cost treatment solution to customers who need to remove hydrocarbons and chemicals from water. Oct 31, 2013 00:00 AM


MinnScan is a company focused on developing advanced imaging systems for using MRI in dental applications. Jun 17, 2014 00:00 AM

Miromatrix MedicalMiromatrix Medical

Miromatrix Medical aims to manufacture fully functional human organs for transplantation using decellularization/recellularization technology that enables the creation of fully vascularized, biological extracellular matrices. Feb 04, 2010 00:00 AM

NeuroEndo Pharma, LLC

NeurEndo Pharma is an early stage Wisconsin-based pharmaceutical development company focused on the evaluation and development of compounds for the treatment of obesity and pre-diabetes management. Mar 04, 2010 00:00 AM

NH3 Strategies

NH3 Strategies is developing a process for producing ammonia fertilizer with water and air that can be implemented close to farmers. Oct 01, 2013 00:00 AM

Niron MagneticsNiron Magnetics

Niron Magnetics. Inc. creates new materials and processes to manufacture permanent magnets, eliminating the need for rare earth elements. Jun 25, 2014 00:00 AM
Ninja MetricsNinja Metrics Ninja Metrics focuses on analytics for online gaming and social networking. Ninja Metrics has developed the world’s most sophisticated Social Analytics engine for monitoring and predicting the behavior of millions of users involved in online activities such as games or virtual worlds. Jun 06, 2011 00:00 AM


Nouvant offers a web-based technology marketing, licensing and management platform to help technology transfer organizations at universities, research labs and corporations commercialize their innovations. Feb 25, 2011 00:00 AM


Novamela brings together the leading apple companies in Italy to cultivate and sell promising new apple varieties including SweeTango. Apr 05, 2013 00:00 AM

Omicron HealthOmicron Health

Omicron Health Systems incorporates a Clinical Decision Support technology that helps clinicians monitor patient progress and improve the process of performing clinical research. Jun 14, 2012 00:00 AM


PSI is developing a satellite image analysis algorithm to detect changes in resources (forest, crops, water, urbanization). Aug 01, 2014 00:00 AM

Recon RoboticsRecon Robotics

Recon Robotics creates devices used by the U.S. military, federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, bomb squads and fire/rescue teams to protect their personnel, minimize collateral damage, and gain immediate reconnaissance within dangerous and hostile environments. Nov 13, 2006 00:00 AM

Reflection Sciences

Reflection Sciences is commercializing a method to test a child's ability to concentrate on a task. Aug 15, 2014 00:00 AM

ReMinD Technologies

ReMinD Technologies is dedicated to developing, manufacturing and marketing consumer technologies to help patients and caregivers ensure medication adherence. Jun 11, 2013 00:00 AM

Rushford HypersonicRushford Hypersonic

Rushford Hypersonic provides a variety of coating technologies which are harder, denser, more fracture resistant, and less heat generative than standard carbide coatings used in the industrial tooling industry. Mar 28, 2008 00:00 AM

SMART Signal TechnologiesSMART-Signal Technologies

SMART-Signal Technologies offers a hardware and software solution that can be used to reduce traffic congestion on major signalized arterial highways. Oct 07, 2011 00:00 AM

Surgical Information Sciences

Surgical Information Sciences is commercializing brain maps for accurate location and targeting for deep brain stimulation used with patients who have Parkinson’s disease. Sep 24, 2013 00:00 AM

Treatment Global

Treatment Global take a multi-disciplinary telehealth approach that provides chronic disease and health-&-wellness management without the need for a clinic visit May 06, 2014 00:00 AM

Tychon BiosciencesTychon Biosciences

Tychon Biosciences is based on a technology for preparing custom nanomaterials and complex protein structures via chemical synthesis for a wide range of applications including custom designed antibodies as research tools, diagnostic agents and eventually therapeutic drug delivery. Jan 10, 2015 00:00 AM

United ScienceUnited Science

United Science is commercializing a breakthrough innovation based on “Fluorous” Ion Selective Electrode (ISE) technology for the mining sector that can target a specific ion in very complex chemical solutions and under harsh conditions. Nov 09, 2010 00:00 AM

Universal Magnetic Systems

Universal Magnetic Systems is developing technologies to supply superior, high moment magnetic nanoparticles to an existing and rapidly growing market for disease detection and target separation. Mar 29, 2013 00:00 AM

Upstream TechnologiesUpstream Technologies

Upstream Technologies provides sediment control solutions to cities nation¬wide so that they can reduce their costs for managing storm water while still complying with federal and state storm water laws. Feb 01, 2011 00:00 AM

Veterinary Diagnostics and Therapeutics, LLC

Veterinary Diagnostics and Therapeutics is developing a genetic test that assesses risk for rupture of the cranial cruciate ligament in dogs. May 13, 2013 00:00 AM

Vigilant Diagnostics

Vigilant Diagnostics have developed a lateral flow assay system (diagnostic) that improves sensitivity of standard lateral flow assays by 10 to 100 times. Apr 22, 2014 00:00 AM

Vitalsims, LLCVitalsims

VitalSims is a healthcare education company delivering accredited learning simulations using the latest accelerated-learning technology. Dec 21, 2011 00:00 AM

Vytacera Pharma

Vytacera Pharma is developing technology for the treatment of cyanide toxicity through the use of post-exposure therapy. Dec 28, 2011 00:00 AM

Zepto Life Technologies

Zepto Life Technology provides animal and human diagnostic solutions that are accurate and highly sensitive for central lab, clinic, and point-of-care applications. Mar 20, 2014 00:00 AM