• Acumen Detection

    Acumen Detection worked with researchers at Cornell University to develop innovative assays and incorporate Real-Time PCR for detection that is specific, sensitive and rapid. We also introduced the Acu-POLARIS (Portable Onsite Laboratory And Rapid Identification System), empowering producers to make faster, more informed management decisions.

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  • American Chestnut Research and Restoration Project

    The American Chestnut Research and Restoration Project, a legacy tenant with CNYBAC Founder, SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry, is currently occupying Suite 1300 at the CNY Biotechnology Accelerator. In their lab, genetically engineered, blight resistant American chestnut plantlets are being acclimated from sterile culture conditions to newly installed, state of the art, high-humidity and high-light growth chambers. Fertilizer regimes, media substrates, and various other variables are being tested to improve plantlet growth and survival during the acclimatization process. The transgenic trees will be used in field plantings to test blight resistance and non-target effects. Eventually this lab will be the main production facility for our blight resistant American chestnut trees being reviewed by the federal regulatory agencies, with a goal of producing 10,000 American chestnut trees in five years to be ready for distribution once approval is received.
    Can science help the American chestnut make a comeback?  11/22/2016

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  • ANDRO Computational Solutions, LLC

    ANDRO is a small, for-profit research and development company.  The company is headquartered in Rome, NY with offices in Dayton, OH, and now at the CNY Biotech Accelerator in Syracuse, NY, with a soon to be established office in the Washington, DC area.  The company focuses on defense-related technologies in the areas of:

    • Radio Frequency (RF) Spectrum Management
    • Electromagnetic Environmental Effects (E3) computer modeling, simulation and analysis
    • Computational Electromagnetics (CEM) tool development
    • Cognitive Software Defined Radio (SDR) technologies
    • Secure RF Wireless Communications
    • Cyber-domain Spectrum Exploitation
    • Cyber Electromagnetic Activities (CEMA)
    • Sensor Resource Management (SRM)
    • Multisensor Data Fusion

    Our commercial subsidiary, Spectrum Fusion, Inc. is an ANDRO company that focuses on Autonomous Systems technologies and applications for the Internet of Things marketplace with special emphasis on UAS/V Command and Control (C2) technologies, medical sensing devices and emerging technologies for “big data” management.  Spectrum Fusion provides Spectrum Management as a Service (SMaaS) functions to industry focusing on independent RF spectrum analysis and testing pre-certification services including performance of spectrum site surveys

    ANDRO is a recognized leader and member of the National Spectrum Consortium (NSC). The company was awarded the coveted Tibbetts Award from the Small Business Administration (SBA) for Excellence in the Federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program and was presented the award at the White House in 2015.  ANDRO is also the catalyst for its non-profit activity called The Project FibonacciÒ Foundation, Inc., which provides youth-centered alternative learning and cross-education programs in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math) disciplines.

    2018 MDIC Graduate

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  • AptaMatrix, Inc.

    AptaMatrix Inc. is a biotechnology firm leveraging next-gen sequencing technology to accelerate aptamer discovery. Aptamers are non-coding nucleic acid molecules that have the ability to bind to protein targets will high affinity and specificity. Aptamers are the nucleic acid equivalent of a monoclonal antibody, and viable as therapeutic agents and for detection/diagnostic applications. Using AptaMatirx's proprietary workflow, aptamer discovery can be reduced to 2 weeks with an anticipated reduction to 3 days. AptaMatrix specializes in screening modified nucleic acid libraries that are difficult to screen using traditional SELEX aptamer discovery methods.
    NIH Small Business Innovation Research Phase II Awardee, 2020 - $2M

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  • Aurie

    Aurie is developing a safely reusable intermittent urinary catheter system in order to raise the standard of care for people with neurogenic bladder while reducing overall healthcare costs.  Started after the founder's close family member sustained a spinal cord injury and became reliant on urinary catheters, Aurie is committed to developing a user-centered urinary catheterization system that is sustainable, affordable, and above all, healthy. The system consists of a reusable, customizable, no-touch intermittent catheter and a portable catheter carrying case that cleans, disinfects, and lubricates catheters on-the-go with pre-packaged cleaning supplies. 
    Selected as a 2019 FuzeHub Commercialization Competition finalist.
    2020 MDIC Graduate

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  • Carapace Analytics

    Carapace Analytics is developing solutions to maintain the health of older adults through individualized wellness data. Considering the benefits of risk assessment and monitoring, we are creating the Fall and Frailty Risk Assessment which collects and analyzes user motion data. This report helps to inform stakeholders of potential health risks.

  • Complex Biosystems

    Our mission is to equip mainly Life Science but also Engineering firms with products & services allowing them to take advantage of modeling and simulations to timely develop processes and devices. Our software can streamline complex manipulations, reduce time on task, and increase the quality of end products. We are also prepared to prototype complex electronic and more specifically Medical devices. With us design starts with a good understanding of the underlying processes which we usually model. Simulations enable to draw more precise specifications. This way we conceive effective prototypes in just a few iterations. 

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  • Cormac Life Sciences

    Cormac Life Sciences is a Veterans Affairs and New York State certified Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) delivering life sciences research and support services.  

    We provide expertise across a range of biopreparedness disciplines to include biosurveillance, basic and translational sciences, clinical research, and essential support services such as quality assurance, field site development and regulatory affairs services.

    We are led by physician-scientists, technology executives, and health care business development experts with established connections across government, industry and academia.

    Our mission is to support global health security and biopreparedness objectives. We are committed to providing innovative, agile and client-centered solutions with a focus on New York State and U.S. Government clients

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  • Dancing Eyes

    Dancing Eyes is a biotech start-up committed to helping healthcare providers overcome the complexity and entanglement of diagnosing eye movement disorders via a virtual-reality system. Diagnosing the reason behind vertigo, double vision or, misaligned eyes can be a daunting task for the non-specialized physician. Whether the cause is benign such as an inner ear infection, or life-threatening such as a stroke, our technology can capture their signature mark on eye movements via a quick, automated, virtual reality-based examination, and help healthcare providers in confidently making the correct diagnosis.

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  • EndoGlow

    EndoGlow produces fluorescent medical devices to enhance visualization during minimally invasive surgeries. 

    The need for more visual information to improve real time decision making inspired the creation of EndoGlow’s fluorescence based Tissue Reveal Technology™.  Designed to work in conjunction with camera systems that image NIR, EndoGlow’s  cutting-edge technology embeds fluorescence into surgical tools, eliminating the need to inject ICG or other dyes.

    By embedding fluorescence,  EndoGlow’s products trans-illuminate tissues in order to visualize subsurface pathology, surgical planes and relative tissue depth.

    Named "Top 10 Minimially Invasive Device Solution Providers of 2020" by MedTech Outlook
    2017 MDIC Graduate

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  • Expressive Neuroscience

    Expressive Neuroscience is developing an industry-leading assay platform to evaluate CNS gene therapy vectors. This platform will combine cutting edge informatics, tissue handling, DNA sequencing and imaging technologies. The precision, power, and scale of the Expressive platform will provide the clear metrics required to move the most promising candidate vectors toward the clinic. The Expressive Neuroscience team has the deep expertise in neuroscience, informatics and assay development.



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    A highly innovative approach has been optimized for efficient generation, selection, and expansion of high affinity monoclonal antibodies with neutralizing activity and unique amino acid structure. A fully human antibody could significantly reduce potential immune responses, as compared to antibody therapeutics that contain nonhuman components.

    ILGEN's technology allows to detect and generate different specific high-affinity fully human antibodies for antibody-based therapy and diagnosis. In addition to cancer treatment many other conditions effectively treated by an ILGEN's human antibodies could include infections, rheumatic and autoimmune diseases, vascular and lymphoproliferative disorders. ILGEN has patent application.

    The therapeutic or diagnostic fully human antibodies and fusion proteins of the present technology are those derived from human tissues with further possibility to be purified, scale-up produced appropriate quantities and used in treatment or diagnosis of human diseases as pharmaceutical agents.

    Advantage of our approach is a significant reduction in turnaround time. It typically takes 1-2 years to obtain functionally validated and sequenced antibodies using traditional hybridoma and humanization methods or phage libraries. In con­trast, it would take no more than 6 months using our approach.

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  • JelikaLite

    JelikaLite is developing CognilumTM, an innovative solution to reduce a child's autism symptoms, enabling better integration into society and improving family's quality of life. It is an intelligent wearable medical device, combining therapeutic non-invasive brain stimulation with near infrared light, EEG sensors and a personalization platform. Based on the results of its Phase I placebo-controlled, double-blind clinical trial, the FDA granted JelikaLite a Breakthrough Device Designation, for the reduction of symptoms of autism in pediatric patients aged 2 to 6.    Our goal is to demystify autism - by collecting data about the brain's electrophysiological activity and corresponding behavioral symptoms, Cognilum will “open a window” into the child's brain, monitor the child's symptoms and ultimately predict each child’s developmental trajectory. It will empower both parents and doctors to precisely deliver the needed personalized treatments.

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  • LifeUnit

    LifeUnit, Inc., a recent Grants for Growth Awardee, is a privately held biotechnology company focused on the development of novel therapeutics and chemical agents for treating and controlling biofilm formation and other bacterial activities.
    Biofilm is a multicellular organism formed by bacteria transforming from living in solution to multiple phenotypes living in a structured, wet organic film. Biofilms contribute to drug resistance, persistent infections and health conditions including Cystic Fibrosis (CF) and Acne Vulgaris (acne), and many others. LifeUnit's product development efforts are currently focused on optimizing a novel class of small organic molecules, and on elucidating the new biological mechanism, that have unprecedented efficacy for preventing and reducing biofilm formation. This line of chemical innovation has immediate applications for Cystic Fibrosis and Skin Cares.
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  • Pelitex

    Founder, Joe Dickson
    Pelitex is a Product Development and Technology Licensing firm with an IP license to practice and exploit a key disruptive technology called Nanogradient™ materials. Nanogradient™ is a customizable nanoscale alloy that exhibits magnetic, electrical, thermal, mechanical, and anti-corrosive properties critical to the performance of products across many market and industry sectors.

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  • Quadrant Biosciences

    Developing solutions for important global health issues

    Quadrant Biosciences works with top academic institutions, medical researchers and engineers to translate breakthrough findings into thoughtfully developed and scientifically sound molecular diagnostic tools. These groundbreaking tools are part of the growing Clarifi diagnostic platform and address various neurological health challenges.  In March 2020, we made the decision to pivot and allocate some of our resources to directly address this serious pandemic.  As a result, we co-developed the Clarifi COVID-19 saliva test kit, currently the most sensitive saliva test on the market in the US.  Today, we are part of three exciting COVID-19 projects.

    • FDA issues Emergency Use Authorization of the Clarifi COVID-19 Test Kit, 2021
    • Quadrant Biosciences wins $2.3M NIH Grant to develop saliva test for concussion
    • Project of the Year, 2020 - MedTech
    • Governor Cuomo recognizes Clarifi COVID-19 Test Kit as most sensitive saliva test
    • Quadrant helping thousands of students return home safely for Thanksgiving break:


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  • Repair Biotechnologies

    Repair Biotechnologies is a biotechnology company with the mission to develop and bring to the clinic therapies that significantly improve human healthspan through targeting the causes of age-related diseases and aging itself.

  • Syracuse Biolabs

    Syracuse Biolabs, Inc. (SBL) is a Syracuse, NY based biotech firm which “accelerates bioinnovation through collaboration.” Syracuse Biolabs is a for-profit S corporation focused on meeting its corporate mission by partnering with academic and start-up laboratories and leveraging federal funding mechanisms to drive novel biotechnologies from early stage funding through commercialization. Syracuse Biolabs founder, Dr. Mark McPike, has 15+ years preparing SBIR-STTR applications and leading funded Phase I and II SBIR-STTR projects as Principal Investigator (PI) and Co-PI. Dr. McPike has led projects from NIH, AFRL, HSARPA, and DOD.

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  • Triton Bio

    Triton Bio is developing a new diagnostic test to rapidly determine the antibiotic resistance of bacteria and fungi causing life-threatening infections. Current laboratory tests take 2-5 days to provide results, and these delays jeopardize patient safety and significantly increase the cost of treatment. Triton Bio will enable lab personnel to automatically capture and analyze pathogenic microbes directly from biological fluids and swabs without the need to first grow microbes in culture. This technology will yield results in less than 90 minutes, thereby empowering doctors to choose the right antibiotics at the right time and improve clinical outcomes for patients. The company’s core technology was developed with support from DARPA between 2016-2017. Since then the founders have conducted over 350 interviews with key stakeholders with support from the National Science Foundation Innovation Corps. In July 2019 the company was awarded a SBIR Phase I grant from the National Science Foundation.

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  • Vectorial Synthesis Tech

    Our mission is to provide a new tool for researchers and industry to simplify the protein expression process. Our new tool promises fast and simple expression methods with minimal purification right on your bench.
  • ZephyRx

    ZephyRx creates video games for respiratory therapy. Our games coupled with a custom, breath­activated game controller have shown to increase patient compliance as much as 20X.  In our $1.8M NIH­sponsored clinical trial we apply video games to well­known respiratory therapy exercises to address pneumonia, asthma, COPD and cystic fibrosis. We started our business in 2007 and design, produce and sell worldwide breath­powered musical instruments and breath­powered video game controllers for the disabled. 

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  • Zetagen Therapeutics

    Zetagen Therapeutics (formerly Fusologics), is a pre-clinical orthopedics company developing products that activate a novel and proprietary molecular pathway for growing bone.  Discovered by accident, Fusologics' first product, Nalfuse, addresses a large unmet need for the $4b orthobiologics market and several high volume medical applications for which bone growth leads to optimal outcomes. Based on published pre-clinical data, Nalfuse activates this molecular pathway with a combination of a collagen carrier and an FDA-approved small molecule with over 40 years of high dosage, systemic clinical use for a different indication. As opposed to other products on the market that contain biologic growth factors, such as Medtronic's Infuse (BMP2), which at its peak accounted for ~$900m revenue per year but has since seen a precipitous decline in use due to high cancer risk and significant side effects, Nalfuse has shown the potential to be safer, significantly less costly to manufacture and grow bone just as effectively, if not better.

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