2015 Spinouts

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Startup: 4DQC

Founded: 2015

Originating Department: Pathology

Primary Inventor: Frederick Strathmann

Description: 4DQC is a laboratory data analysis company focused on laboratory-wide data capture and real time metric presentation. The initial focus is on mass spectrometry as no quality software is currently available that addresses this fast growing and complex area of laboratory diagnostics. The company aims to offer a complete quality solution for the clinical laboratory including batch validation, quality control interrogation, guided troubleshooting workflows and real time display of metrics that provide critical insight into laboratory health. The goal of 4DQC is to lead a change from retrospective data review processes that dominate current laboratory quality assessment to real time, prospective interrogations using automated quality metrics and predictive analytics.

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Startup: 6S Medical

Founded: 2014

Originating Department: Surgery

Primary Inventor: John Langell

Description: 6S Medical is developing a medical device called TroClosure, a two-in-one device that both provides access to the abdominal wall during surgery and also has a mechanism to sew the wound together on its way out.

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Startup: Bastion Biologics

Founded: 2015

Originating Department: Bioengineering

Primary Inventor: Henry Kopecek

Description: Bastion Biologics is developing cytotoxic-free nano-therapeutics for treating cancers and autoimmune disorders. The technology provides a targeted mechanism and personalized method for treating disease, while improving drug safety.

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Startup: Clinacuity

Founded: 2014

Originating Department: Biomedical Informatics

Primary Inventor: Stephane Meystre

Description: Clinaquity is developing novel natural language processing technology to enable the digitation of free text that is part of every patient medical record. This digitization will allow valuable insights to be gleaned from those records and enable more effective clinical decision making for improved patient care.

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Startup: IDbyDNA

Founded: 2015

Originating Department: Human Genetics

Primary Inventor: Robert Schlaberg

Description: IDbyDNA develops technologies that enable nucleic acid-based identification of any life form on Earth. IDbyDNA's ultra-fast and accurate metagenomics analysis pipeline is capable of comprehensive detection of microbial agents and for host-response profiling based upon analysis of next generation sequencing (NGS) data, allowing generation of medical diagnoses in a hypothesis-free manner. IDbyDNA is applying its technologies to the large unmet medical need in Infectious Disease.

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Startup: Madra Learning

Founded: 2014

Originating Department: Chemistry

Primary Inventor: Charles Atwood

Description: Madra Learning is a cloud-based application for educators and learners. This program blends assessment creation and scoring with customized exam and assignment creation, community content sharing and collaboration, flexible exam proctoring, and assessment quality quantification. This highly integrable, easy-to-use platform will save time, and will help you and your students achieve success.

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Startup: Majelco

Founded: 2014

Originating Department: Anesthesiology

Primary Inventor: Annette MacIntyre

Description: Majelco is developing novel products for use in the surgical suite, the lead product measuring surgical blood loss. Recently the company completed a proof of concept study demonstrating accurate and immediate measurements of blood concentration and volume in the blood collection canister.

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Startup: NanoSynth Materials & Sensors

Founded: 2015

Originating Department: Metallurgical Engineering

Primary Inventor: Swomitra Mohanty

Description: NanoSynth builds sensors to detect specific chemical signatures, particularly Tuberculosis (TB).

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Startup: Origyn

Founded: 2014

Originating Department: Bioengineering

Primary Inventor: Patrick Kiser

Description: Contraception should be easy, effective, and enjoyable. Origyn Inc. has developed a novel polymer technology - a liquid condom - that makes this dream a reality

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Startup: ProMD

Founded: 2014

Originating Department: School of Medicine

Primary Inventor: James Barrett

Description: The way patients are discharged today is like handing them an outdated road map and wishing them a safe journey towards recovery. Recent analysis of the discharge process shows that this is a flawed approach that leaves patients vulnerable to unnecessary suffering, costs, and readmissions. ProMD is developing a product called MobiMD, an integrated patient mobile application that simplifies discharge instructions, facilitates patient compliance, and improves outcomesMo

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Startup: Safe Blade

Founded: 2014

Originating Department: Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Primary Inventor: Randall Olson

Description: SafeBlade is developing a blade that will make it safer to make incisions into the eye for surgery, especially cataract surgery.

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Startup: Solefire

Founded: 2014

Originating Department: Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Primary Inventor: Hanseup Kim

Description: Solefire manufactures and sells an energy harvesting insole that generates heat from the movement of the wearer. These insoles provide consistent, comfortable warmth that is perfect for winter sports, refrigerated environments, and more.

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Startup: StreamDX

Founded: 2015

Originating Department: Surgery

Primary Inventor: Andrew Southwick

Description: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS) is a disease that affects 33% of men over the age of 50. Currently, this amounts to 16.5 million men in the United States. LUTS most commonly expresses itself with insufficient bladder emptying, urgency, frequency, weak stream and nocturia. The Company has developed a low cost functional, novel point of care uroflow meter that will enable a Primary Care Physicians (PCP) as well as a urologists to deliver high quality, inexpensive LUTS care. The Stream Dx device is a small, self-contained portable device that patients can naturally void into in the comfort of their own homes. The flow rate and volume data collected by Stream Dx is wirelessly transferred to a mobile device and uploaded to a cloud server where a detailed frequency and voiding diary as well as a voiding score is generated and then integrated into a patient's electronic medical record for review by his PCP or urologist. The reports can be generated prior to an office visit, saving office and clinic time as well as being more convenient for the patient.

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Startup: TS3 Technologies

Founded: 2015

Originating Department: Biology

Primary Inventor: Kelly Hughes

Description: The basic technology behind TS3 Technologies is based on flagellar export of difficult-to-express proteins or peptides, particularly those that are very hydrophobic or rich in disulfides.

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Startup: uBiota

Founded: 2015

Originating Department: Pathology

Primary Inventor: Kael Fischer

Description: uBiota LLC is a business-to-business and direct-to-consumer provider of microbial community research services. uBiota seeks to leverage the fact that microbes are integral to all biological processes, and hence many broad sectors, as well as smaller niche markets. Company founder, and Pathology Department Research Assistant Professor, Dr. Kael Fischer Ph.D. has brought the company’s first product to market, the Personal Metagenomics Kit, using IP licensed from the University of Utah. Currently, uBiota has partner relationships with direct-to-consumer medical testing, animal husbandry, and hobby aquarist businesses. In July 2015, uBiota raised $1.2M in seed funding, and is currently building marketing and production capacity.

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Startup: Veritas Medical

Founded: 2015

Originating Department: Surgery

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Primary Inventor: John Langell

Description: Catheter related hospital acquired infections are among the most serious and preventable complications facing healthcare today. To address these infections Veritas Medical is developing the Light Line™ catheter, the first antimicrobial catheter to be self-sterilizing while residing in a patient.