MSI PIs Form Start-Ups in Fiscal Year 2014

posted on August 21, 2014

The Office of the Vice President for Research recently announced that a record 15 start-up companies based on University inventions were formed in Fiscal Year 2014, which ended on June 30, 2014. Several of these start-ups are headed up by MSI Principal Investigators. These include:

James Cloyd, Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology (College of Pharmacy): CURx Pharmaceuticals

Allison Hubel, Mechanical Engineering (College of Science and Engineering): Meso-Flow

Larry Wackett, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Biophysics (College of Biological Sciences and Medical School); Michael Sadowsky, Soil, Water, and Climate (College of Food, Agricultural, and Natural Resource Sciences); and colleague Al Aksan, College of Science and Engineering: Minneputa

Michael Garwood, Center for Magnetic Resonance Research (Medical School) and colleague Donald Nixdorf, School of Dentistry: MinnScan

Jian-Ping Wang, Electrical and Computer Engineering (College of Science and Engineering): Niron Magnetics and Zepto Life Technology

John Bischof, Mechanical Engineering (College of Science and Engineering): Vigilant Diagnostics

These start-ups were assisted through the OVPR’s Office for Technology Commercialization. A complete list of start-ups and their descriptions can be found on the OVPR Inquiry blog.