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These Maryland Innovation Initiative awards were given through the Innovation Commercialization Program, which provides funding to support the commercialization of qualified university technologies at two distinct stages: pre-commercial technology validation and commercialization planning (Phase I & 2 combined), and early-stage product development (company formation) (Phase III).

Funded Companies

Accelevir Diagnostics, LLC
Developing a novel test to measure latent virus in HIV-1 infected patients. Licensed technology from Johns Hopkins University.

Airgility, Inc.
Developing miniSHU Multi-mission, Vertical Take-off and Landing, Unmanned Aerial System. Licensed technology from University of Maryland, College Park.

Anacrusis, Inc.
Developing an App called “Read Ahead” for Sight-Reading at the piano. Licensed technology from Johns Hopkins University.

Analytical Informatics
Creating a suite of software based tools designed to improve quality and efficiency in health care. Licensed technology from University of Maryland Baltimore.

Aqua Animal Health
Developing a Myostatin inhibitor for aquaculture which will improve feeding efficiency, accelerate growth, increase filet size, and increase fry (newly hatched fish) and fingerling survival rates. Licensed technology from Johns Hopkins University in collaboration with University of Maryland, Baltimore.

AsclepiX Therapeutics
Developing a novel biomimetic peptide for the treatment of Macular Edema. Licensed technology from Johns Hopkins University.

Ashvattha Therapeutics, LLC
Development of novel therapies for orphan pediatric brain disorders. Licensed technology from Johns Hopkins University.

Avasys, LLC
Development of an improved luer access device (LAD) (SureFlow) designed to reduce the risk of infections associated with indwelling central venous catheters. Licensed technology from Johns Hopkins University.

Baton
Develop Baton: A web-based collaboration tool that enables care teams to securely collaborate in real time. Licensed technology from Johns Hopkins University.

Biomecite Diagnostics, LLC
Developing a microbiome diagnostic for inflammatory bowel disease. Licensed technology from University of Maryland, Baltimore.

CardioSolv Ablation Technologies, Inc.
Developing software validation for regulatory compliance in simulation-guided ablation. Licensed technology from Johns Hopkins University.

Cellth Systems, LLC
Developing microfluidic tethering of non-adherent tumor cells to optimize drug treatment for epithelial cancers. Licensed technology from University of Maryland Baltimore.

CoapTech, LLC.
Design, manufacture and test pre-commercial Coaptive Ultrasound Gastrostomy (CUG) products for use in gastrostomy tube insertions. Licensed technology from University of Maryland, Baltimore.

CoolStride, LLC
Developing a cooled prosthetic liner to reduce heat and sweat issues for amputees. Licensed technology from Johns Hopkins University.

CykloBurn Technologies, LLC
Developing a low emission combustion system that will convert biomass into energy. Technology licensed from Morgan State University.

Cyves, LLC
Developing commercial proof of concept of CRAFT intrusion detection cybersecurity system. Licensed technology from University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

Diagnostic anSERS Inc.
Creating ink-jet printed sensors for authentication and trace containment detection. Licensed technology from University of Maryland, College Park.

EduMD
Developing MileMarker: an easy-to-use, web-based, med-tech tracking system applicable to any procedure-based specialty to measure trainee competency and map changes in skill acquisition over time. Licensed technology from Johns Hopkins University.

emocha Mobile Health, Inc.
Provides the mobile tools to engage and manage the patient and their safety. Licensed technology from Johns Hopkins University.

Freestate Optics, LLC
Developing the Pitch Perfect Electronic Home Plate. Licensed technology from University of Maryland, College Park.

Glycomantra, Inc.
Developing a galectin-3 antagonist for prostate cancer therapy.

Glyscend, Inc.
Developing a minimally invasive solution for the treatment of T2 Diabetes. Licensed technology from Johns Hopkins University

Grip Boost, LLC.
Developing a product that can restore old football gloves to ‘like-new’ tack without leaving residue on the ball. Licensed technology from University of Maryland, College Park.

Harpoon Medical
Developing a minimally invasive surgical tool that surgeons can use to access the mitral valve in a beating heart, under image guidance via a small incision between the ribs, and repair it. Licensed technology from University of Maryland, Baltimore.

Hazel Analytics
Developing a restaurant inspection data analytics software. Licensed technology from University of Maryland, College Park.

JPLC Associates
Creating a unifying device for mechanical and dosimetric quality assurance measurements in radiation therapy. Licensed technology from Johns Hopkins University.

Living Canopies
Building a patio umbrella that utilized flowering plants as the canopy. Licensed technology from University of Maryland, College Park.

Lyse-it LLC
Lyse-it; A system for preparing cellular samples for genetic analysis. Licensed technology from University of Maryland, Baltimore Campus.

MF Fire Benefic, LLC
Producing a Mulciber Stove an atuomated, ultra-clean wood stone. Licensed technology from University of Maryland, College Park.

Magic Blue, LLC
Commercial launch of an anti-aging cosmetic technology. Licensed technology from University of Maryland, College Park.

MedSense, LLC
Developing a sensor made with biocompatible materials, is smaller, superior performance, and lower product costs than currently available. Licensed technology from University of Maryland, College Park.

Mind Halo, Inc.
Developing a human enabled support an resources platform for families on the dementia journey. Licensed technology from Johns Hopkins University.

MycoMed Technologies, LLC
Developing a diagnostic test for detection of aspergillus infection and invasive aspergillosis. Licensed technology from Johns Hopkins University.

NanoDirect, LLC
Commercialization of Refined Nanoelectronic Inks. Licensed technology from Johns Hopkins University.

Natsar Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Development of RK-33 as a Novel Therapy for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. Licensed technology from Johns Hopkins University.

N5 Sensors
Developing an ultra-low profile, low-power, and smart sensor architecture for monitoring a variety of trace gases (toxic, explosive, corrosive) in air. Licensed technology from University of Maryland, College Park.

NexGen Forensic Sciences, LLC
The gold standard for safe fetal paternity testing during pregnancy using maternal blood sample DNA. Licensed technology from Johns Hopkins University.

NextStep Robotics, Inc.
Developing a portable deficit-adjusted ankle robot for neurologically disabled populations. Licensed technology from University of Maryland, Baltimore.

North American Wave Engine Corporation
Developing a high-performance, low-noise pulsejet engine. Licensed technology from University of Maryland, College Park.

Octava LLC
A System for Real-Time Audience Engagement in a Software as Service Model. Licensed technology from University of Maryland, Baltimore Campus.

Orablas, LLC
RestEaze: Advanced ambulatory measures of leg movements Including Periodic Leg Movements During Sleep. Licensed technology from Johns Hopkins University.

Otomagnetics
Working on the treatment of Otitis Media without puncturing the ear drum. Licensed technology from University of Maryland, College Park.

Pataigin
Developing EndoPrint, a test that identifies microorganisms with unique speed and sensitivity. Licensed technology from University of Maryland, Baltimore.

PathOtraK
Developing a way to reduce the Salmonella detection in less than 4 hours. Licensed technology from University of Maryland, College Park.

Rapid
Development of a web and cloud-based software product for organ dosimetry of alpha emitters. Licensed technology from Johns Hopkins University.

React Labs
Real-time polling platform. Licensed technology from University of Maryland, College Park.

Renalert, LLC
Developing a system for early assessment of acute kidney injury risk. Licensed technology from Johns Hopkins University.

respeQ, Inc.
Developing a suite of products that uniquely monitor in-home respiratory function that initially relate to sleep disordered breathing and wirelessly transmit those outputs to a mobile diagnostic application platform. Licensed technology from Johns Hopkins University.

Revolve Biotechnologies, Inc
Developing high-quality DNA mutant libraries for engineering high-value proteins. Licensed technology from Johns Hopkins University.

Second Write
Creating a method for source code recovery. Licensed technology from University of Maryland, College Park.

Serenta Biotechnology, LLC
Commercialization and development of a vaccine against staphylococcus aureus. Licensed technology from University of Maryland, Baltimore.

SilcsBio LLC
Developing advanced molecular modeling software that enhances drug discovery. Licensed technology from University of Maryland, Baltimore.

SONAVEX Surgical
Developing an ultrasound-based vascular monitoring system. Licensed technology from Johns Hopkins University

Sonoval, LLC
Development of SON-211 for the treatment of T cell lymphomas and major solid tumors. Licensed technology from Johns Hopkins University.

Tarsier Optics, Inc.
A light weight, high resolution camera system for surveying and surveillance. Licensed technology from the University of Maryland, Baltimore Campus. Licensed technology from University of Maryland, Baltimore Campus.

Theraly Fibrosis, Inc.
Optimization and validation of TLY012 treatment of systemic scleroderma. Licensed technology from Johns Hopkins University.

Thermohalt Technology, LLC
Development of a Battery Internal Temperature Sensor Battery Management System (BITS-BMS) technology. Licensed technology from Johns Hopkins University.

VakSea, Inc.
Developing an oral vaccine for nervous necrosis virus. Licensed technology from University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

WebbCures, LLC
Developing a diagnostic for assessing NKT cell function in cancer.