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We offer customizable tissue culture devices to life science researchers and pharmaceutical companies. Our products enable the growth of more functional tissues for reliable results to streamline your research.

High-performance, conformal batteries to empower next generation technologies.

A low-cost medical device to reduce surgical trauma to patients while advancing the capabilities of surgeons during minimally invasive surgery. The surgical multi-stiffness retractor is capable of instantaneously changing its stiffness from malleable to rigid using the small incision already needed for laparoscopic manipulation.

Craitor is developing a rugged, portable 3D printer for manufacturing in the field, Working with the USMC, we hope to deploy our machines at forward operating bases and in ships across the world to reduce the stress on the DOD supply chain and provide parts where they are needed, when they are needed.

For people concerned about sun, we offer a color-changing UV sensor to monitor your exposure to UV rays. Unlike our competitors that are not personalized or require complicated electronics, we use a cost-effective and paper-based sensor which changes from purple to colorless in the presence of UV light. Our sensors come in a variety of formats from wristbands to clothing inserts and are available for all skin types to offer a personalized solution for preventing sunburn, premature aging, and skin cancer.


For the 116 million chronic pain sufferers in the US, NavegaPN7 is a sophisticated gene therapy for pain relief. Unlike conventional painkillers, the Navega therapy is highly specific to the pain source, it is non-addictive, and provides months of relief.

SoleMate Solutions optimizes lower extremity rehabilitation by providing a smart shoe insole that interfaces patients with physicians to give real-time feedback and to correct for form.

A novel anode that is easy to process without the need for complicated nanosizing. The electrode could deliver its capacity at less than 6 minutes charge time. This anode material also maintains stable structure over long term cycling. As a result, this anode could enable a fast charge battery without sacrifice of energy density.

Veocor pioneers cloud-based AI technologies to reduce cost and improve quality of care by diagnosing patients at risk of stroke who benefit from anticoagulation.

Active Companies

Abreos is dedicated to improving the development and commercialization of biopharmaceuticals with our proprietary Veritope platform. 

Argo is an NFC and Blockchain Solution. Use NFC to exchange Contact Info effortlessly. Blockchain Network rewards content creators and upvoters.

Software products that empower EVERYONE to create, make, and learn with 3D printers.

Operation Basura Camino is an initiative in the non-profit One Habitat Foundation. It's a cloud based Waste Management System. Consumers can have their waste picked up through an app.

A web-based platform that unifies the quoting process from end to end across all stakeholders and lines of business.

Under the leadership of Jared Tangney and Josh Windmiller, Biolinq is redefining how biomedical innovations can be imagined and commercialized. While conducting his post-doctoral research at the University of California, San Diego in the laboratory for NanoBioElectronics, Josh saw the potential to bring nanotechnology to the medical world. Combining forces with Jared, a PhD in Biomedical Engineering, the two saw the opportunity to bring their minimally-invasive technology to the diabetes space. Finally, people with diabetes will have a better CGM experience that is not only more affordable, but also pain-free.

Our platform offers a novel way to isolate nanoparticles directly from physiological solutions, such as whole blood, plasma or serum.

Using NASA-developed elastic technology, we provide aggressive workout enthusiasts the full-body muscle-building results of heavy gym equipment in a compact home-based system

A platform for physicians and pharma that captures, aggregates and analyzes whole genome sequencing and patient metadata to identify clinically actionable markers to better diagnose rare disease and streamline orphan disease drug development.

Cardero Therapeutics (CT) is a specialty pharmaceutical company that has identified and established a novel, IP protected, mechanism of action based platform of small molcules derived from natural molecular scaffolds. CT is focused on advancing these small molecules that stimulate mitochondria biogenesis as first in class and first to market, therapeutics.

Cellmic, LLC is a young technology company dedicated to improving patient healthcare with the use of smartphones and biophotonics.

The Clarify Medical Home Light Therapy System has been called “a game-changer” because it has taken a very well-established treatment and synced it with the technology of a smartphone.The result: the newest advance in the treatment of psoriasis and vitiligo. The dosage and intensity are similar to what can be expected from phototherapy from a clinic or your doctor’s office, but home-based phototherapy is more cost effective. (formerly Skylit Medical)

Cocoon Cam is a baby monitor that relies on computer vision technologies to track breathing and other vital signs. It offers instant alerts and sleep analytics that can be accessed by parents anytime through a smartphone app.

Founded in 2010, Cognionics is a fast-growing company building innovative wireless physiological monitoring systems that achieve high mobility with research-grade signal quality.

CureMetrix is committed to the advancement of technology that will improve cancer survival rates worldwide. Our research is focused on leveraging artificial intelligence and deep learning to develop the next generation of medical image analysis technology that radiologists and patients can confidently rely on.

As a dental lab service provider, we use 3D-printers and digital solutions to enable high-quality, affordable crowns and dentures for low-income dental patients.

Dimensional Touch has developed a new technology for force sensing. We can add the force sensing capability into any type of display, from 5’’ diagonal to 27’’ diagonal and higher. Our technology integrates into the display at the backplane level. 

Doctible is changing the way healthcare practices engage and communicate with patients. Founded in 2013, we offer best-in-class software to practices to automate back-office tasks while giving them the ability to engage and get feedback from patients.

For at-home geriatric patients, we seek to address: low care plan adherence and poor communication with their clinical team and support network. Through an at-home voice assistant, patients would have a convenient, automated line of communication and care plan reminder system.

Our device uses artificial intelligence to autonomously create an online version of a class just by placing it in a classroom.

Comfortable and aesthetically pleasing in design, the Embrace protection against hip fractures, fall detection/alert , and continuous physical activity monitoring. The Embrace can be worn as a clip-on device, an outerwear or an integrated clothing so it can merge seamlessly into the user’s live. Moreover, Embrace includes a mobile platform where analytical information will be relayed to family members and caregivers so they can track the location in the event of an emergency.

Solving chemotherapy-induced diarrhea (CID) for colorectal cancer patients by using an engineered probiotic yoghurt that reduces the occurrence of CID and enables dose optimization and reduces treatment costs.

People want to have proper posture for many reasons, but I decided to focus on medical applications for use by chiropractors, pediatricians, and physical therapists. People forget when they slouch, and if they are gently reminded, their posture would improve.

The GALT Prospector high-throughput isolation and cultivation array system now enables scientists to access the vast diversity of microbes on our planet, isolate rare or unique species to understand their functions, and unlock the power of the microbiome. 

Founded in 2013, Giventure is revolutionizing the volunteering industry. The idea is simple - to bridge the gap between volunteers and service opportunities. By simplifying this process, Giventure allows you to focus on what really matters: making a difference.

GlucoNano is a painless, easy & inexpensive glucose monitoring for effective management of diabetes.

GLXY automates workout analysis for gyms. We're starting out by partnering with collegiate and professional sports teams, and our platform shows coaches how athletes are performing during workouts so coaches can adapt programs in real time. We show coaches an athlete's current strength levels, current risk of injury, and how athletes are trending versus their competition. While we're excited to boost teams' competitive edge, we're even more excited to repurpose the tech we hone in athletics in our next product release, virtual personal trainers. Virtual personal trainers will not only democratize access to the best lifting techniques for user health, but will also help mass-market gyms have higher-engagement relationships with members.

Grolltex, for ‘graphene-rolling-technologies’, leverages research from the University of California, San Diego’s Nano-engineering Dept., that enables the practical and sustainable manufacture of the ‘wonder material’, graphene. This next generation material will be used for advances in flexible electronics, wearables, water desalination, life saving biosensors, and much more.

Alleviates new mothers’ postpartum depression and feelings of isolation by utilizing heart rate feedback to connect mother and child.

There’s a lot that can keep you up at night: snoring, loud neighbors, city noise, and the list goes on. Hush enables you to sleep through all that by combining soothing sounds into earplugs so you’re able to sleep peacefully through the night.

igrenEnergi is a technology innovator in Solar and Energy Storage. Using its patented “Energy Packetization Architecture” the company has created disruptive products to optimize generation, conversion, storage of energy and enable smart grid interactions. 

IOT Health is building a flexible, wireless patch device for heart monitoring and diagnostics. The electronic sticker device can be comfortably worn on the chest, and helps catch and diagnose cardiovascular diseases in their early stages to help remedy the over 600,000 deaths each year in the US attributable to heart diseases. By automatically and continuously collecting and analyzing data, this device and its cloud ecosystem empowers physicians with access to high-fidelity, real-time data while keeping patients at the focus of the delivery of healthcare.

Leaf4Tree is a technology company specialized in providing aerial & data services and equipments to the Oil and Gas Industry. Our mission is to lower 25% of our clients annual expenses on Survey, Operation & Inspection, by providing end-to-end drone solutions, 
including hardware, software and services.

Bringing specialty products from microalgae to the global food, nutrition, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, and feed industries.

MANTA is committed to helping its customers develop the best nano-enabled products faster and more profitably by providing state-of-the-art scientific instruments for nanoparticle.

Fresh and hassle-free meals at all day tasty/high-quality ingredients well suited for: flexible schedule and special diets.

A yerba mate, a real one like they drink in Paraguay - unsweetened, cold-brewed, with simple, natural infusions like chamomile, mint, and lemon. In every bottle of Mi Mate, we hope to bring to you some of what we experienced sharing tererè with Paraguayans in the bustling streets of Asunción, communities of the transchaco, or farms of the Alto Parana - the conviviality, the joy, the intimacy. Mi Mate is our portrait of tererè and all it represents.

Mushroom devices are smart, adaptive and blazingly fast. Comes with advanced features that will set your network on autopilot and put your mind at ease. Bonding, SD-WAN, Monitoring Portal, application centric VNFs, network coding for video, self-healing VoIP tunnels.

Nanome allows teams to collaboratively solve problems in real time. Analyze, visualize, and design solutions in an immersive lab for new rates of productivity and discovery.

High-performance, conformal batteries to empower next generation technologies 

A membership-based online life sciences retailer allowing for one-click purchases, funding management, detailed product comparisons, paired item discounts, and trackable fast shipping.

We are accelerating research and reducing error rates for customers such as small business and researchers by creating a simple, cost-effective automated biological sample processing robot.

Portfolium partners with colleges and universities to help students connect learning with opportunity. Our full stack student success network helps millions of students from over 3,600 academic institutions prove their skills and launch their careers, while providing educators and employers with the tools they need to assess learning outcomes, build pathways, issue badges, and recruit talent.

FreeGen technologies is developing the roomba for the ocean. An automous trash skimmer that will clean waterway one bottle at a time.

A MultiFunctional Bracelet Empowering Women Against Sexual Assault. Salama provides a countermeasure to ward off assailants for women in developed 
countries, especially within the university environment .

SciCrunch is a researcher content management system designed for dynamic data.

Collision Reactive Armor for Football Helmets. Decelerate rotations using jamming tech. 

Protecting critical infrastructure for security forces by providing the first sensor platform to detect drones. The sensor in combination with a drone identification database determines if the drone is a threat or not.

We reduce the extent of grid outages and improve system reliability. Our solution utilizes both customer premises and utility assets to maintain power for a regional sub-network and projects a 25 to 35 percent improvement.

Long endurance solar UAV capable of addressing the lack of continuous aerial monitoring and real-time data collection of nationwide resources for the US Customs and Border Protection.

South 8 Technologies, Inc. has developed a breakthrough new Liquefied Gas Electrolyte chemistry for electrochemical energy storage devices including lithium batteries and electrochemical capacitors. Our patented technology allows for a substantial increase energy, improved safety, and an exceptionally wide operating temperature to record low temperatures.

We provide active speech to text translation in real life. Allows people who are deaf or hard of hearing to communicate and engage in conversation.

SVA is a software platform that uses Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to analyze video content, generating more revenue for video-based social media companies by accurately and automatically tagging relevant ads

An objective and quantitative point-of-care diagnostic test that provides precise and predictive information. 

ThoughtSTEM was founded by UCSD PhD students in October of 2012. What started as tutoring business with 5 students has swiftly grown into a county-wide service that has brought students starting at age 6 together throughout San Diego to explore, learn, and have fun!

Tortuga Logic provides solutions to identify hardware security issues and patch them before they turn into real exploits.

Implementing novel venipuncture stabilization technologies to improve patient and worker safety and satisfaction.

Vested is the ultimate tool for keeping your friends and family engaged in funding travel activities. By providing one platform in which everyone in the travel group can save up and view their progress towards their ultimate getaway with friends--we can simplify the planning process.

Enable safe, reliable, real-time tracking of implanted cell therapy products using standard imaging techniques available in most clinics

Artificial intelligent vision-based parking monitoring and management system.

We build robotic spacecraft that extends the life of satellites on orbit. Our service lowers the cost and increases the profit and cash flow for satellite operators.

Foot Traffic computed through cellphone signals present

A drug for the prevention and treatment of liver injury and cirrhosis.

Zingle is a web-based text messaging software transforming the way businesses communicate with customers. 

Technology that engages your guests and creates memorable experiences. Next Generation Entertainment to Enhance Brands. Highlight your brand or the logo of your sponsor to increase your audience awareness. Shift from passive observation to active participation that will engage and energize audiences.

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