IPIRA Startups

IPIRA Startups


Brief Description

Iaterion is a biopharma company developing novel therapeutics for women's health and diseases. The company develops targeted selective nuclear receptor drugs addressing multiple indications encountered by women and focuses on novel drugs as an alternative to menopausal hormone therapy (MHT). The company was founded to commercialize a novel discovery made by UC Berkeley Adjunct Professor in the Department of Nutritional Sciences Dale Leitman, MD, PhD, for nuclear receptors reprogramming (NRRP) agents.

Iaterion's team brings decades of experience in the bio-...

GenEdit, Inc.

Brief Description

GenEdit develops innovative therapies through targeted delivery of genetic medicines. The GenEdit founders share the vision that recent scientific advancements in engineering CRISPR components and delivery vehicles offer a groundbreaking opportunity to develop safe and effective medicines for genetic diseases.

The company's proprietary Polymer nanoparticle can deliver CRISPR protein and gRNA. CRISPR in a protein form has many advantages, delivery has been a challenge limiting its application. To deliver CRISPR protein, encapsulation of CRISPR ribonucleoprotein (RNP...

Discera Inc.

Brief Description

Discera develops and markets micro-electrical mechanical system-based timing solutions for consumer, enterprise, industrial, and communication markets. The company offers timing and clock oscillators, including differential, standard, high stability high temp, programmable, and miniature oscillators; and multi-output clock generators, I2C/SPI programmable oscillators, and pin configurable and programmable oscillators. The company's products are used in the mobile market, including smartphones, tablets, and E-readers.

The company was founded by UC Berkeley Professor...

Hybrid Wisdom Labs, Inc.

Brief Description

Hybrid Wisdom Labs patented and launched the “Collaborative Discovery Engine”, a scalable way for companies to rapidly generate realtime insight from their customers and employees.

Acquired by SurveyMonkey in 2012.

Timeline 2011. Company founded. 2012. Acquired by SurveyMonkey. Inventors

Ephrat Bitton, Siamak Faridani, Kenneth Yigael Goldberg, David Wong

Silicon Clocks, Inc.

Brief Description

Headquartered in Fremont, CA, Silicon Clocks was founded in 2006 to develop high performance semiconductor timing and sensor designs and its patented CMEMS(TM) technology. Silicon Clocks was backed by leading venture investors including Tallwood Venture Capital, Charles River Ventures, Formative Ventures, Lux Capital and Silicon Labs.

The company was co-founded by Dr. Rpger Howe, former co-director of the Berkeley Sensor and Actuator Center and UC Berkeley Professor of Electrical Engineering, and BSAC post-doctoral researcher Emmanuel Quevy.


Harmonic Devices, Inc.

Brief Description

Developer of Complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS)-compatible microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) contour mode resonator technology - small electromechanical structures that vibrate at high frequencies - for filtering and clock synthesis. MEMS resonators are used for timing references, signal filtering, mass sensing, biological sensing, motion sensing, and other diverse applications.

Timeline 2005. Company founded Inventors

Gianluca Piazza, Albert Pisano, Philip Stephanou

Enable Biosciences, Inc.

Brief Description

Enable Biosciences is an early-stage biotech company creating the next generation of tools for predictive medicine, with diagnostics 10,000x more sensitive than previous methods, for earlier detection and treatment of diseases like HIV and type 1 diabetes.

The company was co-founded by UC Berkeley Professor of Chemistry Carolyn Bertozzi, with Drs. Peter Robinson and Jason Tsai, who were PhD students in her lab. In 2022, Dr. Bertozzi shared the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for taking click chemistry, which allows molecules to snap together in a quick and efficient way,...

Redwood Bioscience Inc.

Brief Description

Redwood Bioscience, Inc. develops a protein-chemical engineering technology to produce antibody-drug conjugates and other semi-synthetic biotherapeutics. The company offers SMARTag site-specific protein modification and cytotoxin-linker technologies that enable the generation of homogenous bioconjugates engineered to enhance potency, safety, and stability. Its SMARTag platform provides precise payload positioning and defined stoichiometry of payload-protein ratios. The company was incorporated in 2008 and is based in Emeryville, California. Redwood Bioscience, Inc....

Q-Chem Inc.

Brief Description

Q-Chem, Inc. is a comprehensive ab initio quantum chemistry program to solve computational problems faster, more accurately and less expensively than ever before possible. Q-Chem's capabilities facilitate applications in pharmaceuticals, materials science, biochemistry, and other fields. Q-Chem also provides users with the highest level of technical support.

Timeline 1993. Company founded 1997. Product in market Inventors

Alex Sodt, Andreas Dreuw, Anna Krylov, Anthony Dutoi, Barry Dunietz, Brian Austin, Chao Ping Hsu; Charles...

Protiveris, Inc.

Brief Description

Protiveris Inc. develops and commercializes micro- and nanocantilever systems for academic research, drug discovery and development, bio-defense, protein research, and discovery of new pharmaceuticals and diagnostic applications.

Timeline 1998. Company founded Inventors

Ohmyyoung Kwon, Arunava Majumdar, Minyao Mao, Thomas Perazzo, Guanghua Wu, Yang Zhao