SBIR/STTR Recipient

InkSpace Imaging, Inc.

Brief Description

InkSpace Imaging makes comfortable, patient-customized Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) surface receive coils, that help MRI operators decrease their costs while increasing patient comfort and the speed of exams.

UC Berkeley Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences Professors Ana Claudia Arias and Michael (Miki) Shimon Lustig, and UC Berkeley PhD student Joseph Corea, founded the company to commercialize their invention of thin-film, lightweight MRI sensors that can be embedded in swaddles that fits snugly on little patients, making MRI procedures easier and...


Brief Description

Pow.Bio provides intelligent fermentation services for industrial and synthetic biology. The company's services combine continuous fermentation with advanced control methodology to quickly optimize the fermentation process and deliver high yields at low cost. The scale runs from 1-100 liter capacity for bacteria, yeast, and filamentous fungi. The first-of-its-kind fermentation technology solves the capacity problem of bioproduction with high-performance continuous fermentation that can run for hundreds of hours. This holy grail of biology offers an order of magnitude step...

Xip Diagnostics

Brief Description

Xip Diagnostics develops analytical solutions that advance human and animal health at the point of need through in-house product development and industry-leading collaborations.

The company's disposable blood analyzers wirelessly upload lab-quality clinical measurements in minutes, providing blood testing with no hassles, no delays, and no instrument. These devices will be deployed in Emergency Departments (EDs), clinics, and eventually the home.

Xip Diagnostics Founder and CEO Dr. Octavian Florescu spun out the company to commercialize research discoveries...

Wireless Industrial Technologies, Inc.

Brief Description

The mission of Wireless Industrial Technologies, Inc. is to apply wireless technology to improve the productivity, energy efficiency, and environmental footprint of heavy industry. The company offers mesh networking, sensors, and model-based control software. Inventor and President of Wireless Industrial Technologies Dr. James Evans, was a UC Berkeley Faculty member for 35 years, serving as professor of metallurgy
and mineral engineering in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.

Timeline 2005. Company founded. Inventors

James Evans,...

YourChoice Therapeutics

Brief Description

YourChoice Therapeutics is revolutionizing birth control options for women and men by developing hormone-free contraceptives and bringing them to market. Our technology is the result of a decade of research at the University of California, Berkeley and has been published in numerous high-impact journals.

Timeline 2018. Company founded Inventors

Yuriy Kirichok, Polina Lishko, Nadja Mannowetz, Melissa Miller


Brief Description A biotechnology company harnessing synthetic biology to convert the low value, abundant fruit and vegetable byproducts like citrus peels and sugar beet pulp into useful products such as household cleaning ingredients, bio-based plastics, vitamins, and other specialty chemicals, thereby enabling customers to receive renewable, eco-friendly products at a reasonable cost. Timeline 2017. Company founded. Inventors John Dueber, Ryan Joseph Protzko

Xenometrix, Inc.

Brief Description Xenometrix, Inc. developed proprietary gene response profiling and genotoxicity technologies to enable high throughput screening for genotoxicity, helping the pharmaceutical industry improve the effectiveness of drug discovery and development through lead compound optimization. The company's goal was to accelerate the selection of promising drug and chemical leads for pharmaceutical, chemical, and biotechnology industries. The company's bioinformatics team assembled a database of gene profiles for public domain pharmaceuticals. Timeline 1991. Company founded...

O.N. Diagnostics, LLC

Brief Description

O.N. Diagnostics was founded by UC Berkeley Professor of Mechanical Engineering Tony M. Keaveny based on biomedical engineering research conducted at UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco. The company's mission is to improve patient outcomes by developing non-invasive and clinically effective diagnostic applications that quantitatively exploit the richness of information in CT scans. The company achieves scientific and technological excellence through rigorous research and validation, combined with the highest industry standards in execution and quality control....


Brief Description

Nurix is pioneering rational drug design in the emerging field of protein regulation by targeting E2 conjugating enzymes and E3 ligases that control the Ubiquitin Proteasome System (UPS).

Regulation of protein stability by the UPS is modulated by the activity of these E2 and E3 enzymes, which control the tagging of proteins with ubiquitin for degradation by the proteasome. The human genome encodes approximately 1,000 different E3 ligases and 60 E2 enzymes. A number of these ligases recently have been shown to play key roles in human diseases, particularly in cancer...


Brief Description

suitX brought advanced accessible exoskeletons to industrial and medical markets with funding from venture capital, industry, and government.

Formerly known as U.S. Bionics.

Acquired by Ottobock in 2021.

Timeline 2011. Company founded. 2021. Acquired by Ottobock. Inventors

Homayoon Kazerooni, Adam Zoss, Andre Nguyen Van Qui, Bradley Perry, Christina Yee, Daniel Merala, David Cuban, Dong-Jin Hyun, Dylan Fairbanks, Erich Hacker, Han Woong Bae, James Alden Hatch, Jason Reid, JiaLong James Ren, Jing Song Huang, JJ Kuwata...