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Resources for New Companies
For Clemson students who are seeking to form companies around their proprietary intellectual property or novel idea there are other Clemson University Resources available to support you.
KIYATEC, Inc. performs standard and custom in vitro cell based assays through contract service offerings for the medical device and pharmaceutical industries. The company creates and utilizes live phenotypic 3D cell-based models for drug response profiling and applies them to generate information relevant to preclinical testing, clinical trials and clinical cancer diagnostics applications.
VRM Labs owns a technology for production of new natural antioxidant, called Prot-X, that is a cost-effective substitute for synthetic preservatives used in pet food. The natural antioxidant has been proven to safely increase the shelf life of pet and animal feed. VRM Labs is a spin-off from Clemson University and has received several grants for their research.
Aptus will provide sophisticated yet easy to use laboratory equipment for developing and testing tissue-engineered and regenerative-medicine products. We will work with our customers using these products to help bring their research to clinical applications. Future expansion will offer clinical grade bioreactors for these tissues engineered products.
Elastrin is a biotechnology Clemson University spin-off company that is developing a groundbreaking new treatment capable of reserving tissue and organ calcification.
Carolina Seed Systems
Carolina Seed Systems is an agricultural company that works to optimize crop seeds using genomic technologies. A spinoff of Clemson's Advanced Technology Program (APT), Carolina Seed Systems seeks to increase the value for growers and their buyers by delivering hybrid seeds fit for the Southeast.
Purilogics makes the Puri™, a disposable membrane chromatography column that increases purification speed and productivity during drug discovery and early stage research and development efforts. The end result helps scientists get biologics to market faster. The line of columns come pre-packed and are compatible with chromatography systems.
Nectero Medical is an early-stage medical device company that focuses on producing a treatment for abdominal aortic aneurysms. The treatment uses a patented compound that stabilizes elastin and improves tissue strength.
Annoviant, formerly known as TGen Tech, produces a number of innovative technologies designed to improve soft tissue healing. Their TxGuard™ is a regenerative, calcification resistant technology that reduces the risk of repetitive surgeries in pediatric patients who are suffering from various medical conditions.