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CURF works closely with faculty, students, and outside entrepreneurs to develop university intellectual property.

Forming companies to license and commercialize university intellectual property.

Startups

Launch Successful Startups

How CURF Can Help

From the pre-licensing discussions through licensing and strategic implementation of the company’s business plan, CURF helps startups navigate university policy, connects them to statewide support systems, and provides the necessary support letters for grants and investment submissions.

Our Licensing Process

Our Community Partners

Key organizations within our community that are assisting local entrepreneurs.

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Impact

From Idea to Impact

Below are several startups that we have assisted in the process of launching their business.

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01
Clemson Startups

KIYATEC, Inc.

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.

Kiyatec Inc.

02
Clemson Startups

VRM Labs

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.

VRM Labs

03
Clemson Startups

Aptus Bioreactors

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.

Aptus Bioreactors

04
Clemson Startups

Elastrin Therapeutics

Elastrin is a biotechnology Clemson University spin-off company that is developing a groundbreaking new treatment capable of reserving tissue and organ calcification.

Elastrin Therapeutics

05
Clemson Startups

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.

Carolina Seed Systems

06
Clemson Startups

Recovr

Recovr researches, develops, and distributes engaging, virtual therapy solutions to improve the daily lives of people with disabilities.

Recovr

07
Clemson Startups

Purilogics

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.

Purilogics

08
Clemson Startups

Nectero Medical

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.

Nectero Medical

09
Clemson Startups

Annoviant

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.

Annoviant

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