Technology Accelerator Fund News

Many hands make light work

An interdisciplinary team develops an idea that could revolutionize healthcare.

A new blood test for neuro-developmental disorders

A SUNY researcher has made clinically available a blood test that is useful in the diagnosis and treatment of several pregnancy-related disorders.

Start-up to develop anti-obesity treatments using compounds licensed from Upstate

SUNY Technology Accelerator Fund investment advances promising therapy.

Helping hundreds of thousands stand starts with helping one man

Device developed at Stony Brook is the first Technology Accelerator Fund (TAF) project to go to market.

TAF investment promotes development of inexpensive passive solar system

Passive solar systems currently employ metal coatings, rather than dyes. ChromaNanoTech plans to incorporate its light-filtering dyes into the plastic itself.

Drug-laden “Trojan Horse” targets cancer cells

Chris Nomura and his team have engineered E. coli bacteria to produce special polymers that serve as the vehicles for delivering cancer drugs.

Using laser light to create IDs for crime scene samples

University at Albany researcher partners with BioTools to improve crime scene investigations.

TAF investment will be used to advance a new concussion assessment tool

The new set of cognitive tests will help doctors and clinicians properly diagnose and manage concussions.

New device jump-starts hearts without electric shock

Dr. Mark Stewart re-purposed a vagus nerve stimulator to use the body's nervous system to re-start the heart in a lower-power, more stable alternative to ICDs.

UB professor re-engineers a hormonal treatment for diabetes and obesity

The new therapeutic could be taken in once-weekly doses rather than existing medications that are injected multiple times a day.

New device could cut drug development costs by more than $300M

Cytocybernetics demonstrates how TAF, START-UP NY and other technology/economic development programs help small businesses grow.

Neurologist pioneers new method of diagnosing nerve disease

Novel use of nerve conduction data and computer-based analytics provides a better understanding of nerve damage.

Game Changer: Controller brings interactivity to a new level

SUNY Buffalo State professor invents a new type of video game controller that allows users to manipulate 3-D objects.

With a single molecule, an opportunity to help millions of people

New technology that could help patients regrow blood cells after chemotherapy, radiation, or bone marrow transplants may also treat obesity.

Novel device automates time-consuming laboratory process

Prototype developed by UAlbany’s Rabi Musa saves time and prevents loss of valuable – in some cases, priceless – samples.

Healthcare device uses light to reduce infection risk

TAF investment supports proof-of-concept studies to determine the radiance and fluency of light needed to decrease the growth of pathogens.

Replicating a better heart cell for research

Technology could cut in half the time and money needed for pre-clinical trials for new medications.

Grants, investments boost SUNY Poly CNSE start-up

Glauconix, Inc, which has attracted $575,000 in grants and investments since its founding, is climbing steadily toward its commercial debut.

Programs help propel three start-ups from lab to market

New companies are advancing innovation in health care and energy efficiency.

Sub-nanoscale system prepares for debut with aid of TAF investments

Successive TAF awards provide an important boost, enabling the new technology to attract additional support.

Seeking a more effective treatment for breast cancer

SUNY Technology Accelerator Fund invests in treatment that may just take breast cancer cells and turn them off.

TAF brings new metrology system closer to market

The invention can form materials and devices as small as a single atom, and then measure their properties with a high degree of resolution.

Innovation targets body temperature

Laser based body heater increases weight loss and productivity.

Molecule enhances effect of cholesterol-lowering druge

The discovery of an RNA molecule could provide the basis for treating high cholesterol and atherosclerosis.

Nanotech process makes inexpensive dyes heat-resistant

Optical dyes that are both economical and stable are about to hit the market, thanks to some researchers at Binghamton University.

A new way to monitor the spinal cord

New fiber optic probe could aid in the management of aortic aneurysms, spinal cord trauma, and spine reconstructive surgery.