UConn Startups

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UConn has produced many startups from both students and faculty.

Here are some examples:


Amastan Technologies is commercializing a disruptive process technology born out of discoveries made at MIT and UConn Innovation Labs.  Amastan is bringing patented microwave-based plasma technologies to market for the first time in the world.

Founded in 2014 and led by Leadership with proven experience in bringing new technologies to market, Amastan’s world class team is driven by top academic institutions, successful entrepreneurs, plasma scientists, the venture capital community, the semiconductor industry and nano materials markets.  Headquartered in a 17,000 sf facility, Amastan is ideally situated just north of Boston.


Azitra is an R&D-stage company developing a microbiome based platform to deliver innovative, inexpensive, and sustainable treatments for skin disease. We are addressing skin conditions ranging from atopic dermatitis to MRSA skin infections using our novel bacterial platform engineered to secrete therapetuic proteins.

BioArray Genetics

BioArray is a genomics-based diagnostics company focused on fundamentally changing the paradigm of cancer treatment.

One of the leading issues in healthcare today is avoiding over treatment and determining the optimal treatment plan for early-stage cancers. BioArray’s proprietary panel of unique genes is the foundation for the development of predictive tests that provide clinically actionable results to guide treatment decisions.

Identifying relevant treatment options upfront means avoiding harmful side effects from ineffective treatment with the opportunity to improve outcomes.

BioArray’s predictive tests are designed to transform cancer treatment management, improve patient quality of life and survival outcomes, as well as reduce healthcare costs associated with unnecessary treatment.


Biorasis, Inc. is a privately held company committed to developing a wireless, needle-implantable (0.5 x 0.5 x 5 mm) biosensor platform for real time, continuous metabolite monitoring.

Some of our strengths include:

  • Significant R&D experience of our team in various fields including (1) electrochemical sensors; (2) drug-delivery coatings; (3) analog/mixed signal circuits; (4) semiconductor packaging; (5) quality control.
  • Solid IP portfolio with a holistic approach to developing a continuous metabolic monitoring system.
  • Well cited publications to support the technology.
  • Numerous peer-reviewed state and federal grants that attests to the confidence in our approach.

Control Station

Control Station solves difficult plant monitoring and controller challenges facing process manufacturers with a broad portfolio of software-based solutions that is cater to your unique needs. Our offerings equip production and maintenance staff with actionable information and help to simplify the optimization of plant performance.

Control Station was founded in 1988 by Doctor Douglas Cooper and headquartered near the University of Connecticut. Control Station harnesses the creative energies of its surroundings, and those energies have produced an array of best-in-class technologies for maintaining plant reliability and optimizing production control. Our products are award-winning and widely recognized for their ease-of-use.

With an office in the Connecticut technology corridor, Control Station has the infrastructure and mobility needed to support a growing base of world-class and multi-national process manufacturers. Through our alignment with global OEMs such as Rockwell Automation, Yokogawa, and others. We also partner with a wide assortment of regional solution providers, and we are confident in our ability to support the most challenging needs of the process manufacturing community.

Instant Imaging Technology

Instant Imaging Technology, LLC develops innovative imaging solution to improve microscope performance, we provide cost-effective add-on kit that converts a regular microscope into a high-throughput whole slide imaging system. Our product will replace those high-end, expensive whole slide imager at current market, and will benefit the life science research labs, the pathology education groups, the commercial pathology labs, and the cytology labs at hospital.


The goal of LambdaVision is to design and develop an innovative, protein-based retinal implant that utilizes the light-activated protein, bacteriorhodopsin, to stimulate the retina of patients suffering from impaired vision or loss of sight due to retinal degenerative diseases, including age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and retinitis pigmentosa (RP). Because current treatments of RP and AMD only slow disease progression, LambdaVision is dedicated to creating a retinal prosthesis that is capable of restoring high-resolution vision and enhancing the quality of life for those afflicted by retinal degeneration. LambdaVision was founded through UConn Ventures in May 2009 by the research group lead by Dr. Robert R. Birge, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at the University of Connecticut.

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Macroscopic Solutions

Macroscopic Solutions, LLCis a small business located in Tolland, CT specializing in the development of high clarity imaging and 3D modeling techniques using innovative processes such as focus stacking, panoramic photo merging and photogrammetry. Development of these techniques has led to the production of novel imaging technologies designed to accommodate a variety of scientific, historical and archeological materials. The company commercializes this technology by offering products and services, to whom their clients are researchers and principal investigators in academia, government and industry.

Mobile Sense Technologies

With the introduction of our innovative SensBand™, Mobile Sense™ is building foundational technology enabling off-the-chest wearables for long term management of cardiac arrhythmias. We are replacing today’s invasive and inconvenient cardiac monitoring technology—cables & patches everywhere!—with simple, easy to use, wearable devices. The traditional cardiac monitoring market relies on seeing an electrophysiologist (EP) to make a diagnosis. We enable people to do a first pass screen using the advances in smart watch platforms then move on to a cardiologist prescribed long-term monitor on the upper arm.

Smpl Bio

Smpl Bio is reinventing bioinformatics by developing a very powerful yet extremely simple platform technology that blends biology, statistics, and high performance computing to offer unique comprehensive workflows for genomics and proteomics analyses. This platform technology, Kratos, has broad applications in life science research and diagnostics and is envisioned to expedite discoveries necessary for the development of newer diagnostics, better drugs, and superior therapies.

Smpl Bio is located in Tolland, CT was formed in January 2014. The seven member founding team comprises excellent scientific and business acumen, and includes highly successful entrepreneurs and seasoned executives.

Solution Spray Technologies

SST offers small-volume ceramic coating services and ceramic coating/membrane development services. They can deposit ceramic coatings on a variety of metal and ceramic substrates and help you develop a custom solution. They will have an experienced technician work with you to use their plasma spray booth to deposit your coatings for an all-inclusive cost of $2,000/day plus materials that you provide. For larger projects, contact them to discuss volume pricing options. They can do solution, powder, or suspension plasma spray.

Voda Water

Voda Water, maker of the SmartWell, is a Connecticut-grown company proud to have its roots at the University of Connecticut. They believe in the ability of the individual to improve the world. They support this belief by creating products that are healthy, eco-friendly, and advocate personal choice. The SmartWell is an incredible, custom beverage dispenser perfectly designed for schools. With the SmartWell, you have the opportunity to customize a beverage to your liking. Using the SmartWell’s intuitive touchscreen interface, you can select pure or sparkling water. In addition, you can customize your drink with any combination of flavors, electrolytes, and vitamins.

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