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Startup Demos - Video Showcase

Startup Demos are short videos that highlight the depth and range of early-stage companies launching from Northwestern research.  Leaders of the startups provide overviews of commercialization of foundational Northwestern technologies. While the initial focus of Startup Demos centers on biotech, medtech and therapeutics, future videos will feature additional areas of interest.

Click on the startup logos below to view the videos.

Angiotensin Therapeutics

Developing a best-in-class ACE2 variant to create breakthrough therapies for COVID-19 and the treatment of kidney disease

Founding PI
Prof. Daniel Batlle
Feinberg School of Medicine

Aplexis

Developing novel therapies designed to treat Myeloproliferative Neoplasms (MPNs) and Plek2-overexpressing solid tumors

Founding PI
Prof. Peng Ji
Feinberg School of Medicine

Design Pharmaceuticals

Redesigning the small molecule drug discovery and development process to optimize treatments for inflammatory and immune-related diseases

Founding PI
Prof. Michael Jewett
McCormick School of Engineering

Dimension Inx

Creating next-generation biomaterials and 3D-printed bioactive structures that enable organ and tissue regeneration and repair

Founding PI
Prof. Ramille Shah
McCormick School of Engineering (formerly)

Epicore Biosystems

Developing ‘skin-like’ wearable microfluidic solutions that are capable of non-invasively unlocking clinical grade insights about health, hydration, and metabolic activity in real-world settings

Founding PI
Prof. John Rogers
McCormick School of Engineering

Grove Biopharma

Discovering and developing a new class of biotherapeutics enabled by proprietary chemistry platforms

Founding PI
Prof. Nathan Gianneschi
Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

Minute Molecular (M2Dx)

Developing point-of-care PCR testing system to provide central lab precision in less than 15 minutes

Founding PI
Prof. David Kelso
McCormick School of Engineering

NeuroLux

Aiming to provide breakthrough discovery tools for neuroscience, including revolutionary optogenetic stimulation devices that feature battery-free, completely wireless, fully implantable light sources

Founding PI
Prof. John Rogers
McCormick School of Engineering

NUAgo Therapeutics

Developing a unique class of recently discovered siRNAs that selectively eliminates cancer without causing harm to normal tissues

Founding PI
Prof. Marcus Peter
Feinberg School of Medicine

Rhaeos

Aiming to improve the quality care for patients with hydrocephalus through a novel, thermal biosensor, the world's first wearable shunt monitor

Founding PI
Prof. John Rogers
McCormick School of Engineering

Rhythm Therapeutics

Creating a next generation gene therapy targeting the molecular mechanisms underlying atrial fibrillation with the potential to be more effective than current standard-of-care treatments including drugs and ablation

Founding PI
Prof. Rishi Arora
Feinberg School of Medicine

Sibel Health

Delivering better health data with soft, flexible sensors that are powered by advanced analytics, operated by best-in-class software, and integrated with the cloud optimized for artificial intelligence and machine learning

Founding PI
Prof. John Rogers
McCormick School of Engineering

StemLoop

Developing cell-free technology to decentralize and democratize the testing of health threats, such as lead in drinking water and pathogens in the environment

Founding PIs
Profs. Julius Lucks & Michael Jewett
McCormick School of Engineering

Surgical Innovation Associates (SIA)

Bringing better outcomes to patients and lowering systemic costs through innovations "for surgeons, by surgeons" in reconstructive and cosmetic surgery

Founding PI
Prof. John Kim
Feinberg School of Medicine

Syenex

Developing a synthetic biology discovery platform to harness the therapeutic potential of extracellular vesicles

Founding PI
Prof. Joshua Leonard
McCormick School of Engineering

Thyreos

Developing herpesvirus vaccines and vaccine vectors for the animal health and human health markets using breakthrough patented technology that protects the nervous system from infection

Founding PI
Prof. Gregory Smith
Feinberg School of Medicine

Yobee Care

Developing a novel, clinically demonstrated, all-natural and safe treatment for dry scalp and atopic skin conditions that works by restoring balance in the microbiome

Founding PI
Prof. Ruchi Gupta
Feinberg School of Medicine

Azul 3D

Transforming manufacturing from prototyping to mass-manufacturing on a single, streamlined production platform with their proprietary High Area Rapid Printing (HARP™) technology

Founding PI
Prof. Chad Mirkin
Weinberg School of Arts & Sciences

Cycladex

Developing a more cost-effective and environmentally friendly method to extract previous metals in mining

Founding PI
Sir Fraser Stoddart
Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

MFNS Tech

Manufacturing nanocomposite coatings to create OHM Sponge/Membrane that can selectively extract various contaminants from water (such as Oil, Phosphates, and other undesirable nutrients)

Founding PI
Prof. Vinayak Dravid
McCormick School of Engineering

Stoicheia

Using lithography to create libraries of over 1 million nanostructures on a chip that enables researchers to perform millions of simultaneous experiments to identify new materials

Founding PI
Prof. Chad Mirkin
Weinberg School of Arts & Sciences

Tanvas

Developing tangible haptic reality to touch interfaces and creating a new dimension of user experience using surface haptics with no moving parts

Founding PIs
Prof. Michael Peshkin
Prof. Edward Colgate
McCormick School of Engineering

Volexion

Developing a drop-in graphene coating technology designed to be used for lithium battery cathode materials

Founding PI
Prof. Mark Hersam
McCormick School of Engineering