UW Startups

More than 250 companies have been started by UW students and faculty or with UW technology

2016

MediaAMP
MediaAMP
Launched 2016

Over the past decade, higher education has experienced a fundamental shift towards media-intensive and web-based learning environments.  Meanwhile, digital content for learning is proliferating faster than current systems can manage. MediaAMP’s cloud-based service enables educational institutions to centrally manage all their digital content — including images, audio files, documents, and videos — thus reducing the burden on internal IT resources. The service integrates with leading lecture capture and learning management systems, enabling unprecedented collaboration and delivery of content on any device.

2015

3DSkema
3DSkema
Launched 2015

3DSkema is launching a new marketplace to enable the rapid sharing and development of microfluidic designs for the research and industry communities.

Aortica Corporation
Aortica Corporation
Launched 2015

Aortica Corporation has developed a patient-specific solution for individuals with abdominal aortic aneurysm disease that will allow physicians to treat patients with endografts precisely matched to their anatomy.

C-SATS
C-SATS
Launched 2015

C-SATS (Crowd-Sourced Assessment of Technical Skills) offers a performance management system for evaluating and improving technique in healthcare professionals rapidly, accurately and cost effectively.

Cyrus Biotechnology
Cyrus Biotechnology
Launched 2015

Cyrus Biotechnology is creating an easy-to-use version of the Rosetta software package developed in the lab of UW Professor of Biochemistry David Baker so scientists can sort through large data sets, design proteins and bring drugs to market faster.

EpiThany
EpiThany
Launched 2015

EpiThany is a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing therapeutic vaccines for a variety of solid tumors.

NanoSurface Biomedical
NanoSurface Biomedical
Launched 2015

NanoSurface Biomedical develops versatile biomimetic cultureware technologies (for culturing cell lines) that allow researchers to more closely mimic the topography of native cellular micro-environments in all of their studies.

Novuson Surgical
Novuson Surgical
Launched 2015

Novuson Surgical produces automatic devices that use focused ultrasound energy for fast and robust hemostasis, cauterization and ablation. The devices cauterize tissue from the inside out, creating a well-defined, controlled plane of cauterization.

Pacific Air Filtration
Pacific Air Filtration
Launched 2015

Pacific Air Filtration provides new devices that improve indoor air quality while using less energy.

Pure Blue Tech
Pure Blue Tech
Launched 2015

Pure Blue Tech is working to secure water supplies by innovating resource-saving, sustainable water solutions, including technology to combat the fouling of membranes that filter and remove contaminants from water.

PVP Biologics
PVP Biologics
Launched 2015

PVP Biologics is developing an oral therapeutic for celiac disease, an inflammatory intestinal immune response to gluten protein contained in wheat, rye or barley.

Seattle Biomimetic Science
Seattle Biomimetic Science
Launched 2015

Seattle Biomimetic Science is developing novel, inorganic binding peptides that will enable re-mineralization of the dentin layer of teeth, thereby reversing the damage that can lead to cavities and tooth sensitivity.

SonoMotion
SonoMotion
Launched 2015

SonoMotion is a medical device company developing non-invasive techniques for the treatment of kidney stone.

Takahashi Instruments
Takahashi Instruments
Launched 2015

Takahashi Instruments is producing advanced cell culture reactors that enable cutting edge experiments in evolutionary and synthetic biology.

WiBotic
WiBotic
Launched 2015

WiBotic produces dynamic wireless charging for robots, drones and other moving systems.

2014

Answerdash
Answerdash
Launched 2014

Answerdash  has developed contextual Q&A technology that provides website and web application users with instant context-sensitive answers right when and where they need them. As users ask new questions over time, an “answer layer” builds up over a site or application, enabling future visitors to find answers easily without having to ask again. 

Applied Dexterity
Applied Dexterity
Launched 2014

Applied Dexterity’s goal is to advance the field of robotically assisted surgery by creating a research surgical robot that fosters collaboration. Researchers can program and modify the RAVENTM system but it serves as a standard platform so that they can share their software and improvements. RAVEN is designed to be an extensible, robust, and programmable research tool to allow researchers in engineering, surgery, and computer science to experiment, innovate, and collaborate.

BluHaptics
BluHaptics
Launched 2014

BluHaptics gives operators the ability to intuitively control complex robotic systems. Their visual interface, in combination with their patent-pending technology for force feedback, gives the operator unprecedented control of critical remote operations. This means less focus on robotics and more focus on getting the job done.

Deurion
Deurion
Launched 2014

Deurion has developed a unique method to perform diagnostics and mass spectrometry, an analytical technique that produces spectra of the masses of atoms or molecules constituting a sample of material.

Ennaid Therapeutics
Ennaid Therapeutics
Launched 2014

Ennaid Therapeutics is a pharmaceutical company rooted in Infectious Diseases. It is focused on developing drugs for dengue fever and West Nile virus.