Table 1. Putting a spin (out) on New York City medical centers. Companies focusing on therapeutics, diagnostics or medical devices that were founded from 2009-2011 based on technology licensed from the indicated academic institution. Data were provided by the respective technology transfer offices.

Institution

Spinout

Location

Technology in-licensed

Licensing date

Weill Cornell Medical College

 

Boa-Bag LLC

New York, N.Y.

Tissue removal bag for laparoscopic surgery

2011

 

Coferon Inc.

New York, N.Y.

Permeable small molecules that assemble into larger molecules inside cells

2009

 

Ezra Pharmaceutical Inc.

New York, N.Y.

Method to treat or prevent retinal disorders with repurposed drugs

2010

 

MedimageMetric LLC

New York, N.Y.

MRI method for measuring aspects of heart function

2010

 

Novita Pharmaceuticals Inc.

New York, N.Y.

Cancer metastasis target

2010

 

Reparo Therapy Inc.

New York, N.Y.

Target for promoting DNA repair to treat or prevent cancers

2009

 

SaltCheck Inc.

Boston, Mass.

Rapid test for monitoring salt intake

2010

The Rockefeller University

 

Constellation Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Cambridge, Mass.

Epigenetic therapeutic targets

2009

 

ContraFect Corp.

Yonkers, N.Y.

Lysin enzymes against various bacteria

2010

 

Envoy Therapeutics Inc.

Jupiter, Fla.

Cell type-specific gene expression for target identification

2009

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

 

Adjuvance Technologies Inc.

New York, N.Y.

Method for synthesizing vaccine adjuvants

2011

 

Formula Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Berwyn, Pa.

Wilms tumor 1 (WT1) peptide vaccines for the treatment of leukemia

2011

 

PxRadia Inc.

Scottsdale, Ariz.

Anti-ceramide antibody for GI syndrome and other inflammatory conditions

2011

 

Samus Therapeutics LLC

New York, N.Y.

Heat shock protein 90 (Hsp90) inhibitors for cancer treatment

2011