OHSU Startup Companies

OHSU Innovates has assisted in the launch of numerous startup companies based on OHSU research and technologies. Read more about each company and how they’re impacting the community with their OHSU-based innovations.

Interested in turning your OHSU innovation into a new startup company?  Reach out to oce@ohsu.edu to start a conversation about startup support.

Featured OHSU startups


OHSU startup companies by category

Visit the OHSU Startup Companies by Category page to view companies focused on therapeutics, medical devices, diagnostics, digital health and IT, and research tools and services.  

Directory of OHSU startups (A-Z)

Acute Innovations (Acquired by Acumed) - Acute Innovations provides implants and instruments for chest wall stabilization surgical procedures. Products are sold globally and include RibLoc(R) Rib Fracture Plating, RibLoc(R) U Plus Chest Wall Plating System, BioBridge(R) Chest Wall Reconstruction Plate, and AcuTie(R) Sternum Closure System.

AMES Technology Inc. - Ames Technology has developed and is bringing to market a new non-invasive, patented technology which has been shown in clinical trials to reduce impairment and improve function in highly disabled stroke patients and incomplete spinal cord injured patients.

APDM Wearable Technologies - APDM is a translational research company focused on discovering reliable & sensitive endpoints of disease progression in neurological & chronic conditions by quantifying human movement with wearable sensors. 

Aronora, Inc. - Aronora is a translational biotechnology company that is developing safe proprietary antithrombotic (“blood-thinning”) biological drugs.

Artielle Immunotherapeutics, Inc. - Artielle Immunotherapeutics is developing a novel, first-in-class platform of biological molecules to treat inflammatory and degenerative diseases. 

Autobahn Therapeutics - Autobahn Therapeutics is a biopharmaceutical company developing the next generation of regenerative medicines to restore hope for people affected by CNS disorders.

Auxetics - Auxetics is a biomechanically driven company focused on developing a venous stent to address the unique biomechanical aspects of veins.

BioSpeech, Inc. - BioSpeech is creating speech technology based software solutions for people with language, speech, hearing, breathing problems. 

Capsigen - Capsigen, Inc. is a gene therapy company working to build a new generation of viral based gene therapeutics using novel vector engineering platforms.

Ceremod, Inc. - Ceremod is an Oregon research and development company focused on implantable deep brain stimulation (DBS) devices to treat a variety of medical conditions. Ceremod's focus is to develop DBS as a treatment of severe obesity.

CBDS Health, Inc. - CBDS Health is a complete solution for the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) with early application focus in research, clinical trials and precision medicine. 

Convergent Genomics - Convergent Genomics is transforming cancer care through clear and actionable insights.

Cylerus Drug Delivery Solutions - Cylerus  develops implantable, sirolimus-eluting cuff and reservoir systems to solve the clinical problem of vascular graft failure. 

CytoImage Dx - CytoImage Dx develops imaging diagnostics for drug screening and personalized detection of disease.

Cytotheryx - Cytotheryx is a biomedical research company focused on the development of a consistent, high-quality source of human hepatocytes (HHCs) and the application of those HHCs for multiple research and clinical applications.

Fennec Pharmaceuticals - Fennec Pharmaceuticals is a small stage biotechnology company focused on the development of PEDMARKTM (a unique formulation of Sodium Thiosulfate) for the prevention of ototoxicity from cisplatin in pediatric patients.

First Ascent Biomedical - First Ascent Biomedical develops personalized cancer treatment plans for individuals based on the biology of their tumor and the response to multi-drug combinations.

Genefac, Inc. - Genefac is a Mass Transcription Factor analysis company.

GoCheck - GoCheck provides innovative mobile technology and diagnostics bringing actionable specialty testing to primary care, so physicians can be more effective and efficient at providing preventative care and early detection for their patients.

Inherent Targeting - Inherent Targeting is developing nerve targeted fluorescent contrast agents that provide highly specific real time visualization of previously invisible nerve structures to improve surgical outcomes.

Luciole Pharmaceuticals - Luciole Pharmaceuticals is an emerging biotech company developing novel therapeutics to repair damaged mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA). Oxidative damaged to mtDNA is an inexorable aspect of human aging, causing mitochondrial dysfunction, mtDNA breakdown and ultimately cell death. 

MolecularMD Corp. (Acquired by ICON) - MolecularMD develops and commercializes specialty molecular diagnostics for oncology applications. Its tests are designed to allow appropriate selection, monitoring and management of patients treated with molecularly-targeted cancer therapies.

MotioSens - MotioSens provides smart home technology that unobtrusively monitors daily activities of people living independently. 

Najit Technologies, Inc. - Najit Technologies utilizes a novel oxidation-based vaccine production system, HydroVax™, that results in superior vaccine formulations for infectious disease as compared to conventional methods.

NervGen - NervGen is restoring life's potential by creating innovative solutions for the treatment of nerve damage.

NeuraMedica - NeuraMedica focuses on the development of a novel, bioabsorbable surgical clip for durotomy closure.

NwETA - NwETA provides superior training and assessment/testing products that we developed and tested extensively in NIH- and CDC-supported research grants.

NOUS Imaging - NOUS Imaging, a St. Louis-based, software biofeedback solution startup company working to improve brain MR exams.

Nzumbe, Inc. - Nzumbe provides research services to solve the needs of pharmaceutical companies and accelerate the development of breakthrough therapies in challenging diseases such as cancer and psychiatric disease. Nzumbe's focus is on preventing and reversing the epigenetic causes of disease.

OmnEcoil - OmnEcoil operates in the surgical and medical instruments business.

Orexigen Therapeutics, Inc. - Orexigen Therapeutics is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the treatment of obesity.

PDX Pharmaceuticals - PDX Pharmaceuticals focuses on developing functionalized nanomaterials into drugs.

Promedix - Promedix, Inc. is a medical device company aiming to improve early identification of sepsis and decompensation in the emergency department and home environment. This technology can decrease healthcare costs through more efficient utilization of resources and improve overall morbidity and mortality for sepsis care.

QuantiPort - QuantiPort provides objective blood volume information to physicians.

ServerDomes - ServerDomes develops new self-sustained data storage center designed to eliminate maintenance and reduce energy footprint.

SimHealth Group - The SimHealth Group is a full service simulation facility design, instructor training, program assessment, development, and implementation group.

Spoonbill Foundation - Spoonbill Foundation discovers, develops, and delivers therapeutics for PKAN and all NBIA disorders in partnership with the NBIA community, as swiftly as possible and at the lowest cost.

SurgiVance Inc. - SurgiVance provides advanced imaging for surgical guidance.

United in Heart - United in Heart creates tools to empower everyday people to solve climate change and significantly reduce world hunger.

Vasocardea - Vasocardea is devoted to finding treatments for small vessel disease through manipulation of receptors that control blood flow to small vessels.

Vico Therapeutics, B.V. - Vico Therapeutics  is a biopharmaceutical company developing RNA modulating therapies for rare neurological disorders, with initial focus on SCA – Spinocerebellar ataxia, HD – Huntington’s disease and RETT syndrome.

Vir Biotechnology, Inc. - Vir integrates diverse innovations in science, technology, and medicine to transform the care of people with serious infectious diseases.

Virogenomics Biodevelopment, Inc. - Virogenomics  partners with inventors of early pre-clinical stage technologies in order to evaluate and develop commercial products. Virogenomics works closely with inventors until the technology becomes attractive to larger investment.

ViTi, Inc. - ViTi works to improve T cell diagnostic technology. The company is currently developing diagnostic technologies for infectious diseases with a focus on tuberculosis.

Yecuris, Inc. - Yecuris is a biotechnology company focused on the utilization of humanized model systems for pre-clinical drug development and human disease modeling.