Faculty Stories


  • CREmedical Real Physiology You Can Trust CreMedical Corporation - Prof Walt Besio’s medical device company brings new technology to diagnose and treat brain disorders to market. CREmedical’s tripolar electrode sets a new standard in brain sensing and neuromodulation. What: Extremely sensitive, non-invasive brain monitoring and neuromodulation built on strong… ...Read more
  • MindImmune Therapeutics, Inc. - MindImmune is a pharmaceutical company developing first-in-class drugs that target the immune system to treat diseases of the central nervous system, including Alzheimer's, Huntington's, pain, and psychiatric disorders. MindImmune Therapeutics website ...Read more
  • VeloBit - Qing “Ken” Yang, serial entrepreneur and URI computer engineering professor, founded VeloBit, Inc., which has attracted more than $5 million in venture capital and counted more than 500 customers around the globe. In July 2013, it was acquired by HGST,… ...Read more
  • pHLiP pHLIP, Inc. - "pHLIP Inc. acts as a molecular nanosyringe, inserting itself into the cell membrane and injecting compounds into cells,” said co-founder, president, and URI Professor Yana Reshetnyak. What: Healthcare startup Innovation: Nanotechnology platform for highly sensitive cancer imaging and treatment. Who:… ...Read more
  • Far Sounder - Experience a whole new vision underwater with forward looking sonar from Far Sounder, founded by URI Professor Jim Miller based on technology developed in Ocean Engineering. Recipient of SBIR awards, and partnered with Commerce RI to protect ship systems and… ...Read more
  • Modus tech-wear Modus TechWear - What: Health and wellness textile company Innovation: Use smart textiles to improve health outcomes for aging populations. Who: URI professors Pat Burbank (Nursing), Kunal Mankodiya (Biomedical Engineering), and Brett Lucht (Chemistry), and Arijit Bose (Chemical Engineering). Market: Health and aging… ...Read more
  • Core Mechanics Core Mechanics - What: Health, Wellness and Smart textiles company Innovation: Improve daily musculoskeletal care. Who: Jerome Rao, John Lansing, Judy Lansing, and Brooke Rao, working together with URI groups in 3 colleges: College of Health Sciences (Physical Therapy), College of Business Administration… ...Read more
  • Party Elements - Science themed birthday parties bring the element of fun. What: Events company Innovation: This business was created out of the outreach work already being done by Prof. Mindy Levine, including her Chemistry Camp for Girls, where middle school girls study… ...Read more