For over 20 years, CEIS has helped support university collaboration with dozens of companies in the Finger Lakes region and across New York State. We are fortunate to be located in a region that has a concentration of high technology manufacturing and strong synergies between university research and company focus. Over the past 5 years, CEIS has invested $4.6 million to support $5.9 million in collaborative research. This research has been leveraged to help our partner companies achieve $48.6 million in increased revenue and $21.8 million in cost reductions, and has resulted in 307 new and retained jobs. We currently support a variety of projects with small, medium, and mid-size companies in the region.
Aktiwave LLC is dedicated to providing customized optical components and consulting services in optical technologies. Our beam shapers and coronagraphs have been used in a large variety of applications such as astronomy and laser engineering. We have experience in a wide range of domains such as: Optical system design and modeling/Optical pulse diagnostic for ultrafast and telecommunication systems/Spatial and temporal shaping/Intellectual property analysis.
Alchlight, based in Rochester NY, is the leading developer and distributor of advanced and proprietary laser-fabricated materials. Acclaimed by the NY Times as "optical alchemy", they use femtosecond laser processing to etch proprietary nanostructures on materials. Their procedure doesn't coat the materials, instead it changes the intrinsic properties of the materials. Their topographies can change the color of titanium to blue, make silicon attract water, or even make water bounce off of brass.
Carestream is a dynamic, global company with more than 100 years of leadership. In today’s rapidly changing global healthcare environment, where the mandate to provide better outcomes has never been greater, we add value by delivering personalized, affordable and practical options to help our customers advance. Medical providers large and small, from clinics and single hospitals to large networks and even entire countries, are upgrading their radiology and IT systems using our latest solutions.
Clerio Vision is developing a revolutionary product for the global refractive surgery market, based on technology licensed from the University of Rochester. Clerio Vision is developing a novel vision correction procedure. Instead of changing the shape of the cornea, as current LASIK-based approaches do, its approach is to use a femtosecond laser to change the refractive index of the cornea with small pulses to “write” a corrective prescription onto the cornea non-invasively. Because this approach doesn’t thin the cornea, it can be repeated as needed to correct vision changes over a person’s lifetime. The approach, called LIRIC, is being commercialized by some of the original architects of the world’s first LASIK systems. Clerio’s core technology has been in development for over a decade and is based on over 40 issued and pending patents. Currently over 150 million individuals in the U.S. alone require some form of vision correction.
Corning, Inc. is a diversified technology company that develops breakthrough technologies that significantly improve people’s lives. Corning pursues innovation and focuses on high impact growth opportunities in the telecommunications, flat panel display, environmental, life sciences, and semiconductor industries.
DinamicOR is a medical equipment manufacturer, whose mission is to standardize operating room organization with an ergonomic and intuitive Workflow Management System – improving the efficiency and reproducibility of surgical processes which will enable perioperative staff to focus on providing thoughtful patient care.
Imaginant is a manufacturer of high-resolution digital cameras, ultrasonic NDT instruments, and handheld and robotic coating thickness measurement systems.
A.N. Jordan Scientific is a scientific consulting company based in Rochester, N.Y. A.N. Jordan Scientific is focused on precision measurements with optics as well as developing new sensors.
Kitware, Inc. is a leader in the creation and support of open-source software and state of the art technology.
Kodak Alaris is a new company born from one of the world's most iconic brands. A company that is passionate about using technology to transform organizations and improve people's lives across the planet. From our digital scanners and intelligent state of the art software services that power some of the world's largest companies to our photographic paper production, printing kiosks and suite of consumer apps that help people capture and connect with the emotional moments that define all our lives. We're on a mission to unlock the power of images and information for the world. We work behind the scenes, making the connections, pushing the boundaries of technology and helping you to make sense of and exploit the ever-expanding volume of data that is the hallmark of the 21st century.
L3Harris Technologies is an agile global aerospace and defense technology innovator, delivering end-to-end solutions that meet customers’ mission-critical needs. We provide advanced defense and commercial technologies across air, land, sea, space and cyber domains. We bring speed, innovation and flawless execution together with our commitment to make the world safer and more secure.
LC Orthopedic & Innovation
L&C Orthopedics & Innovation was founded in 2016 with a focus in bio-mechanical analysis of individuals in the orthopedics and sports performance world. Our goal is to use automated software to guide rehabilitation, prevent injuries, and improve sports performance to benefit individuals and clinics.
LighTopTech Corp. is a women-owned business based in Rochester, NY. LighTopTech, an optical technology company, was founded in 2013. Our goal is to build innovative optical instruments to improve noninvasive imaging in medical and manufacturing fields.
Since Optimax was founded in 1991, optics have been behind enormous progress in technologies as diverse as fiber optic telecommunications, solid-state lighting, digital photography, displays, and diagnostic medicine. We have worked on key programs in aerospace, government research, and defense, and our customers’ successes have fueled our growth. That growth has meant continual investment in: applied research, technology for improved speed and capabilities, and our people.
Optimax continues to enhance its unique capabilities for fast, reliable delivery of precision optics with superior quality and service enabling customer success and employee prosperity. We leverage our optics manufacturing technology for programs that benefit mankind and projects that defend our freedom. Our know-how, innovation and speed enable quicker production of precision optics to meet emerging market needs. Some of the most sophisticated programs in the world trust Optimax to produce the most complex optics reliably.
OptiPro was founded on one revolutionary, yet simple, concept: optical fabricators deserve more. In the past 30 years, since we introduced the first affordable CNC machine designed specifically for the optics industry, we have consistently built a culture that cares— a culture of employees who live and breathe by our strong OptiPro values and a culture of best-in-breed customers who are collectively on a relentless pursuit of process efficiencies, design improvements, capability enhancements, and marketplace superiority.
Ortho Clinical Diagnostics
Ortho Clinical Diagnostics is an in vitro diagnostics company that makes products and diagnostic equipment for blood testing. Ortho serves two primary industries in the medical field: clinical laboratories, by producing platforms and assays that test for a variety of diseases, conditions, and substances; and immunohematology, by providing the means to ensure blood transfusion recipients receive appropriate and compatible blood.
Ovitz is an exciting medical device company specializing in developing, manufacturing and marketing novel and portable ophthalmic equipment and accessories that facilitate the delivery of ophthalmic care in eye doctors' and primary care physicians' offices, and in schools, rural areas and developing nations.
Pfizer Inc. is an American multinational pharmaceutical and biotechnology corporation in relentless pursuit of breakthroughs that change patients’ lives. We innovate every day to make the world a healthier place. It was Charles Pfizer’s vision at the beginning and it holds true today.
RAM Photonics, LLC
RAM Photonics, LLC, was founded in 2009 for the express purpose of transitioning high-risk technology into commercial hardware. The company portfolio includes specialty optical and optoelectronic systems for defense, commercial, and industrial applications, including advanced signal processing, high-power laser, and instrumentation systems.
SiMPore is a Rochester, New York-based nanotechnology company that designs and produces membranes and membrane-enabled products based on its unique patent-pending platform technology - the NanoBarrier™ ultrathin nanoporous silicon membrane. The NanoBarrier™ membrane is the world's first membrane to offer both tunable nanometer-scale thickness and pore size. SiMPore is developing products that take advantage of these one-of-a-kind features, including filters for separating and concentrating biological molecules and nanoparticles, cell culture substrates for growing cells, and electron microscopy grids for preparing and imaging samples at the nanoscale.
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is the world leader in serving science, with revenues of $17 billion and 50,000 employees in 50 countries. Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. We help our customers accelerate life sciences research, solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics and increase laboratory productivity. Through our four premier brands – Thermo Scientific, Life Technologies, Fisher Scientific and Unity Lab Services – we offer an unmatched combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and comprehensive support.
VisualDx is developed by a team of physicians, educators, artists, and computer scientists dedicated to improving the health of people through better information at the point of care. Founded in 1999, we are guided by three principles. 1. We are committed to patients. 2. We believe that medical education and care are undergoing a transformation from memory-based to a memory-assisted paradigm, where excellent information retrieval is modeled during medical school and later put into practice. 3. We believe that visual representation of medical knowledge fulfills a need for physicians and their patients.
Wetware BioSystems, LLC
WetWare BioSystems, LLC is an early stage biotechnology firm located in Rochester, New York dedicated to the invention, research, and distribution of technologies aimed at addressing Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) in the defense and civilian sector. Our portfolio of devices provide a potential means to arrest TBI in a number of use scenarios including: Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blast, first response to blunt impacts, and explosive munitions training in soldiers.