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The Center for Technology Licensing (CTL) is Cornell University's technology transfer office. We manage technology for Cornell's Ithaca campus, Weill Cornell Medical Colleges, Cornell Tech and the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva.

Cornell Startups

The businesses listed below were founded on licensed Cornell technologies to help create jobs and economic vitality in New York State and beyond.


View a list of Cornell startups aquired by other companies.


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Achronix Semiconductor Corporation offers two principle product lines: a commercial line of FPGA devices named Speedster® and a specialized line of products operating near 350 MHz for use in high radiation and extreme temperature environments.
Location: Santa Clara, CA
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2005

info@achronix.com

Acuamark Diagnostics is developing novel diagnostic tests to enable low-cost and accurate early detection of colorectal cancer directly from the blood, by isolating and identifying multiple cancer markers. Thus, allowing for improved sensitivity, specificity, and scalability.
Location: New York, NY
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2014

info@acuamarkdx.com

AffyImmune Therapeutics

AffyImmune is an immuno-oncology company that develops T cell products for cancer therapy. The company was founded based on intellectual property generated from Weill Cornell Medicine that enables imaging of T cells in patients and T cells to specifically target tumors. The company has two products in the pipeline, and are ready to commence clinical trials in 2018
Location: Natick, MA
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2017
songg@pillar-biosciences.com
Agricultural Modeling and Training Systems, LLC, produces software that makes dairy and meat production more efficient and reduces potential negative environmental impacts.
Location: Cortland, NY
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2005

sales@agmodelsystems.com

Agronomic Technology Corp is transforming agriculture through cloud technology, proven science and data. Agronomic Technnology Corp is integrating with industry-leading solutions, universities, researchers and software companies to provide new ways for growers to profitably meet increasing demands.
Location: New York, NY
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2013

info@agronomic.com

Airy3D is a consumer electronic company developing a suite of passive depth recovery technologies to bring 3D machine vision to any camera.
Location: Montreal, Canada
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2017

info@airy3d.com

Alcyone Lifesciencs, Inc., develops products that enable treatment modes for difficult neuropathological conditions.
Location: Ayer, MA
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2011

pjanand@alcyonels.com

Angiocrine Bioscience, Inc., is developing both research and therapeutic products using stem and endothelial cell related technologies.
Location: New York, NY
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2012

support@angiocrinebio.com

Annapurna Therapeutics is a gene therapy company focused on discovering and developing new therapeutic products for people living with severe diseases. Annapurna’s product pipeline includes programs for alpha-1 antitrypsin (A1AT) deficiency, hereditary angioedema (HAE), the cardiomyopathy associated with Friedreich’s ataxia and severe allergy.
Location: Philadelphia, PA and Paris, France
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2015

amber@annapurnatx.com

ArcScan, Inc., is developing Artemis 3, a high-resolution ultrasound scanner that enables eye surgeons to design phakic and accommodative lenses to reduce the risk of bad outcomes in corneal surgeries and lens implants.
Location: Morrison, CO
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2007

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Axium Nano is focused on the next generation of lithium-ion batteries. By incorporating a novel electrospray process to create a scalable film and adding a 2-D sheet of conductive graphene, Axium is advancing the use of silicon-based materials for efficient energy storage in batteries.
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2010

info@axiumnano.com

Bactana Animal Health is a global development stage animal health company. Its product development platform (FPS-4) is initially being developed for food animals and has demonstrated increases in yield efficiency, weight gain, and improved gut health through enhancement to an animal’s microbiome.
Location: Lewes, DE
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2016
john@bactana.com

Bionic Sight, LLC


Location: New York, NY
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2013

BZL Biologics, Inc.

BZL Biologics, Inc., is a clinical stage company working to commercialize antibody-based therapeutics and imaging agents for prostate cancer.
Location: New York, NY
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 1997
CEP Biotech, Inc., is commercializing early diagnostics for various dermatological and clinical conditions.
Location: Tamarac, FL
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2011

dzippin@cepbiotech.com

Conamix is commercializing high performance battery materials based on proprietary Cornell technology. The company's unique battery materials allow higher energy density in existing lithium ion architectures and are manufactured using low cost and highly commercial methods.
Location: Ithaca, NY
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2015

info@conamixtech.com

CycloPure is engaged in the design, development and commercialization of a new class of highly-adsorbent materials for use in the separation and removal of pollutants, VOCs and other organic compounds from water and air.
Location: Encinitas, CA
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2016

fcassou@cyclopure.com

Dynamic Boundaries, Inc.

Dynamic Boundaries is a biotechnology company developing a safe and cost-effective injectable treatment for osteoarthritis that provides lasting protection against further joint damage.
Location: Ithaca, NY
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2017
olan.seamus@gmail.com
Ecolectro develops structurally robust and highly conductive polymer membranes for a range of applications, including electrolysis and fuel cell systems that not only improve performance but also dramatically decrease costs.
Location: Ithaca, NY
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2015

ggr@ecolectro.com

Elucida Oncology, Inc. is developing technology for the treatment and diagnostic imaging of oncological diseases.
Location: New York, NY
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2015
erosen@ctnanoinc.com
Embark is a veterinary science-focused company specializing in canine genetics. Through the use of cutting-edge genetic testing and analysis, Embark offers 21st century pet wellness advice coupled with comprehensive ancestry, morphological trait, and genetic disease information for dog owners.
Location: Ithaca, NY
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2015

ryan@embarkvet.com

Esper BioSciences, Inc.

Esper Biosciences aims to develop a low-cost, high-speed DNA sequencer, for use in point-of-care medical diagnostics and scientific research.
Location: Ithaca, NY
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2017

jonathan.alden@gmail.com

Fera Animal Health is a veterinary company producing the Accumast® diagnostic kit. The culture based system allows dairy farmers to quickly identify the six most prevalent causes of bacterial mastitis to determine appropriate treatment methods.
Location: Dryden, NY
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2016
feraanimalhealth@gmail.com

feraanimalhealth@gmail.com

Fesarius Therapeutics is developing engineered tissue scaffold products for the skin and dermal layers. The products are based off the patent-pending microstructure-containing gel scaffold technology developed at Cornell. The acellular skin replacement will aim to benefit those with wounds resulting from burns, plastic surgery, tumor removal, and other forms of trauma.
Location: New York, NY
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2016

brett.spector@fesariustherapeutics.com

Gene Network Sciences, Inc., uses massively parallel supercomputers to probe human biological data to find biological causes of human disease and new opportunities for diagnosis and treatment.
Location: Cambridge, MA
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2006

information@gnshealthcare.com

GenVec, Inc., is a biopharmaceutical company developing therapeutic drugs for cancer and vaccines for infectious diseases including HIV, malaria, foot-and-mouth disease, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), HSV-2, and influenza.
Location: Gaithersburg, MD
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 1993

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Glycobia, Inc.

Glycobia, Inc., is committed to developing human therapeutics by linking the simplicity of bacteria with the sweetness of glycosylation.
Location: Ithaca, NY
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2010

info@glycobia.com

GrokStyle is a Cornell startup founded on home owners’ and consumers’ interest in visualizing ideas for interior design. By using a distance metrics for visual search, GrokStyle aims to provide interior design enthusiasts with an automated tool for design suggestions and ideas.
Location: Ithaca, NY
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2016
sbell@grokstyle.com

Guangda Cooperation International Technology Center, Co, Ltd.

The company will commercialize technologies for nutraceutical and nutritional food in China.
Location: Shenzhen, China
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2014
HµREL Corporation develops bioanalytic devices that are used in pharmaceutical development and industrial and consumer product safety testing. A HµREL® is a microfluidic circuit that models real-time protein binding, metabolism, and extraction in the liver.
Location: Beverly Hills, CA
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2003

sli@hurelcorp.com

HemoGenyx is a biopharmaceutical company developing a new treatment for blood diseases, such as leukemia, lymphoma and bone marrow (“BM”) failure. The Company leverages a special class of cells that can generate cancer-free, patient-matched blood stem cells.
Location: Buffalo, NY
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2014
hemogenyx@hemogenyx.com
Immunovent, LLC is focused on the commercialization of next-generation technologies for allergy diagnosis. The company is developing the Local Allergy Mucosal Brush Test (LAMB-Dx), the first quantitative allergy diagnostic that will enable physicians to accurately test for both airborne and food allergies precisely where the clinical symptoms are occurring - in the mouth and nose.
Location: New York, NY
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2014
info@immunovent.com
Kphotonics LLC, develops experimental kits for educational purposes in the area of ultrafast laser physics and applications.
Location: Tucson, AZ
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2010

info@kphotonics.com

Lionano, Inc. is a material manufacturing company commercializing advanced drop-in enhancements for lithium-ion batteries. Lionano’s materials have been shown to increase the energy density, rate capability, and cycle life of Li-ion batteries, especially in the application of electric vehicles.
Location: Ithaca, NY
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2015

contact@lionano.com

Lucerna, Inc., is a biotechnology research company focused on developing and commercializing nucleic-acid based fluorescent sensors for Point-of-Care therapeutic diagnostics and environmental biomonitoring. Lucerna also offers newly developed antibodies for proteomic research.
Location: New York, NY
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2010

contact@lucernatechnologies.com

Lumendi Ltd., is focused on the development of new minimal invasive surgical tools and devices that will provide solutions for minimally invasive gastrointestinal surgeries. The company's first product is an add-on to any commercially available endoscope that will avoid invasive colon resections to treat more complex gastrointestinal diseases.
Location: London, United Kingdom
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2014

info@lumendi.co.uk

Lumidyne develops next-generation fluorescent probes exhibiting superior brightness and stability compared with current commercially available reagents.
Location: New York, NY
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2014
altman@lumidynetechnologies.com
MedimageMetric, LLC, is developing and commercializing software for measuring organs and tissues from medical images for the Chinese market.
Location: New York, NY
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2010

info@medimagemetric.com

Metabolon, Inc., offers biochemical profiling services (metabolomics) for use in research on complex biological processes as impacted by disease, drugs, diet, and the environment.
Location: Durham, NC
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2003

info@metabolon.com

Metastat, Inc. (managed by Albert Einstein College of Medicine), is a life science company focused on developing and commercializing proprietary clinical diagnostic tests that predict the probability of blood borne systemic metastasis of cancer, as well as, companion therapeutics to prevent systemic metastasis.
Location: The Woodlands, TX
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2010

dan@metastat.com

Metro Mid-Atlantic Biotech, LLC

Metro Mid-Atlantic Biotech is a development stage startup focused on developing novel small molecule therapeutics based on discoveries in the molecular mechanisms of aging and longevity in mammalian cells.
Location: Birmingham, MI
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2014
MiTeGen, LLC, designs and manufactures products for X-ray diffraction and crystallography of proteins and small molecule/inorganic compounds, and for manipulation and measurement of small samples in cell biology, histology, clinical diagnostics, entomology, archaeology, and geology.
Location: Ithaca, NY
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2004

info@mitegen.com

Nirenberg Neuroscience develops non-prosthetic applications of virtual retina technology.
Location: New York, NY
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2014
snsheilan@gmail.com
NOHMs Technologies, Inc., is a battery materials manufacturer (anode, cathode, and electrolyte) with a vision to improve and commercialize promising new nanoscale chemistry for better battery technology.
Location: Ithaca, NY
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2012

nathan@nohms.com

Novita Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Novita Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical startup developing target-specific small molecule drugs to treat cancer metastasis. The company is currently focusing on patients with metastatic breast cancer.
Location: New York, NY
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2010

contact@novita-pharm.com

Novomer, Inc., is a sustainable chemistry company pioneering a family of high-performance, environmentally responsible polymers and chemical intermediates.
Location: Ithaca, NY
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2006

info@novomer.com

NYAG (New York Apple Growers), LLC, was formed around an exclusive license agreement for two new apple varieties, 'New York 1' and 'New York 2'. This member owned company is open to all New York growers to help promote agricultural market growth within New York state.
Location: Albion, NY
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2010

Robin@newyorkapplegrowers.com

OptiGen, LLC, provides DNA-based diagnoses and information about inherited diseases of dogs.
Location: Ithaca, NY
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 1998

genetest@optigen.com

Orthogonal, Inc., is developing environmentally safe, high-performance fluorinated photoresists to make "organic," or carbon-based electronics on the same machinery manufacturers use to make silicon-based electronics.
Location: Ithaca, NY
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2009

info@orthogonalinc.com

Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc., is developing Single Molecule Real Time (SMRT™), a technology platform to detect biological events at single molecule resolution. Its first commercial application will be fast, low-cost DNA sequencing; future planned applications for the SMRT™ platform include RNA sequencing and analysis of protein synthesis.
Location: Menlo Park, CA
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2002

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PicoLuz, LLC, focuses on developing light sources and optical measurement systems based on nonlinear nano-photonic devices.
Location: Jessup, MD
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2012

rsalem@thorlabs.com

Prendismo, LLC, is home to the world's premiere collection of digital video content on business, leadership, and entrepreneurship. Prendismo arose from the eClips project at Cornell University and the Cornell Center for Technology Enterprise (CCTEC).
Location: Ithaca, NY
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2008

info@prendismo.com

Quentis, Inc.

Quentis Therapeutics is an immuno-oncology company focused on developing small molecule therapeutics to relieve tumor-mediated suppression of dendritic cell and T-cell activity in solid tumors.
Location: New York, NY
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2016

jvacca011@gmail.com

ReconnectNEURO, LLC

ReconnectNEURO is focused on the treatment of cognitive impairment through the use of deep brain stimulation methods. The stimulation systems work to increase consciousness in patients who are minimally conscious or who have reduced capacity due to trauma, stroke, or other diseases.
Location: Claymont, DE
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2016

Raja@med-ally.com

Repairogen is developing new compounds that reduce UV-induced skin damage, reduce skin aging and reduce the development of skin cancer.
Location: New York, NY
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2013

fborchetta@gmail.com

SafetyStratus, Inc., is a cloud computing company that distributes software on a subscription basis to research institutions. The company's application, LabcliQ, is used for workflow and laboratory inspections.
Location: Ithaca, NY
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2011

info@safetystratus.com

Salute offers an affordable and comprehensive environmental health and safety information management solution to streamline and improve EHS operations. The cloud-based IMS provides environmental health and safety staff with integrated modules for hazard assessment, safety and compliance, metric tracking, and more. Salute provides academic and healthcare institutions the tools they need to foster a true culture of safety, rather than just compliance.
Location: New York, NY
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2016

bneal@salutesafety.com

Stealth BioTherapeutics, Inc., is a clinical stage, biopharmaceutical company developing novel mitochondrial targeted therapies for diseases with clear unmet medical needs including cardiovascular, renal and metabolic diseases. The company's first clinical candidate, Bendavia™, targets the mitochondria to treat cardio-renal and microvascular impairments.
Location: Newton, MA
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2006

stealth.info@stealthpeptides.com

Symflor, SAS

Symflor is a Cornell startup developing a new class of innovative probiotics for obesity treatment and prevention.
Location: Le Kremlin-Bicêtre, France
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2016

luc.mathis@symflor.com

Telescope Time, Inc., also known as Slooh, provides online sharing of space photos and partners with Google Sky to map the universe and co-promote live astronomy.
Location: Washington, CT
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2012

mike@slooh.com

TeraPore Technologies, Inc. develops membrane technologies for high-permeability, high-resolution separations including purification of biological fluids.
Location: Rochester, NY
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2014
contact@teraporetech.com
Tetragenetics, Inc. (managed by University of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc.), is an early stage biotechnology company developing an alternative technology platform for the production of genetically engineered proteins for the treatment and prevention of human and animal disease.
Location: Ithaca, NY
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2005

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Vernx Biotechnology is developing a range of nutrition products using branched fatty acids (BCFA) for multiple uses: to improve gastrointestinal health in pre-mature and non-premature infants, as a nutritional supplement for adults, and for eventual therapeutic use.
Location: New South Wales, Australia
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2016

craig.patch@vernx.com

Vet-Aire, Inc., develops and sells "The Cornell™ Collar", a throat support device for horses that treats soft palate displacement without surgery.
Location: Ithaca, NY
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2004

info@vet-aire.com

VitaScan Technologies has developed a smartphone based diagnostic platform enabling accurate, fast, convenient, and low cost testing of vitamins and micronutrients in the home and at local pharmacies and clinics.
Location: Ithaca, NY
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2016
li@vitametech.com
Waltz Networks was founded with the goal of creating high-performance self-managing networks for the cloud era.
Location: Ithaca, NY
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2014
nithin.michael@gmail.com
Widetronix, Inc., designs and builds small, long-life ultra low power sensor platforms for defense and medical applications.
Location: Ithaca, NY
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2009

jgreene@widetronix.com

WOTN

WOTN is a risk software company that provides an independent, real-time, simulation-based risk management platform for the $1T commercial mortgage backed securities market. The patent pending technology provides risk measurements on demand for loans and bonds in the derivative structure compliant with Basel in a comprehensive portfolio management system.
Location: Ithaca, NY
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2004
adchristopoulos@gmail.com
Xallent is developing the next generation of Scanning Probe Microscopes (SPM) to enable advanced, rapid, in-line testing of semiconductor devices and thin-films at the micro- and nano-scales. Patented technologies are based on integrating one or multiple tips with supporting sensing, actuation and electronics on a single probe chip. These “probe platforms-on-a-chip” are designed and fabricated using advanced nanoelectromechanical system (NEMS) technologies, enabling simple and cost-effective miniaturization to the nanoscale.
Location: Ithaca, NY
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2015

info@xallent.com

XyloCor is a clinical-stage biotechnology company dedicated to developing first-in-class gene therapies for patients with cardiovascular disease. The company's lead product comprises the use of vascular endothelial growth factor for the treatment of diffuse coronary artery disease.
Location: New York, NY
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2015

info@xylocor.com

ZYMtronix is a biotechnology startup that services enzyme and pharmaceutical manufacturers. ZYMtronix immobilizes and optimizes biocatalysts for continuous manufacturing using green chemistry principles to lower the costs and increase the yields of drug manufacturing.
Location: Ithaca, NY
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2014
jda.zymtronix@gmail.com

Cornell Startups Acquired by Other Companies 

Animal Ultrasound Services, Inc.'s, image analysis software, AUSKey®, evaluates ultrasonic images of live animals and carcasses. Animal Ultrasound Services, Inc., was acquired by Micro Beef Technologies in 2000.
Location: Ithaca, NY
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 1993

info@microbeef.com

Appinions, Inc.

Appinions, Inc., is an opinions-powered platform that makes it easy to identify, analyze, monitor, and engage with influencers. This platform features an extensive database that includes millions of opinions extracted from blogs, Twitter, Facebook, forums, newspaper and magazine articles, and radio and television transcripts. Appinions was acquired by ScribbleLive in 2015.
Location: New York, NY
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2007

info@appinions.com

BinOptics Corporation develops and manufactures photonic chips for optical transceivers and other applications in the telecom, datacom, and optical storage markets. BinOptics was acquired by M/A-COM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc. (MACOM) in December 2014.
Location: Ithaca, NY
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2004

info@binoptics.com

Eden's plant health technology incorporates harpin proteins to manufacture biopesticides, plant health, and nutrient products. Eden Bioscience was acquired by Plant Health Care, Inc. in 2007.
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 1995
GeneWeave Biosciences,Inc., is a medical diagnostics company focused on infectious diseases. GeneWeave was acquired by Roche Holding AG in 2015.
Location: San Jose, CA
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2009

info@geneweavebio.com

IntElect Medical, Inc., develops and commercializes neurostimulation systems for improving the recovery of brain injury patients. Intelect Medical was acquired by Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation in 2011.
Location: Valencia, CA
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2006
Medeor, Inc., develops d-methadone, a novel nonopioid analgesic. Medeor was acquired by Relmada Therapeutics, Inc. in 2013.
Location: New York, NY
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2001
Phytex, LLC, produces phytase enzymes for an animal feed product called OptiPhos. This product enables poultry and pigs to absorb more phosphorus from their feed grain, creating substantially less phosphorus in their waste. Phytex was acquired by Huvepharma in 2013.
Location: Portland, ME
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2000

lisa.coverdale@tektm.com

RF Nitro Communications, Inc., provides advanced materials and products for use in broadband wireless and fiber optics. RF Nitro Communications, Inc., was acquired by RF Micro Devices, Inc. (RFMD®), in 2001.
Location: Greensboro, NC
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2000

customerservice@rfmd.com

SightSpeed, Inc., provides high quality, feature rich, and easy-to-use Internet video communications services for both businesses and consumers. SightSpeed, Inc., was acquired by Logitech, Inc., in October 2008.
Location: Berkeley, CA
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2003

TaggPic, Inc.

TaggPic transforms static 2D photos into auto-tagged, geo-positioned, and intelligently connected platforms. TaggPic's crowd-fueled computer vision technology instantly recognizes landmarks, buildings, and other objects in images without the need for GPS data or manual tagging. TaggPic was acquired in 2014.
Location: Ithaca, NY
Foundation Cornell Technology Licensed: 2013
api@taggpic.com