The Center for Technology Licensing’s mission is to bring the University's scientific discoveries, technological innovations, and medical advances to the
marketplace for societal benefit and to foster economic development within New York State and across the nation. Below is a selection of technologies
developed at Cornell and managed by CTL. For more information about these and other innovations available for licensing, please e-mail
Tiny Labs on the Backs of Birds, Tracking Migration
Tracking the migration of birds—especially smaller species like songbirds—will now be much easier with the development of new lightweight, solar-powered tags that can even outlast the lifespans of most birds.
Clearing Out the Waste
Macrophages and microglia clean up dead cells, foreign particles—whatever needs clearing out. How do scientists observe this activity?
Delaying or Preventing Osteoarthritis
David Putnam and Lawrence Bonassar investigate synthetic mimetics of the natural proteoglycan lubricant, lubricin, to delay or prevent progression of osteoarthritis (OA) following injury to the weight-bearing articular cartilage of the knee.
Gene Therapies for Fatal Diseases
Ronald Crystal is known for developing a treatment for a common, often-fatal hereditary disorder that causes emphysema and liver disease.
How long will you use that new Fitbit or Apple Watch for monitoring your daily health activities before disinterest sets in?
What We Feed Agricultural Animals
After licensing an animal feed supplement to Phytex LLC and then to Huvepharma, capturing a global market, Xingen Lei still has bigger ideas.
Crisp, Juicy, Nutritious, and in Demand
On Cornell's sprawling 900-acre New York State Agricultural Experiment Station (NYSAES) in Geneva, New York, Susan K. Brown, Horticulture and Plant Breeding/ Genetics, is developing better apples.
Tumor Tracker, Drug Conveyor, Healer
From a serendipitous start with synthesized silica nanoparticles filled with dyes through stages of honing, bright tumor-tracking particles emerged.
Do I Have a Hidden Cancer?
In its early stages, cancer is usually asymptomatic. Early detection is a complex challenge. Can a blood sample detect early signs?
A New Polymer for Low-Cost Fuel Cells
Fuel cells convert energy cleanly and efficiently, but fabrication costs are prohibitive. A breakthrough polymer invented at Cornell may change that.
Switchable Adhesion Device
Paul Steen, Professor in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, has developed a switchable electronically- controlled adhesion device that allows for maximum adhesion to various surfaces. Among the applications for the device are wafer handling, large-format printing, gripping gloves and shoes, and drone parking pods.