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Welcome to the Center for Life Science Ventures

Cornell’s Incubator for Life Science Companies

The Center for Life Science Ventures was founded in 2008 as a startup incubator to help develop young Cornell life science companies. The Center is funded through the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation, the Institute of Biotechnology and NYSTAR.

The Center’s program focuses on accelerating research and development of its client’s companies’ technology and products, validating its client companies’ business plans, and strengthening their management teams. The Center’s goal is to facilitate the forward progress of client companies to the point where each will merit significant outside investment, and achieve self-sufficiency. In doing so, the Center for Life Science Ventures contributes to the University’s mission as New York State’s Morrill Land Grant institution to support local, regional, and state-wide Life Sciences jobs/economic development.


Center Graduate Kanvas Biosciences Announces $12 Million Pre-Series A to Accelerate Microbiome Drug Development

June 23, 2023

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/kanvas-biosciences-announces-12-million-pre-series-a-to-accelerate-microbiome-drug-development-301857507.html?tc=eml_cleartime R&D breakthrough for microbiome-associated therapies: Technology brings breakthrough resolution and context to host-microbiome interactions PRINCETON, N.J., June 22, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Kanvas Biosciences, the leader in microbiome mapping technology, announced today a $12M Pre-Series A funding round. The …

Turning toilets into health monitors, startup joins life science business incubator

June 14, 2023

By J. Edward Anthony  CareTech Human, a startup developing a device to monitor urological symptoms at home, is joining Cornell’s Center for Life Science Ventures business incubator. Many patients are accustomed to the benefits and …

Cornell startup cultivates animal protein from plants

January 24, 2023

By Blaine Friedlander, Cornell Chronicle January 23, 2023 The future of creating animal protein won’t need a drafty barn, but instead may reside in a toasty greenhouse: Forte Protein – a new startup that grows commercial animal proteins …

Amid war, Cornell faculty, staff support Ukrainian startups

January 17, 2023

By Caitlin Hayes, Cornell Chronicle January 10, 2023 In 2014, Charles K. Whitehead ’83, the Myron C. Taylor Alumni Professor of Business Law, was invited to lecture at a premier university in Ukraine – a country that many …

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