Office of Technology Commercialization

MSU Start-Up Company Highlights


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Company Name: 5Points Technology, Inc.
Date Founded: 8/31/2012
Website: http://www.5pointsinc.com
Summary: 5Points Technology is commercializing a software platform for use in the educational assessment software industries. Their development team works with organizations at all levels promoting the enhancement of teaching and learning through the effective integration of emerging and innovative technologies.
Founders: Charles Peeples, Sean Owen and Peter Graves


Company Name: Balanced Nutrition Products, LLC
Date Founded: 6/10/2015
Website: NA
Summary: BNP plans to provide nutrition improved rice to rice distributors, retailers, supermarkets, and rice consumers. In addition, BNP also plans to produce rice nutrition fortification/enrichment equipment and reagents for the rice industry worldwide. Milled rice’s deficiency in many important nutrients leads to severe malnutrition problems in heavy rice consumption populations. BNP’s proprietary rice fortification/enrichment technology licensed from MSU provides an ideal solution to these problems.
Founders: Zhaohua Peng and Wei He


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Company Name: BarSiC Semiconductors, LLC
Date Founded: 10/14/2005
Website: NA
Summary: BarSiC Semiconductors seeks to commercialize the latest advances in silicon carbide materials science. Their patent-pending technology holds the promise of low-temperature growth of Silicon Carbide – a ground breaking step in innovation in this emerging industry.
Founders: Yaroslav Koshka and Galyna Melnychuk


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Company Name: Bio Energy Spectrum Solutions, LLC
Date Founded: 8/10/2012
Website: http://www.bioenergyusa.com/biocrude-spectrum-solutions
Summary: Bio Energy Spectrum Solutions, LLC (BESS) was created for developing a platform to commercialize patented technology owned by Mississippi State University which involves extracting oil, which they call biocrude, from oleaginous microorganisms. BESS is the exclusive licensee for commercializing biocrude.
Founders: Rafael Hernandez and Todd French


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Company Name: Camgian Microsystems
Date Founded: 12/18/2006
Website: http://www.camgian.com
Summary: Camgian Networks’ products and services are focused on the development of advanced wireless microsystems that meet a broad range of government and commercial needs. Camgian’s world-class system design and engineering capability for developing end-to-end wireless solutions that support global sensing, tracking and industrial control applications.
Founder: Gary Butler


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Company Name: Cirrascale Corporation
Date Founded: 8/1/1996
Website: http://www.cirrascale.com
Summary: Verari Systems, Inc. began in 1996 in an MSU Incubator as MPI Software. MPI grew to over 40 employees and included offices in India and Bulgaria. It was acquired in 2004 and became the software division of Verari Systems, Inc. in Birmingham, Alabama. Verari Systems software division provides high-performance solutions for managing parallel and cluster companies. Cirrascale acquired the intellectual property and other assets of Verari systems in January 2010.
Founder: Anthony Skjellum


Company Name: Delta Aquaculture Technologies
Website: NA
Summary: Delta Aquaculture Technologies (DAT) is working to commercialize vaccines and methods of vaccine delivery for use in the channel catfish industry. The vaccine and method of delivery for the aquaculture industry is based on Mississippi State University technology and DAT plans on developing a more commercially friendly version of the vaccine.
Founder: David Wise


Company Name: EVMotion, LLC
Date Founded: 6/26/2009
Website: NA
Summary: EVMotion is an innovator in electric drive technology providing practical solutions to the transportation sector for transforming fleet vehicles. Practical and innovative solutions are provided for implementing electric drive concepts in fleet vehicles. Cost effective prototypes have reduced fuel and operating costs while retaining versatility and reduced emissions.
Founders: Marshall Molen and Angela Card


Company Name: FTO Engineering
Date Founded: 8/25/1999
Website: NA
Summary: FTO Engineering was formed to develop a cotton yield monitor system based on the acoustic technology, technical design and algorithms for deriving the mass of material based on acoustical energy detected by the sensor. FTO Engineering will develop a more commercially friendly version of the sensor and will deploy it in the field under a pilot basis. In 2005, a new prototype was constructed for field testing to validate its operational parameters.
Founder: Filip To


Company Name: Mississippi Pacific Resins, Inc.
Date Founded: 5/2/2007
Website: NA
Summary: Mississippi Pacific (MP) Resins, Inc. is a Mississippi State University start-up company seeking to commercialize a patent pending interior-grade wood composite resin system. Wood composites manufactured using the resin will be the first to meet forthcoming legislative standards aimed at reducing indoor formaldehyde emissions levels, thereby providing MP Resins with a strong competitive advantage in the multi-billion dollar composite resin market. Third party performance tests have shown that the newly developed resin system can reduce the formaldehyde emission of current wood composite board by up to 80%, while maintaining or improving other performance criteria such as wood bond strength and storage stability.
Founder: Moon Kim


Company Name: N.P.Sway, LLC
Date Founded: 5/30/2012
Website: NA
Summary: N.P. Sway was formed to commercialize intellectual property developed at Mississippi State University, including nature-inspired processes to convert wind energy to electrical power, advanced architectures for quantum computers, and quantum dragon nanomaterials and nanodevices. 
Founder: Mark Novotny



Company Name: Prairie Creek Seed, LLC
Date Founded: 3/15/2012
Website: NA
Summary: Prairie Creek Seed (PCS) was formed for the purpose of commercializing a Mississippi State University-developed switchgrass cultivar for use in the forage and conservation industries. PCS will provide the management and best practices expertise for obtaining optimum acreage yields.
Founder: Brett Rushing


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Company Name: Predictive Design Technologies, LLC
Date Founded: 12/7/2006
Website: http://www.predictivedesigntech.com
Summary: Predictive Design Technologies (PDT) is a global pioneer in Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME), with applications in high-fidelity physics-based material modeling, design analysis and material manufacturing processes. They deliver customized efficient and environmental advanced designs and processes that create significant cost savings for a wide variety of clients in various markets.
Founders: Mark Horstemeyer, Paul Wang, Esteban Marin, Haitham El Kadiri, Stephen Horstemeyer, David Oglesby, Kiran Solanski, Youssef Hammi, Rose Mary Dill, Lakiesha Williams and Raj Prabhu


Company Name: Raminescent, LLC
Date Founded: 11/15/2015
Website: NA
Summary: Raminescent plans to develop, market, and sell a series of disposable sample accessories for material characterization and analysis with Raman spectroscopy and luminescent techniques.  The new sample accessories provide a low cost alternative to existing technology that will be inexpensive enough to be discarded after sample analysis, eliminating the problem of contaminated samples. 
Founders: Dongmao Zhang and Dongping Jiang


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Company Name: Sano Chemicals, Inc.
Date Founded: 3/1/2012
Website: http://www.sanochemicals.com
Summary: Sano Chemical is responsible for the development of novel anti-infectives and antimicrobials for clinical use. Occidiofungin is a unique antifungal that has immense promise for the treatment of serious fungal infections, and Sano Chemical is focusing on the development of antifungal treatment options for those infections.
Founders: James Smith, Frank Austin, Shien Lu and Steve Pruett


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Company Name: Seacoast Science, Inc.
Date Founded: 2/27/2003
Website: http://www.seacoastscience.com/index.html
Summary: Seacoast Science is focused on the next generation of chemical sensor and chemical detection devices. Its emphasis lies in the development of gas sensors for a variety of markets including leak detection, military, homeland security, air quality monitoring, and emission gas detection.
Founder: Todd Mlsna


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Company Name: Spatial Information Solutions
Date Founded: 4/12/2005
Website: http://www.spatialis.com
Summary: Spatial Information Solutions develops leading-edge software solutions that verify accuracy, enhance data products, or enable enhanced, integrated, and interactive quality control of advanced mapping data.
Founder: Charles O’Hara


Company Name: Specialty Ag Solutions, LLC
Date Founded: 9/11/2014
Website: NA
Summary: Specialty Ag Solutions products and services will focus on agricultural technologies developed at Mississippi State University that will cut across a wide range of commodities resulting in a highly diversified agricultural systems technology company.
Founder: Jason Ward and Wes Lowe


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Company Name: Weighty Corn, LLC
Date Founded: 6/6/2013
Website: http://www.weightycorn.com/overview.html
Summary: Weighty’s process uses sieving and air classification to separate fiber (US Patent 7,670,633 and US Patent 8,518,467). Weighty Corn owns the exclusive license to the patents, with an option to sub-license to others. Weighty Corn's mission is to enable implementation of the process in ethanol plants and feed mills.
Founder: Radhakrishnan Srinivasan