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Technologies developed at Ohio State are changing the world. Learn more about the startups that are currently a part of the Ohio State portfolio or download our printable catalog (as of June 30, 2019).
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Conventional carbon materials used in battery and fuel cell applications are low-cost, but generally have a single function, electrical conductivity. pH Matter has developed a scalable approach for producing carbon with ideal properties for electro-chemical applications, with multiple functionalities and tuned structure. While this approach is more expensive than conventional carbon black or graphite, the materials reduce overall cell costs by increasing durability and power density.
HyperDamping Inc. is commercializing vibration, shock, and noise damping technology. Vibrations and shocks cause noise and damage to electronics, vehicles, aircraft, buildings, industrial equipment, and other everyday products. Existing solutions are limited in how much damping can be achieved due to weight load, available space, tolerance, and cost. HyperDamping’s unique material designs create effective and lightweight dampers from any elastic material and provide significant cost savings compared to current approaches.
EnergyEne produces an alternative material for high-performance latex products in the medical and consumer healthcare industry. This natural rubber material, made from the guayule plant, is allergy-safe and has superior physical properties compared to synthetic rubber. In addition, a byproduct of this process is an energy-rich residual biomass that can be used in biofuel hydrocarbon production. The company has produced a radiation attenuation medical glove and is developing prototypes for lineman’s gloves, surgeon’s gloves, condoms, and exam gloves.
ALC Innovations offers a plant-derived, all-natural cleaner that is an alternative to harsh cleaning chemicals. The product contains no harmful dyes, no harsh chemicals, and no odor or taste, which makes it ideal to use around food. The cleaner is able to cut through fatty lipid substances, such as lipstick, and can be used on several surface types, such as wood, glass and countertops. In addition to restaurants, ALC Innovations plans to market the product to schools, hospitals and eventually households.
21MedTech provides highly advanced resins for drug delivery, 3D manufacturing, and medical devices. While the use of 3D printing has shown explosive growth in industries ranging from automotive to personal care industries, the deployment of true 3D fabrication methods in the biomedical implant space has lagged due to a lack of medically acceptable resorbable resins. Polypropylene fumarate (PPF) is a resorbable polymer that can be printed using photocrosslinking 3D printing and has broad biomedical applications.