MSU Start-Up Company Highlights
BarSiC Semiconductors was founded in 2005 by a group of Mississippi State University researchers. BarSiC seeks to commercialize the latest advances in silicon carbide materials science pioneered at MSU. Their patent-pending technology holds the promise of low-temperature growth of Silicon Carbide – a ground-breaking step in innovation in this emerging industry. BarSiC is supported by Mississippi State University and is located in Starkville, Mississippi.
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 capabilities, along with its 24 patents in low-power integrated circuit technologies, provide a unique capability for developing end-to-end wireless solutions that support global sensing, tracking and industrial control applications.
Mississippi Pacific (MP) Resins, Inc.
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.
NSite is a software company whose focus is to provide low-cost, high-quality e-learning development and delivery. The InSite Suite™ provides an integrated solution to overcome existing e-learning problems of complicated and expensive designs with a fully-integrated e-learning solution. NSite is supported by Mississippi State University and is located in Starkville, Mississippi.
Opti-MS Corporation designs and develops miniature time-of-flight mass spectrometers based on proprietary focusing technology. The spectrometers have a better mass resolution than current full-size versions and is a great potential for medical, biotech and homeland security applications.
Remote Animal Monitoring Solutions (RAMS)
Remote Animal Monitoring Solutions, LLC (RAMS) is a privately held limited liability corporation which markets research and on-the-farm devices, in addition to providing unique imaging services (thermography and ultrasonography applications) aimed at monitoring physiological parameters in domestic and non-domestic species. Remote Animal Monitoring Solutions (RAMS) is a Mississippi start-up company benefiting from the research and development expertise of its owners, Dr. Scott Willard and Mrs. Anna Chromiak.
SemiSouth Laboratories is a semiconductor company specializing in silicon carbide (SiC) power devices and materials for high-power, high efficiency, harsh-environment power management applications. They have successfully raised $30 million in government research and development, equity investment, and bank financing, and currently have 49 employees. SemiSouth was formed in 2001 and is headquartered in Starkville, Mississippi.
Spatial Information Solutions
Spatial Information Solutions is a start-up company based on several MSU technologies in the GeoResources Institute. The company has developed a series of highly specialized software tools that fill “critical gaps” in remote sensing and spatial information technology. The new software provides more accurate mapping data for such critical applications as 911 emergency response and disaster planning. End users will be able to mine information from large quantities of imagery taken over time.
TermiSys, a research and development company based in Starkville, Mississippi, utilizes applied biology to develop and evaluate different products as they relate to preventing and/or controlling wood-destroying organisms. TermiSys is working to develop new and innovative systems that will protect residential and commercial structures from being inhabited by wood destroying fungi and insects.
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 computers.
YAGYM Technologies, Inc. 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. YAGYM Technology 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.