Blue Belt Technologies, Inc. (acquired by Smith & Nephew)
Blue Belt Technologies, Inc., a Carnegie Mellon University spin-off company, was formed in 2003 to commercialize novel device solutions for medical interventions. Blue Belt draws from the extensive experience of its research team to develop devices in computer-assisted surgery and diagnosis. The company has developed Precision Freehand Sculpting™ (PFS), a solution that reintroduces robotics into the operating room to enable safer, faster, and more accurate treatment of osteoarthritis and other bone related conditions. PFS will address the challenges of Minimally Invasive Surgery, with the goal of improving patient outcomes and lowering healthcare costs.
Blue Belt Technologies acquired by Smith & Nephew 10/29/15 (Smith & Nephew press release)
BoardBookit is a board room empowerment platform designed to transform the way companies plan, create and manage board meetings AND the way board members experience them. Founded in 2012, and headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, BoardBookit is dedicated to providing safe, secure and powerful tools for maximizing board effectiveness and efficiency.
Bossa Nova Robotics Inc.
Bossa Nova powers the transformation of shopping. We pioneer the technologies and the data to map the retail world – every store, every product, every day. We enable our partners to redesign retail operations and reimagine the way people shop. With a multidisciplinary team of robotics, artificial intelligence, and big data scientists, Bossa Nova has solved the challenges to deploy fully autonomous retail service robots and deliver actionable data in real-time.
BPL Global, Ltd. (Acquired by Qualitrol for Transformer Technology)
BPL Global is a leading international provider of broadband over power line technologies, system integration solutions, and services facilitating power line communications (PLC). Partnering with leading utilities and ISPs around the world, the company’s goal is to provide ubiquitous “broadband” access to consumers and “smart grid” applications to utilities. The company offers its joint venture partners proven PLC business models and integrated, multi-vendor solutions comprised of best-of-breed infrastructure, content, applications, software and hardware. As a result, utilities can confidently deploy new revenue-generating, content-rich broadband over power line services in a cost-effective way and enjoy improved electric service reliability and operating cost reductions through the use of smart grid applications at the same time.
CapSen Robotics achieves state-of-the-art results on one of the most pressing problems in robotics and 3D computer vision—correctly identifying and locating specific objects in clutter. This breakthrough makes it possible to provide a general computer vision solution for manufacturing applications such as bin picking as well as warehouse automation tasks such as order fulfillment or inventory management. There long-term goal is to provide a universal 3D computer vision system that enables the robots of the future to see and understand the physical world.
Carmell Therapeutics Corporation
Carmell has developed a method of manufacturing biologically-active plastic materials from blood plasma. These plastics are sterile, off-the-shelf, easy to handle, shape and suture, have controlled degradation rates, contain known levels of bioactivity, and exhibit mechanical properties designed to match the repaired tissue. Carmell is focused on products for the sports medicine market with devices for the repair of tendon and cartilage injuries.
Carnegie Speech Company, Inc.
Carnegie Speech Company is the premier developer and provider of software for assessing and teaching spoken-language skills. Using speech recognition and artificial technologies licensed from Carnegie Mellon University, Carnegie Speech software enables personalized, cost-effective and scalable spoken-language assessment and training. With years of linguistic research, world-class technology and language tutoring expertise, Carnegie Speech provides spoken-language training software to a worldwide clientele in the Corporate Training/BPO, Government, Aviation, Education and Health Care sectors.
Cellumen, Inc. (Acquired by Apredica/Cyprotex)
Cellumen is the Systems Cell Biology company that is focused on delivering cellular models of disease and cytotoxicity that will revolutionize the drug discovery process and improve the quality of compounds entering clinical trials. The same systems cell biology approach is also being developed to optimize personalized medicine for clinical trials. Cellumen was acquired by Apredica/Cyprotex 8/4/10.
Cepstral provides speech technologies and services for the spoken delivery of information. We build high quality, natural sounding voices for hand-held, desktop, and server applications. Our technology is easy to incorporate and operates in a small memory footprint with low computing resources. In contrast with previous technologies, which are either very large systems or offer lower quality due to outdated technology, Cepstral Text-To-Speech (TTS) engines and voices can be deployed on mobile devices or in multiple instances on server platforms, making it the easiest to use and most versatile product available today.