New York
Top left: SUNY Upstate Institute of Human Performance. Top right: SUNY Upstate Weiskotten Hall (Biomedical research). Center: Syracuse University Life Science Facility. Bottom left: Syracuse University Link Hall (Bioengineering). Bottom Right: Syracuse University Lyman C. Smith (Engineering)
Location

The company

We are strategically located in a high technology area in Syracuse New York, i.e., next to Syracuse University, and the SUNY Upstate Medical University. Various local programs allow us to take advantage of the expertise and facilities around us.

Our mission is to equip mainly Life Science but also Engineering firms with products & services allowing them to take advantage of modeling and simulations to timely develop processes and devices. Our software can streamline complex manipulations, reduce time on task, and increase the quality of end products. We are also prepared to prototype complex electronic and more specifically Medical devices. With us design starts with a good understanding of the underlying processes which we usually model. Simulations enable to draw more precise specifications. This way we conceive effective prototypes in just a few iterations.

The Owner, Jacques Beaumont Ph.D. has a Bachelor's degree in Physics Engineering, a Master's degree in Physics, and a Ph.D. in Computational Bioengineering. He is highly experienced with the modeling and simulation of Biological systems, and has expertise in instrumentation, more specifically medical devices. see resume or full curriculum vitae for more information.

The company's expertise gravitates around scientific data visualization, the simulation of Complex Biological systems and the design of medical instruments. We offer a product to visualize a wide range of Biomedical & Medical data, i.e.: CT slices, three-dimensional reconstructions, large volume of fluorescence data, volume & surface models, field data superimposed to geometries, and flow patterns, to name a few. This product can be supplemented with our Integrated Development Environment (IDE). Together they offer a platform to rapidly design a front end user interface to a complex system and to route the generated data in our high performance scientific data viewer. This is ideal for Big Data problems.

Regarding the simulation of complex biological systems we have a strong expertise in electrophysiology. We offer a product to perform protein kinetics analysis (PKanalyzer). The underlying patented process can precisely quantify how drugs alter the kinetics of membrane channels and receptors. We have the software necessary to simulate the generation electrical activity by cells, and traveling electrical waves in tissue (e.g. fiber, sheets, slabs, organs).

Our services in this sector include the characterization of cell line, and the prediction of drug effect in large physiologic structures based on data collected in cells from the same species. For example we can generate reliable predictions on the electrophysiology of mice ventricles from data collected in mice ventricular myocytes. This can be done in the Human as well with the availability of human induced cardiac myocytes. Finally, we offer a similar line of services to test medical devices.

Our staff includes Engineers experienced with the design of electronic instruments, and more specifically with Medical devices. Indeed we are now completing a prototype micro-spectrophotometer to non-invasively measure the concentration of various chemicals in the blood.

Because strategically located Resources available are considerable. Syracuse University has a Life Science complex (center in the figure) equipped with state of the art technology to investigate biological processes including: confocal light microscopes, mass spectrometers, ultracentrifuges, nuclear magnetic resonance scanners, small animal vivaria, and very impressive facilities to prototype and test new biomaterials.

The SUNY Upstate Medical University has two high technology buildings, the institute of human performance (iHP, top left in the figure), and the Neuroscience Building (behind iHP). The iHP is a remarkable facility for rehabilitation therapy. It offers several benches to test rehabilitation technologies. The Neuroscience Building is equipped with high resolution imaging facilities to study growth patterns, and map electrical activity in the brain. It offers impressive means to test devices targeting the treatment of neurological disorders.

There currently exists a number of local programs that allow enterprises like us to take advantage of these facilities. These programs give us acces to the expertise of Faculty operating these facilities. Further these institutions graduate each year students with a wide range of expertise spanning: Engineering, Computer Science, and Biomedical sciences. Various academic programs like the co-op program of Syracuse University enable us to involve these students relatively early in their training such they are well prepared to work with our customers upon graduation.