Alabama Launchpad

Alabama Launchpad helps high growth companies start, stay and grow in Alabama while supporting, advocating, and recognizing entrepreneurship statewide. Alabama Launchpad is a program of the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama. Please click "Continue" in the bottom right-hand corner to view our interactive timeline showcasing startup competition winners, Phase 0 Award recipients and Innovation Award winners.

2007-01-01 22:56:15

Halo Monitoring

Halo Monitoring and myHalo are now part of MobileHelp, the first and only medical alert system to offer you the ultimate in independence, confidence, freedom and peace of mind. MobileHelp is America’s leading provider of M-PERS (Mobile-Personal Emergency Response System) technology. Based in Boca Raton, Florida, MobileHelp services clients in all 50 states. MobileHelp develops and distributes market leading products such as DUO, the first fully integrated medical alert system with GSM/GPS technology, SOLO, an innovative alert solution for people without home telephone lines and Classic Help, a traditional Medical Alert System. MobileHelp’s M-PERS devices are integrated with nationwide wireless voice and data and GPS technology to provide real-time medical monitoring services and location tracking for expedited personal emergency assistance. MobileHelp also offers Caregiver Tools, an innovative event notification and online tracking platform for families and caregivers. MobileHelp, has built a reputation for quality and affordable solutions for personal protection and peace-of-mind in or away from your home.

2008-01-01 18:45:29

SSS Optical Technologies

SSS Optical Technologies, LLC (SSSOT) is a small business located in Huntsville, Alabama, a short distance from NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Redstone Arsenal, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Oakwood University, and Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University. The company consists of a core of engineers and scientists; a supporting technical staff is augmented by key consultants. The company’s expertise covers optical, mechanical, and electrical engineering, physics, chemistry, and material science. SSSOT develops and markets commercially viable optical technologies and products/services related to those technologies for applications ranging from basic research to complex industrial use. These technologies are covered with patents and provisional patent applications.

2009-01-01 09:36:08

Spectrum PhenomX

Spectrum PhenomX develops and applies high-throughput phenotyping techniques to streamline the analysis of complex genetic diseases, such as cancer and obesity. These techniques provide a quantitative and genomic assessment of how variant genes can change activities of cellular pathways that can trigger specific disease processes. The company is led by Dr. John Hartman, Associate Professor of Genetics at UAB.

2009-06-01 16:42:20

Innovative Composite Solutions

Innovative Composite Solutions specializes in the design, development and manufacture of high-end thermoplastic composite components for the military, aerospace, mass transit and other high demand industry sectors. A thermoplastic composite material is a lightweight, recyclable, heat-reversible and fiber-reinforced plastic. The company provides turnkey solutions for the replacement of metal components and structures in applications that demand improved performance.

2010-01-01 15:48:14

Swift Biotechnology

Swift is developing state of the art technologies that will save lives and save our health care system billions of dollars in unnecessary treatments made necessary due to late diagnosis. Swift is initially targeting development of screening modalities for endometrial and ovarian cancer. Our company is also pursuing plans for development of screens for other cancers and delivery systems which can transport treatment regimens by novel means in a site-specific manner. Swift Biotechnology is partnering with the University of South Alabama’s Mitchell Cancer Institute, the premier cancer research facility on the Gulf Coast, and our offices are located on the premises.

2010-04-01 02:29:51

GeneCapture, Inc.

GeneCapture is a startup company developing a product to rapidly detect bacterial and viral infections in a portable instrument for use in clinics, field applications, airports, and at borders. The patented technique, which is now automated in a prototype, will screen germs in blood, urine, and wounds against a wide array of genetic signatures and report the results in less than 1 hour. The company is now beginning human sample validation tests. This rapid detection device could be applied to human and animal health as well as agriculture and bio-threats.

2010-07-01 01:41:17

Inventure Renewables

Sutterlin Technologies, now Inventure Renewables, placed third in the 2010 competition. Affiliated with the University of Alabama, Sutterlin Technologies developed a slow-release pheromone technology for control of the coddling moth in fruit orchards. Inventure Renewables provides process technologies for the rapid, low-cost, high yield extraction of mixed sugars and other value-added derivatives from waste biomass and agribusiness residues. Its patented Mixed Super Critical Fluid technology can be used to convert a host of low-value biomass – including cane bagasse, rice straw, corn stover, corn cobs, palm fiber and farm and forest residues – into sugars, high grade pulp, biochemicals and fuel. These materials can be used in used in conventional biofuel oleochemical and fermentation pathways to produce ethanol, or upgraded into a range of chemical intermediates to form fuels, plastics, and other valuable products.

2011-01-15 20:02:28


In June 2009 IOLITEC incorporated its US distribution subsidiary in order to improve our services to customers in the USA, Canada and Mexico. The US headquarters are located at the AIME Bldg at The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. The operative business at the subsidiary started in February 2010. From the US entity a selected portfolio of currently 50 in-stock items is available to customers in the USA, Canada and Mexico. However, all products from IOLITEC’s catalogue are available on request. In addition custom manufacturing of ionic liquids is offered. A catalogue of our ionic liquids portfolio with prices for all products in US-$ is available on request. All products are available in quantities from lab over pilot plant to industrial scale.

2011-06-01 20:02:28

IPC Foam

IPC Foam is a proposed structural materials company based on a novel composite foam invented by Hareesh Tippur, professor in Auburn’s Department of Mechanical Engineering, and his former graduate student, Rahul Jhaver. The lightweight material has improved strength and energy absorption properties over similar products currently available on the market, and could see applications in the aerospace, maritime and automotive industries.

2012-01-01 09:47:33


ArchPatent was founded on August 25, 2011 in Rocket City USA (Huntsville, Alabama). Our founders share a passion for solving the complex, real world challenges that customers encounter in the high capacity management of data. ArchPatent is committed to providing patent professionals with cutting edge real time solutions that deliver accurate, insightful analysis.

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