Collaboration and Investment

Thermal Gradient is always open to discussions with investors and strategic partners in the diagnostic industry who are interested in co-development and distribution of new products based on our technology.  We offer a unique opportunity to enter the molecular diagnostic business with an advantaged technology, an experienced management team and a large and well-defined initial product offering.

Thermal Gradient is also offering licensing opportunitues in molecular biological applications including bio-defense, forensics, genetic testing, food and water testing and general laboratory nucleic acid research.


Thermal Gradient has been privileged to work with exceptional partners and collaborators.  Each brings a unique set of contributions to the variety of projects underway. Some of these partners are:

Virginia Biotechnology Association

The Virginia Biotechnology Association is the premier statewide non-profit trade association representing the life sciences industry in the Commonwealth of Virginia. More than 200 member organizations have joined forces to make Virginia Bio an effective advocate for the biopharmaceutical and device industries before federal, state and local policy-makers. Virginia Bio is the official state affiliate of the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), in Washington, D.C.

Trillium Group

Trillium Group is a Rochester, N.Y.-based private equity firm managing early stage venture capital and growth equity funds. Trillium partners have extensive venture/private equity investment and management experience, having been chief executive officers, presidents and board members of a wide variety of startup companies, joint ventures, and Fortune 100 multinationals. Trillium is dedicated to achieving venture rates of return on invested capital at acceptable levels of risk.

Smart System Technology and Commercialization Center

STC’s mission is to promote technology-led economic development through world-class smart systems’ innovation. A common platform for the development and commercialization of smart systems devices is achieved by leveraging the combined resources of STC and College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering.

At the core of STC’s technical capabilities is an infrastructure supporting the design, fabrication and packaging of micro- electromechanical systems (MEMS). Smart systems technologies, including MEMS, are essential to satisfy the growing technical demands in the security, defense, medical, transportation, industrial, consumer electronics and telecommunications markets.

Rochester BioVenture Center

The Rochester BioVenture Center is a biotechnology incubator in great Rochester, NY region which serves as an essential link in the chain of resources necessary to promote and foster the growth of early stage life science companies.