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Orthogonal, Inc.

Enabling the flexible display revolution by leveraging the existing infrastructure.

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Nanotechnology
  • Location Rochester, NY, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded May 2009
  • Employees 9
  • Website

Company Summary

Orthogonal is a specialty chemicals company that makes processing chemicals for organic electronic materials. These materials can be used for advanced flexible displays that can free the display industry from today's commoditized LCDs, without major changes to infrastructure. Orthogonal products can also be used to make advanced biomedical devices that take advantage of organic electronics unique interface with biological systems.


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    John DeFranco

    John research at Cornell University has focused on developing patterning and processing techniques for organic electronic materials, primarily using photolithography and standard cleanroom techniques. He has 25 publications in peer-reviewed journals and >400 citations.
    He founded Orthogonal shortly after graduating and is currently CEO.

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    Terry O'Toole
    VP of Intellectual Property

    Terry received his PhD in Inorganic Chemistry from UNC, Chapel Hill in 1989. He comes to Orthogonal from Eastman Kodak Company with 12 years of intellectual property management experience. From 2001 to 2008, as Intellectual Property Manager of Kodak’s OLED Business Unit, he led the expansion of Kodak’s OLED patent portfolio from about 100 patent families in 2001 to over 750 in 2007.

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    Chuck Wright
    Senior Chemist

    Chuck has over 22 years of synthetic organic chemistry experience with Kodak and Sigma-Aldrich. He is experienced with chemical scale-up and polymer chemistry.

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    Doug Robello
    Senior Research Chemist

    Doug worked for nearly 26 years at Kodak as a researcher in organic and polymer synthesis in support of Kodak electronic imaging and printing technologies. He is a co-inventor on 45+ patents.


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    Sidley Austin