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Zinnia Safety Systems, LLC

Zinnia’s technology addresses a major public health problem. Our mission is to offer the first technology to successfully prevent suicide.

  • Stage Product In Development
  • Industry Medical Devices and Equipment
  • Location Syracuse, NY, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded January 2013

Company Summary

Zinnia produces medical device systems that monitor individuals for suicide attempts in custodial settings, where suicides occur more frequently than in the general public. Psychiatric hospitals and jails bear large operating, regulatory, and liability expenses to address suicide. Our system will reduce the consequences of suicide, including injury, disability, and death; thereby reducing the institutional costs.


  • Dr. Kaufman is an Assistant Professor of Forensic Psychiatry at SUNY Upstate. He is an expert in suicide, psychiatric malpractice, and correctional psychiatry. He formed Zinnia on the basis of this innovation in the beginning of 2013.

Previous Investors

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    SUNY RF Technology Accelerator Fund
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    SUNY Upstate Medical University Research Administration
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    Centerstate CEO Grants for Growth