Invention Thrives Here.

Our scientists and engineers bridge the gap between early stage ideas and proof of concept demonstrations.

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WE Invent

At Intellectual Ventures, we believe that invention sparks progress. We believe in the inventor, and in the collaborative nature of invention. We believe that to make meaningful advances, we have to embrace new ideas – to dare to see the world a different way. We believe that while failure is a part of taking risks, it is also a tool for learning and a foundation on which to build the next idea.


We discover, invent & develop advanced technology in a wide variety of fields for commercial or humanitarian use.

Artificial Diet

IV Lab is developing an artificially manufactured mosquito food to help scientists and health programs raise mosquitoes effectively.

Optical TB Diagnostics

IV Lab is developing novel optical detection methods for automated identification of Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

Malaria Diagnostics

IV Lab is developing new malaria diagnostic techniques in support of elimination and eventual eradication of malaria.

Milking and Transportation System

The Milking and Transportation System is a safer, more affordable milking, storage and transportation system for milk collection.

Photonic Fence

One potential use of the Photonic Fence is to create a virtual fence that detects insects as they cross its plane.

Passive Vaccine Storage Device

Our passive vaccine storage device keeps vaccines cold for a month or more to extend vaccination services in developing countries.

The Laboratory

Our 87,000 square feet of workspace includes dedicated photonics, nanotechnology, electronics, environmental testing, metallurgical analysis, physics, chemistry and biology laboratories, as well as a state-of-the-art instrument shop and mosquito insectary.

Instrument Shop

The Instrument Shop allows IV Lab to develop ideas quickly from concept through to manufacture and testing.


Our 200 square foot Insectary houses species from both the Aedes and Anopheles mosquito genera.

Environmental Chambers

Tests in our Environmental Chambers are designed to collect data in conditions beyond what we expect in the field.


The Photonics Lab leverages a combination of world-class tools and diverse optical expertise.


The Electronics Lab houses a wide selection of specialized equipment and software for prototype fabrication and analysis.

Biology + Chemistry

The Biology and Chemistry Lab combines a pair of active wet laboratories with experienced biologists and chemists.


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Relationships Matter

We believe collaboration is essential to the invention process.