HudsonAlpha Welcomes Two New Associate Companies To Its Campus

Nearly 50 companies sit on HudsonAlpha’s campus in Research Park

Huntsville — Polaris Sensor Technologies and Madison Core Laboratories opened offices at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology earlier this year.

“All of us welcome Polaris and Madison Core Labs to the HudsonAlpha campus,” said Carter Wells, Vice President for Economic Development at HudsonAlpha.  “We look forward to working together, integrating their teams into the HudsonAlpha ecosystem.”

Polaris Sensor Technologies is developing a novel method to disinfect and sterilize through a self-dispersing dry mist. The military and commercial use includes medical facilities, equipment and especially complex scopes with integrated optics and electronics. A similar chemical formulation has potential for agricultural use, and this team wishes to develop methods to envelop plants with organic pesticides. For more information about Polaris Sensor Technologies, visit

Madison Core Laboratories is a north Alabama-based clinical laboratory serving healthcare providers, long-term facilities, homebound patients, addiction clinics and industrial and corporate testing needs. 

“The team at Madison Core Laboratories is excited to be joining the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology as an associate company,” said Carlo Crespo, M.D., Chief Executive Officer. “We find tremendous value and synergy with the mission of HudsonAlpha, and look forward to collaboration opportunities as we continually strive to provide the best advanced diagnostic care for our community and beyond.”  

Madison Core Laboratories is also developing diagnostic tests in the areas of neuroscience, oncology and women’s health. For more information, visit

About HudsonAlpha

HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology is a nonprofit organization dedicated to innovating the field of genomic technology and science within health, agriculture, education, and commercialization. Founded in 2008 in Huntsville, the Institute strives to spark scientific discoveries that impact human health and wellbeing while bringing genomic medicine into clinical care. HudsonAlpha fosters life sciences entrepreneurship and encourages the creation of a genomics-literate society. The campus includes nearly 50 biotech companies and consists of 152 acres nestled within Cummings Research Park, the second largest research park in the nation. To learn more about HudsonAlpha, visit

Polaris Sensor Technologies Media Contact:

Michele Banish

Chief Executive Officer

Madison Core Laboratories Media Contact:

Martha Donze, SPHR, GPHR, SHRM-SCP

Vice President, Strategy and Business Operations 

HudsonAlpha Media Contact:

Emily Adelman

Communications Specialist