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Startups in the News

  • AGTC Announces New Corporate Office and Lab Facility (Business Report of North Central Florida)
    Applied Genetic Technologies Corporation, a biotechnology company conducting human clinical trials of adeno-associated virus (AAV)-based gene therapies for the treatment of rare diseases, recently announced the opening of a new combined use corporate office and laboratory facility in the rapidly growing North Central Florida biotech corridor. AGTC was founded based on technology developed at the University of Florida, and the company maintains extensive ties to the University through multiple Sponsored Research Agreements. These contracts cover basic research for many new product candidates, support of clinical trials and projects that will enhance the basic AAV technology platform.... Read more »
  • SharpSpring Moving into Nimbus Building (Gainesville Sun)
    The Nimbus building now under construction at the edge of Innovation Square will be renamed the SharpSpring building now that the rapidly growing software company plans to occupy all 15,604 square feet. Trimark Properties is building the narrow two-story building at 550 SW Second Ave. on the former site of the relocated Gainesville Dojo. Trimark originally envisioned Nimbus as a co-work space for entrepreneurs and small-business owners to rent a desk or a small office, but SharpSpring has outgrown its space in the renovated Firestone complex after less than two years.... Read more »
  • Gov. Rick Scott Returns to Nanotherapeutics to Talk Jobs (Gainesville Sun)
    In October 2013, Gov. Rick Scott turned the first shovel of dirt at a ceremonial groundbreaking for biopharmaceutical company Nanotherapeutics’ new headquarters near Progress Park in the city of Alachua. Two and a half years later, Scott was back on Tuesday to tour the nearly completed, spacious but still unfurnished and unequipped 180,000-square-foot, $138 million manufacturing plant.... Read more »
  • ViewRay Inc. Approved to List Its Stock on the NASDAQ Global Market (Crain’s Cleveland Business)
    ViewRay Inc., an Ohio company whose technology is based on University of Florida research, will be listed on the NASDAQ. The Oakwood Village company, which makes an MRI-guided radiation therapy system, has been approved to list its stock on the NASDAQ Global Market, according to a news release announcing the company’s year-end results. In a few days, it should begin trading under the VRAY symbol — the same one it has been using on the OTCQB Venture Marketplace.... Read more »
  • ViewRay Inserts Linear Particle Accelerator Into Its Cancer Therapy Machine (Crain’s Cleveland Business)
    ViewRay, an Ohio company whose technology is based on UF research, has found a way to address a problem that prevents some potential customers from buying its radiation therapy machines. The company has built a new machine that uses a linear particle accelerator to deliver radiation to cancer patients. The existing machine uses radiation from cobalt. The Oakwood Village-based company has had some success selling its cobalt-based MRIdian system, which lets doctors watch live MRI images of cancerous tumors as they shoot them with radiation. ViewRay’s backlog of orders more than doubled last year, hitting $78 million at the end of September.... Read more »

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OTL News and Events

  • OTL is Hiring a Marketing Specialist (Apply Through UF Jobs)
    Are you a marketing professional who’s interested in moving research discoveries from lab to market to make the world a better place? Apply for the OTL Marketing and Communications Specialist position through the UF Jobs website! This position manages all aspects of campaigns marketing UF research discoveries to potential licenses in order to bring these discoveries to the market. This position also manages a... Read more »
  • Researchers: Tap Into a New Source of Funding
    Tap Into a New Source of Funding with SBIR  When: 9 am to 5 pm April 22 Where: The Innovation Hub at the University of Florida  As it gets harder to find funding for your innovations, federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants are more important than ever. Help increase your competitive edge at a full-day workshop at the Innovation Hub run by... Read more »
  • Applications Open for OTL Marketing Fellows
    Do you want to be part of OTL’s mission to transfer discoveries from the lab to the market to make the world a better place? Are you are a University of Florida student with an interest in science and relevant writing experience? Then apply now to the OTL Fellows Program. We are accepting applications for Marketing Fellows through April 18. UF OTL is a... Read more »
  • Moving Inventions Beyond the Lab (UF News)
    Shirley Pincus woke up in her hospital bed and waited for the pain. Years of failed surgeries had eroded her optimism. The pain always came back. A nerve block hadn’t helped. Amputating the tips of two toes didn’t, either. A nerve-repair technology invented by University of Florida scientists had given her a glimmer of hope, but after more than seven hours of... Read more »
  • Commercialization of UF Research Comes to Life (Business in Greater Gainesville Magazine)
    Shirley Pincus took the stage to thank her heroes on Tuesday (March 8) – the people who created a treatment that ended her battle with pain. Pincus spoke on a panel on AxoGen, the Alachua-based company that developed a nerve graft that is changing lives as part of the University of Florida’s A Celebration of Innovation, held at the Hilton UF... Read more »

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