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Startups in the News

  • Prometheon Pharma Wins MIT-CHIEF Business Plan Competition (MIT News)

    November 19, 2014
    Taking home the grand prize was Prometheon Pharma, a team based at the University of Florida. The startup, founded in 2011, has developed biodegradable patches for needleless drug delivery of large-molecule drugs, such as insulin. When applied to skin, a formula on the patch melts into an adhesive gel that also serves as a drug ... Read more
  • Rising UF Spinoff Companies Full of Promise (Gainesville Sun)

    November 10, 2014
    The University of Florida is one of the top schools in the country for generating royalties off of patentable and copyrightable ideas and inventions. Between 2010 and 2012, the university saw nearly $92 million in licensing revenue. The UF Office of Technology Licensing facilitates the transfer of an idea or invention into the marketplace. The ... Read more
  • Paracosm Raises $3.3 M From Atlas, iRobot to Turn Our World into a 3D Holodeck (Tech Crunch)

    November 4, 2014
    Parascom, a specialist in cloud-based 3D mapping software, has picked up a $3.3 million seed round of funding ? money it will use to build out its team and develop more and better algorithms for robotics, gaming and other applications that are built to operate in real-world space ? or, as founder and CEO Amir ... Read more
  • Prioria Secures Five New Contracts, Will Hire Engineers (Gainesville Sun)

    September 22, 2014
    Prioria Robotics, a startup based on UF research founded by UF alums, expects to hire several new engineers in the wake of securing multiple government contracts to provide unmanned aerial vehicle technology. The company announced that it is seeking engineers from several disciplines after it landed five contracts with different government agencies worth over $4 ... Read more
  • Sharklet Technologies Research Profiled (Washington Post)

    September 18, 2014
    Hospitals of the future could be covered in shark skin. Well, fake shark skin. A new study in the journal Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control touts the effectiveness of Sharklet — a shark-inspired material that prevents the spread of dangerous bacteria, based on technology developed at the University of Florida. Read more
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