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Startups in the News

  • Sun BioPharma Progresses in Its Pursuit of Therapeutics for Pancreatic Cancer (GlobeNewswire)
    UF startup Sun BioPharma, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company developing disruptive therapeutics for the treatment of patients with pancreatic diseases, reported additional progress in the Phase 1 Study of the Company’s candidate SBP101 for pancreatic cancer.  The Study’s Data Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB) has completed its independent safety review of the data from the dosing of the second cohort of patients.  As a result of this review, the Company has implemented progression to the third patient cohort in the dose escalation phase of the study.... Read more »
  • ViewRay (VRAY) Approved to Market MRIdian System in Japan (StreetInsider)
    UF startup ViewRay, Inc. announced that the company received Shonin approval from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) to market the MRIdian System. MRIdian is the world’s first and only clinical MRI-guided radiation therapy system. Japan is the world’s third largest market for radiation oncology, and this approval represents a significant step in ViewRay’s geographic expansion. ViewRay is represented in Japan by ITOCHU Corporation, one of the three largest general trading companies in Japan. ITOCHU has been focusing on the healthcare business to promote important medical innovations in Japan for approximately 40 years.... Read more »
  • Former Gates Foundation and Baxter Executive Peter H. Khoury, Ph.D. Joins Nanotherapeutics as Chief Commercial Officer (BusinessWire Company Press Release)
    Nanotherapeutics, Inc., a contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) based on University of Florida research, announced that Peter Khoury, Ph.D. has joined the company as Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer. Dr. Khoury was with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, serving as Senior Program Officer, Life Science Partnerships, Office of the President for Global Health. Prior to his tenure with the Gates Foundation, from 2002 to 2012, Dr. Khoury was Vice President, Global Marketing at Baxter International, where he led the development and implementation of the company’s vaccines business strategies, product management, business plans, and ex-European vaccine sales.... Read more »
  • ViewRay is “Best-Performing Company” in Ohio on Forbes List (Dayton Business Journal)
    A Cleveland company based on UF research was listed as the best performer in Ohio on Forbes magazine’s list, “Best Performing Company in Each State”. ViewRay also posted the best rate of return of any company on the list: 3,700 percent between June 8, 2015, and June 8, 2016. ViewRay designs, manufactures and markets the MRIdian radiation therapy system.... Read more »
  • NVerpix Wins Best Prototype Award for Its CNT-Based OLET Displays
    The nVerPix team presented its CNT-based OLET display technology at the Society for Information Display Conference (SID Display Week 2016), and won the “best prototype” award. The UF startup launched In 2011 with funding from Nanoholdings.... Read more »

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OTL News and Events

  • A Record-Breaking Year for Moving UF Technologies to Market (UF News)
    The University of Florida’s Office of Technology Licensing signed a record 122 licenses and options and launched 17 startup companies in fiscal year 2015-16, topping last year’s total of 85 licenses by 43 percent. Officials cited a favorable economic climate, more than $700 million in university research and hard work by an experienced tech transfer staff as reasons for the... Read more »
  • The Numbers are In: UF is Good for Florida (UF News)
    Private companies licensing technology from the University of Florida infused nearly $2.3 billion into the state of Florida economy last year and accounted for the employment of more than 10,600 people, according to a newly released study of UF’s statewide economic impact. … UF boasts an active program for licensing patented technologies developed through university research to private companies. In... Read more »
  • OTL Is Hiring an MTA Fellow
    We are looking for a dependable, goal-oriented student to join our team. The MTA fellow will assist in the handling of incoming and outgoing contracts for the transfer of tangible materials in and out of the University of Florida. In particular, the fellow will assist with day to day processing of MTAs and maintain detailed and precise records of all MTA... Read more »
  • Orange and Blue With Envy (SRQ Magazine)
    When he toured Gainesville, including the Office of Technology Licensing and the Innovation Hub, a couple of weeks ago with partners in the new University of Florida Innovation Station coming to Sarasota County, Gulf Coast Community Foundation President and CEO Mark Pritchett “was blown away” by what he saw. ... Read more »
  • 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 »

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