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  • AxoGen Advances Its Platform for Nerve Repair (GlobeNewswire)
    UF startup AxoGen, Inc., a global leader in developing and marketing innovative surgical solutions for peripheral nerve damage, outlined its broadening platform for nerve repair at the company’s annual Analyst and Investor Day in New York City. The company highlighted surgical solutions for nerve damage in its core applications of extremity trauma, nerve compression, and oral and maxillofacial procedures. Additionally, the company announced its newest application in breast reconstruction neurotization and outlined its continued effort to evaluate expansions of the company’s portfolio of products in the surgical management of pain. “AxoGen has evolved from an initial niche product company in a new market to one with a comprehensive platform for nerve repair in an emerging peripheral nerve market,” said Karen Zaderej, president and CEO of AxoGen. “We are pleased to partner with surgeons to develop advanced procedures for the repair of peripheral nerves across an increasing range of applications with an expanding portfolio of products.”... Read more »
  • Marijuana Breathalyzers Create Cannabis Stock Frenzy (
    UF startup Cannabix Technologies Inc.’s recent patent filings for a cannabis-based Ignition Interlock Device have investors salivating. There is a lot of financial potential in the new technology. Stock prices rose almost 50 percent on the news in early November, from $0.45 a share to $0.70 a share. Over 1 million shares traded during that time. Legalization hits Canada come July 2018, and it is making its way across the U.S. as well. Governments are enacting regulatory frameworks to handle the new realities of legalized cannabis. And law enforcement wants reliable technologies to keep impaired drivers off the streets. Investors see big dividends if Cannabix brings the first Marijuana Breathalyzer to market.... Read more »
  • How to Pick the Customer Relationship System That’s Right for You (The Business Journals)
    Business development consultant Clifford Jones wrote this personal “How to: Marketing” article for The Business Journals to suggest potential CRMs and other marketing automation services, but from the start he states that he uses UF startup SharpSpring.  Read why: In 1983, when I started managing customer relationships, I used manila folders for filing. These later evolved into a 3 x 5 index card box, and then into a customer relationship management system called SharpSpring. UF startup SharpSpring combines how I manage people and relationships with the marketing automation I need such as web forms, automated follow up emails, tasks, reminders, notes, social media, landing pages and more.... Read more »
  • Exactech Device Gives Surgeons 3D View of Shoulder Socket (UnionLeader)
    A doctor at Portsmouth Regional Hospital says it has a new tool that will help patients who have shoulder surgery. Dr. Moby Parsons helped to develop the ExactechGPS Guided Personalized Surgery advanced platform, which allows surgeons to combine preoperative planning with intraoperative computer-assisted technology. Doctors can create a 3-D anatomical model of their patient’s shoulder that can be put into planning software, allowing for a more accurate implant placement, Parsons said.... Read more »
  • Washington University Completes Installation of Second MRIdian MR-Guided Radiotherapy System from ViewRay (PR Newswire)
    ViewRay, Inc. announced that the Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri, has completed installation of their new MRIdian Linac. This marks the hospital’s second MRIdian system, furthering their leadership role in the delivery of MR-guided radiation therapy. With a focus on improving patient care and outcomes, Siteman Cancer Center has a rich history of utilizing the most advanced medical technologies available. Using MRIdian, Siteman Cancer Center was the first center in the world to perform MR-guided adaptive radiation therapy in 2014. Today, Siteman delivers MRIdian MR-guided radiation therapy as part of its daily clinical practice. The Siteman Cancer Center was also the first to purchase the second generation MRIdian Linac. ... Read more »

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OTL News and Events

  • UF Incubator News: Innovation Hub Expansion Nears Completion (TV20)
    Since opening its doors in January 2012, the Innovation Hub at UF has provided space and resources for almost 3 dozen local technology startups, creating over 800 new jobs. Now the site is expanding. “We were basically at capacity and yet there were a lot more companies in the community … that needed to have access to the resources and the... Read more »
  • UF Incubator News: Captozyme Named as Florida Company to Watch
    Two University of Florida incubators and GrowFL are pleased to announce that startup Captozyme is among the 50 statewide winners selected for the 2017 Florida Companies to WatchSM. Captozyme, a biotechnology company developing therapeutic enzymes to prevent oxalate kidney stones, has developed its business in both the Innovation Hub at UF and the UF Sid Martin Biotechnology Institute in Alachua.... Read more »
  • UF to Receive Additional $7.4 Million in State Performance Funding (UF News)
    The University of Florida will receive an additional $7.4 million in state performance funding this year versus last year, bringing the total allotted to the university since 2014 to more than $103 million. The money will be used in UF’s ongoing efforts to hire and retain the world’s best and brightest faculty and keep the university on the path to... Read more »
  • New Report: Licensing of Academic Patents Has Contributed up to $1.3 Trillion to US Economy (BusinessWire)
    The licensing of university research has made a significant contribution to US gross domestic product (GDP), industry gross output, and jobs over the last two decades, according to an independent study commissioned by the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) and the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM), which was released today. The report, “The Economic Contribution of University/Nonprofit Inventions in the United... Read more »
  • OTL Is Hiring a Licensing Associate
    Do you want to change the world? OTL needs a licensing associate to join with us in our mission, moving inventions from the labs into the marketplace where they can make the world a better place. This licensing associate position assists a licensing team by providing administrative support for all aspects of managing the protection and licensing of new technologies. It involves... Read more »

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