Startup Companies

The UF Office of Technology Licensing (OTL) helped start more than 160 biomedical and technology companies based on university research. Here, you can read OTL-produced Company Opportunity Sheets, view websites and watch videos about a selection of these startups. The list is continually updated and categorized under accordion menus. See an alphabetized list of startup companies here.

Human Healthcare

  • Clinipace

    A global full-service digital contract research organization (dCRO) that has pioneered an innovative service model to serve the unique needs of venture-backed, mid-tier, and strategic pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device firms.

  • Enterade

    Commercializing a medical food that helps maintain hydration and restore normal GI function during chemotherapy and radiation treatment.

  • Gila Therapeutics, Inc.

    Gila Therapeutics, Inc. is a biomedical technology company targeting a new pathway to treat obesity by increasing fullness, decreasing caloric intake and producing weight loss.

  • HyGreen

    A medical-technology company commercializing the HyGreen Hand Hygiene Recording and Reminding System, the first and most comprehensive tool to definitively monitor adherence to hand hygiene protocol.


    Creates rehab technology for people with neurological disorders fighting to achieve ambitious health and athletic goals.

  • Saisijin Biotech

    A biomaterials company engaging in the research, creation, and commercialization of biomaterial products for the scientific, academic and biotechnology communities.

  • Xhale

    A medical-technology company developing and commercializing patient-centric monitoring solutions for the healthcare industry.


  • AGTC

    Developing gene-therapy cures for rare eye diseases.

  • AxoGen

    A leading medical technology company dedicated to peripheral nerve repair.

  • BetaStem Therapeutics

    Developing adult stem-cell therapy for diabetes and cancer.

  • DNAtrix

    A biotech company focusing on the development of oncolytic viruses for cancer.

    Read DNAtrix Company Opportunity Sheet

  • Gila Therapeutics, Inc.

    Gila Therapeutics, Inc. is a biomedical technology company targeting a new pathway to treat obesity by increasing fullness, decreasing caloric intake and producing weight loss.

  • Morphogenesis Inc.

    Harnessing the power of cells as tools, technologies and therapies.

  • NanoMedex Inc.

    Nanotechnology to improve pharmaceuticals.

  • Nanotherapeutics

    An integrated biopharmaceutical company with a focus on development and manufacturing.

  • NanoTherics

    Provides superior-performance, magnetic-based tools to address global markets and to underpin the research and development of current and future nanoparticle, magnetic particle, cancer therapy, drug delivery, genetic screening and gene therapy programs.

  • Nanozyme, Inc.

    Virus-destroying nanobots.

    Read Nanozyme, Inc. Company Opportunity Sheet

  • Oceanyx

    Drug discovery and development from marine biology-based research.

  • OneVax

    OneVax is a drug-development company focused on stemming the epidemic of autoimmune disease, particularly type 1 diabetes through novel particle-based formulations that eliminate the self-destructive immune responses of such disorders, with significant advantages over traditional therapies: the capacity for controlled time release, improved stability, and localized delivery

  • Oragenics

    A biopharmaceutical company focused primarily on oral probiotics products and novel antibiotics for humans and companion pets.

  • Quick-Med Technologies, Inc.

    A life sciences company focused on developing proprietary, broad-based technologies for infection prevention and control in the consumer and healthcare markets.

  • Sideris Pharmaceuticals

    Treatment for iron overload disease

  • Sun BioPharma

    A first-in-class therapy for pancreatic cancer.

  • XORTX Pharma Corp

    A drug-development company primarily focused on orphan disease indications which have a uric acid imbalance as well as metabolic syndrome, diabetes and diabetic nephropathy.  

    Read XORTX Pharma Corp Company Opportunity Sheet


  • Advanced fPAT Imaging

    A medical-device company developing an imaging platform for improved detection and monitoring of breast cancer in women of all breast tissue densities.

  • Banyan Biomarkers

    A leader in developing in vitro diagnostic products to address unmet clinical needs for the detection of traumatic brain injury.

  • Covitect

    A bioengineering company devoted to the development and commercialization of automated systems that accelerate life-science technology.

    Read Covitect Company Opportunity Sheet

  • EnCor Biotechnology Inc.

    Developing and commercializing unique, well-characterized antibody reagents and ELISA type assays for academic, biopharmaceutical and clinical research.

  • Geneaidyx

    Improving the lives of individuals with alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency and their families through research and development, and service.

Medical Device


  • BioProdex

    Research, development, sales and service of biological products for pest control and environmental protection, contract research and biopesticide consultant services.

  • Florida Insect Control Group

    A mosquito-control technology company dedicated to the development of products that can be used worldwide in the fight against the leading infectious disease-carrying pest, the mosquito.

    Read Florida Insect Control Group Company Opportunity Sheet

  • Integrated Plant Genetics Inc.

    A development-stage biotechnology company developing, producing and licensing new technologies for crop improvement and pathogen control.

  • RAPiD Genomics

    Offering DNA genotyping and data analysis solutions for applications in the agriculture, forestry and livestock industries.


  • Altavian, Inc.

    An unmanned-aircraft solutions provider that integrates engineering and manufacturing with services that enable the technology for federal, state, local, and commercial clients.

    Read Altavian, Inc. Company Opportunity Sheet

  • ChaoLogix

    Enabling semiconductor manufacturers to produce integrated circuits with maximum security, safe from malicious side-channel attacks at ultra-low levels of power.

  • Fishing Physics

    Commecializing ecofriendly, long-lasting hydrogel fishing baits with scent-based attractants.

    Read Fishing Physics Company Opportunity Sheet

  • Gallia Semiconductor

    Manufacturer of Gallium Nitride (GaN) substrate structures for the LED and wide band-gap power electronics markets, using critically differentiated technology and manufacturing processes to produce very low cost devices that address targeted markets.

  • IC2 Interdisciplinary Consulting Corp

    A technology-development company commercializing miniaturized instrumentation that monitors health of aerospace propulsion systems and enables reduced aircraft noise and improved fuel efficiency.

  • NanoPhotonica

    Bringing innovative nanomaterials and production techniques to enable market-altering improvements to displays, solar panels, as well as other electronic device industries

  • Optym

    Bringing efficiency to transportation networks through optimization, simulation and data analytics solutions.

  • Prioria

    A developer of small unmanned aerial vehicle systems and related technologies, most notably the Maveric, a breakthrough composite carbon fiber UAV.

  • Rapid Mobile Technologies

    Mobile network emulation technology.

  • ReliOx

    Revolution in microbial contamination control.

  • Satlantis

    A technology development company specializing in innovative technologies for use on constellations of microsatellites.

  • Sinmat Inc.

    Develops products via planarization-enabled technologies used in semiconductor manufacturing for computer chips, solid state lighting, and power devices.

  • Smart Structures Inc.

    Global leader in wireless Embedded Data Collector (EDC) solutions precast into concrete and used to determine pile capacity and integrity in real-time.



  • Apollidon Learning

    Connecting students and faculty to leading educational programs.

  • Ocoos

    Affordable and complete online business solutions.

  • Paracosm

    A cloud-based software company that leverages 3D mapping technology to unleash the digital world into reality.

    Read Paracosm Company Opportunity Sheet

  • Peerfit

    A health-technology company developing a flexible wellness currency that increases access to the top wellness experiences, starting with the fitness market.

    Read Peerfit Company Opportunity Sheet

  • Red Lambda

    A technology company that has developed a next-generation IT security and analytics solution for Big Data environments.

  • Shadow Health

    An educational software developer of rich, interactive learning environments including the Digital Clinical Experience™ for nursing and allied health education programs.

  • SharpSpring

    Powerful, affordable marketing automation for everyone.

  • TAO Connect

    A telemedicine platform that delivers effective mental health therapy via college and university counseling centers, employee assistance programs, outpatient and inpatient medical and mental health centers, and private practicioners.

    Read TAO Connect Company Opportunity Sheet

  • TapShield

    Smartphone emergency alerts

  • Verigo

    A supply-chain IT company bringing unprecedented visibility to perishable logistics by providing real-time, actionable data for every item to maximize quality and safety from farm to fork.

    Read Verigo Company Opportunity Sheet