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UF Innovate | Tech Licensing

CEO of UF Startup AxoGen is appointed to EyePoint Pharmaceuticals Board of Directors

EyePoint Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a pharmaceutical company committed to developing and commercializing therapeutics to improve the lives of patients with serious eye disorders, today announced the appointment of Karen Zaderej to its Board of Directors. Ms. Zaderej is currently the President, Chief Executive Officer and Chair of the Board at UF Startup and Accelerate graduate AxoGen, Inc., and brings more than 35 years of biopharmaceutical and medical device experience to the role.

Leaders in Agriculture and Aerospace Partner To Create Rapid Crop Evaluation for Farmers

SATLANTIS LLC (SATLANTIS) and Agriculture Intelligence, Inc (AgIntel) announced a collaborative initiative with leading industry experts to combine agriculture intelligence and high resolution satellite monitoring with hopes to enhance current crop evaluation techniques for growers significantly. In late May, SATLANTIS successfully launched a satellite from the Cape Canaveral Force Station on board a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.

Oragenics Appoints Seasoned Vaccine Executive Kimberly Murphy as President and Chief Executive Officer

UF startup and UF Innovate | Sid Martin Biotech graduate Oragenics, a biotech company dedicated to fighting infectious diseases including coronaviruses, announces the appointment of Ms. Kimberly M. Murphy, member of the Board of Directors, as President and Chief Executive Officer effective June 23, 2022. Ms. Murphy brings more than 25 years of vaccine industry experience at leading pharmaceutical companies including serving as a key leader in the successful US and Global launch of Merck’s HPV/Gardasil Franchise. Ms. Murphy joined Oragenics’ Board of Directors in 2020.

Research to Renewal: Advancing University Tech Transfer

The American research university is a unique institution that much of the world has long tried to emulate. Many times under-appreciated in the U.S., research universities are one of the most important knowledge assets of cities and states for economic development purposes. These universities influence the economic prospects of their regions and the nation overall in multiple ways. That said, ranking overall in second place, the University of Florida is the top public university on this list.

CITI Program and Biotility at UF Announce Partnership

The Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI Program), the leader in online research, ethics, and compliance training, and Biotility at the University of Florida announced an exclusive licensing agreement to offer select Biotility’s biotech training courses on CITI Program’s learning platform.
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