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Cannabix Technologies Begins Certification of Contactless Alcohol Breathalyzer, Re-Brands Product Series to Breath Logix

UF startup Cannabix Technologies Inc., developer of marijuana and alcohol breath-testing devices reports that it has shipped its Industrial Series Contactless Alcohol Breathalyzers (“CAB” devices) for certification testing and is rebranding the “CAB” name under the new “Breath Logix” product series, part of the company’s portfolio of marijuana and alcohol screening devices.

Ascend Acquires Beacon Gene Therapy Manufacturing Site

Ascend Advanced Therapies, a gene therapy development partner, has purchased Beacon Therapeutics’ contract, manufacturing, and controls team—along with the company's site, previously owned by UF Innovate | Accelerate graduate AGTC, located in Alachua, FL—a town considered to be a “biotech hub” in the state. The acquisition introduces a good manufacturing practice (GMP) plant into the fold, along with process and analytical development capabilities.

Satlantis Appoints Aitor Moriñigo Muñoz as First CEO of U.S. Subsidiary, Satlantis LLC

Satlantis, a technology company specializing in high-resolution Earth observation payloads for microsatellites, is pleased to announce the appointment of Aitor Moriñigo Muñoz as the first Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of their American subsidiary, Satlantis LLC, a UF startup and resident client at UF Innovate | Accelerate. Morinigo Munoz brings industry experience and expertise to this pivotal role.

SATLANTIS Launches HORACIO, Its Sixth Mission and Third Full-Solution Satellite for Infrared and Visible Earth Observation

SATLANTIS, a leading global provider of advanced Earth Observation technologies, announced its sixth mission with the launch of the HORACIO satellite on March 4, aboard SpaceX's Transporter-10 mission on a Falcon9 rocket, a ride-share flight along with other satellites to a Sun-Synchronous Orbit 520-590 km above Earth. The launch took place from the Space Force Base in California. The company headquarters are located in Bilbao, Spain, within the University of the Basque Country Science Park, and SATLANTIS LLC is based within UF Innovate | Accelerate at The Hub.

New Technique May Help Scientists Stave Off Coral Reef Collapse

In a first for helping coral polyps respond to warming and acidifying oceans, scientists from the University of Florida have recreated the first stage of the coral skeleton creation process in a common, squishy sea anemone. The technique transforms this soft-bodied creature into the perfect lab model for researching coral skeletons and developing ways to bolster coral polyps in a changing climate. 

UF Innovate hosted a reception for Dr. Juan Gilbert on Thursday, November 30th. The reception was to celebrate Dr. Gilbert receiving the National Medal of Technology and Innovation from President Joe Biden.

Tech Tuesday: Standing InnOvation

In this Tech Tuesday, UF Innovate's Melanie Morón is joined by Jim O’Connell, the Assistant Vice President for Commercialization and the Director of UF Innovate, at Standing InnOvation, UF Innovate | Tech Licensing’s annual event to honor and celebrate the achievements of innovators across the University of Florida.
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