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UF Innovate | The Hub

Admiral Named One of the Fastest Growing Companies in U.S.

The UF Innovate | Accelerate resident client Admiral also ranked as Top 100 (75) of Marketing and Advertising companies, Top 100 (90) from the state of Florida, and the #1 fastest growing company from its hometown of Gainesville, FL

Why Aren’t Digital Pills Taking Off?

In 2017, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) broke ground by approving the first drug with an embedded biosensor to track its use. The enthusiasm for digital approaches involving sensors, apps, and wearables that could transmit information across systems, commonly grouped under the term Internet of Things, also spread. Yet, despite the landmark FDA approval, digital pills have not exploded in pharma. Privacy and logistical concerns, especially while studying such applications for vulnerable populations, have lingered.

Using AI, UF Startup Companies Boost Ailing Citrus Industry

As news broke that Florida’s citrus industry ended this year’s growing season with its lowest production in eight decades, an unlikely union has formed between two University of Florida startup companies to help reverse the trend.

What Does a Dog’s Nose Know? A.I. May Soon Tell Us

UF Accelerate client Canaery, thinks it can read the neurons firing in a dog’s olfactory bulb in real-time and, with the help of machine learning, turn the animal into a detection device able to suss out a vast range of molecules, all without the animal having to be specially trained. “This does for scent what machine vision did for sight,” says Gabriel Lavella, Canaery’s founder and chief executive officer.

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.

Myrtelle Enters Into a Worldwide Exclusive License Agreement With Rescue Hearing To Develop and Commercialize Gene Therapy for the Treatment of Hearing Loss

Myrtelle Inc., a clinical stage gene therapy company focused on developing transformative treatments for rare genetic diseases, today announced that it has entered into a worldwide exclusive licensing agreement with UF Innovate | Accelerate at The Hub alum Rescue Hearing Inc. (RHI) to develop a novel gene therapy for DFNB8 genetic hearing loss.

DHS Announces Cooling Solutions Prize Challenge Finalists in Celebration of Earth Day

UF startup Micro Nano Technologies, announced as finalists in the Cooling Solutions Challenge prize competition. Launched in September 2021, by DHS Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), this $195,000 prize competition marks the first in a series focusing on national climate resilience.

Satlantis, LLC, Announces Strategic Investment

UF startup Satlantis, LLC ("Satlantis"), a US technology leader in high precision miniaturized satellites and cameras is pleased to announce a strategic investment from Encino Environmental Holdings, LLC ("Encino"). This investment will allow Satlantis to accelerate the commercialization of its satellite-based greenhouse gas (GHG) monitoring technology and develop new products and services for the North American market.
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