technology licensing

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.

Medication Safety 2.0: Advances in Adherence Technology

A recently published review on emerging smart technology innovations in the health care sector suggests various advanced technologies and methods may now significantly improve medication adherence.1 Two significant advances have been the ability to measure medication adherence and safety issues with medication event monitoring systems (MEMS) and smart blister packs containing radio frequency identification technology.

Oragenics Enters into Licensing Agreement with the National Research Council of Canada, to Pursue the Rapid Development of Next-Generation SARS-CoV-2 Vaccines

UF startup and UF Innovate | Sid Martin Biotech graduate Oragenics, Inc., a leader in the development of new antibiotics against infectious diseases and effective treatments for oral mucositis, announced it has entered into a licensing agreement with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) that will enable Oragenics to pursue the rapid development of next-generation vaccines against the SARS-CoV-2 virus and its variants.

Economic Impact

Despite the pandemic, University of Florida researchers conducted record amounts of research in 2020 and companies born of UF research continued to bring billions of dollars and thousands of jobs into the state.