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UF Innovate | Accelerate

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.

The Emerging Field of Regenerative Medicine: Personalized, Precision Medicine

Regenerative medicine, in conjunction with personalized medicine, is responsible for the next major paradigm shift in modern medicine. However, neither regenerative nor personalized precision medicine are subjects traditionally found in the curriculum of U.S. medical schools. As such, this emergence has been met with skepticism, doubt and confusion.

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.

DHS Prize Winners Announced in $195K Challenge To Counter Extreme Temperatures

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that UF startup and Accelerate resident Micro Nano Technologies, as one of their winners in the Cooling Solutions Challenge prize competition. The winners were each awarded funding, which totaled $195,000, for their innovative and creative ideas that sought climate-friendly cooling solutions to protect people in extreme heat conditions.

SATLANTIS, the Company That Manufactures Small Satellites for NASA

SATLANTIS specializes in making small cameras and satellites, weighing around 50 kilos, something that is not widely used on the market. Most companies are dedicated to making large satellites and this is where Juan Tomás Hernani, SATLANTIS' CEO, believes that one of the keys to his success is.

CDTI Enters in SATLANTIS’ Capital, in a 16.5 Million Round of Investment

With the entry of CDTI (the Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology) in its capital, UF startup and UF Innovate | Accelerate at The Hub resident SATLANTIS has closed its second-round investment to which Enagás, Sepi, Orza and Axis-Ico are also incorporated, for a cumulative total of 16.5 million euros.
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