UF Innovate | Accelerate

MLM Biologics Developing Wound Infection Prevention Device for Military

MLM Biologics Inc., a graduate company of Sid Martin Biotech, has been awarded nearly $1.5 million by the US Army to develop a device that prevents infection in battlefield wounds. The device will utilize MLM Biologic's collagen processing and stabilization technologies. The focus is on preventing infection in complex, traumatic injuries in austere environments. The company plans to incorporate their proprietary technologies and proven anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial components, with potential civilian use in the future.

Lacerta and Prevail, a Wholly Owned Subsidiary of Lilly, Sign Agreement To Develop Novel AAV Capsids for CNS Disorders

Lacerta Therapeutics, a leader in the development of adeno-associated virus (AAV) technologies for the treatment of central nervous system (CNS) diseases, announced a new AAV capsid licensing and research collaboration agreement with Prevail Therapeutics, a wholly owned subsidiary of Eli Lilly and Company. The collaboration will focus on the discovery and development of novel AAV capsids for CNS diseases.

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.

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.