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.
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.
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.
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.
LGC has announced the acquisition of UF startup Rapid Genomics, a provider of mid- to high-density Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) kits and services for genotyping in the agrigenomics market.
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.
What if in our attempt to build artificial intelligence we don’t simulate neurons in code and mimic neural networks in Python, but instead build actual physical neurons connected by physical synapses in ways very similar to our own biological brains? That’s precisely what UF startup Rain Neuromorphics, is trying to do: build a non-biological yet very human-style artificial brain.
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.
The Tech Tribune selected the best tech startups in Gainesville, and the top three are UF Innovate | Accelerate at The Hub graduates: Feathr, Admiral, and MYOLYN. MYOLYN is also a UF startup. Well done!
“Mental health benefits are just as important as physical health benefits,” says Dr. Sherry Benton, founder of digital behavioral health platform TAO Connect, a UF startup and UF Innovate | Accelerate at The Hub graduate.