Monday, May 14, 2018
TissueTech Inc. Awarded Patent for Compositions of Morselized Umbilical Cord and Amniotic Membrane

TissueTech Inc., a Miami-based developer of regenerative amniotic tissue-based products, announced that it has been awarded a patent that applies to the use of a gel composition comprising morselized placental amniotic membrane and/or morselized umbilical cord as a method for treating an ocular wound or repairing damaged ocular tissue. ..

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Human-on-a-Chip Company Hesperos Licenses First Functional Stem Cell Derived Neuromuscular Junction Model

Hesperos Inc. has increased its pioneering human-on-a-chip drug testing capabilities by adding a new neuromuscular model to its patented multiorgan microfluidic device systems. Abnormal function of the neuromuscular junction is associated with neurodegenerative diseases such as ALS and spinal muscular atrophy, and a human model will be critical in developing and selecting effective drugs to treat these diseases. ..

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Growth in biotech trade show mirrors growing industry

Signs of a growing biotech industry could be seen in all directions during the 12th annual BioFlorida Celebration of Biotechnology on the grounds of RTI Surgical at Progress Park. ..

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Monday, August 11, 2014
Lion plans $5M investment in Tampa, will focus on cancer research

A Los Angeles biotech firm has big plans for its Tampa lab facilities. Lion Biotechnologies Inc., which has leased lab space at USF Research Park, estimates it will incur more than $5 million of expense during the next two years in connection with the construction, furbishment and operation of the Tampa research facility, according to the company’s quarterly filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. ..

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Saturday, November 02, 2013
BioBasics: Biotech for the Non-Scientist

A two-day course for the non-scientist which highlights science and technology concepts that are the basis of the biotechnology industry. The course is for participants that require a working knowledge of fundamental terms and applications. ..

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Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Sid Martin Biotech Incubator ranked world’s best for biotech in global benchmarking study

The University of Florida Sid Martin Biotechnology Incubator was ranked “World’s Best University Biotechnology Incubator,” according to an international study conducted by the Sweden-based research group UBI. The inaugural benchmarking report was based on an extensive analysis of 150 incubators in 22 countries. ..

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Thursday, May 09, 2013
Area celebrates 10 years of biotechnology advances

Thirty biotechnology companies housed at RTI Biologics in Progress Corporate Park in Alachua are giving the area an internationally recognized reputation in biotechnology, and Thursday marked a 10-year anniversary celebration of these developments. ..

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Tuesday, April 02, 2013
Moffitt Cancer Center Fuels Biotech Startups, Tampa

H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center’s Office of Technology Management and Commercialization (OTMC) is fueling medical innovations and helping to launch biotechnical startups within Tampa Bay. ..

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Biotech deals growing at faster pace in Florida

New data from University of Florida's Sid Martin Biotechnology incubator shows that Florida's life science sector continues to grow at a faster pace than the nation's. Biotech deals grew by 27 percent in 2012, to 19 deals from 15 in the previous year, and venture capital dollars rose to $103.5 million, a 19 percent increase over 2011. ..

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Thursday, November 29, 2012
Max Planck 'Discovery Day' to showcase Jupiter's newest biotech firm

Max Planck Florida Institute in Jupiter is holding its grand opening the week of Dec. 3, culminating with a community celebration on Saturday, Dec. 8 called “Neuroscience Discovery Day.” ..

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