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These bold projects are the key to Florida’s biotech future

Posted by on Oct 16, 2013 in Newsroom, Other Regional News | 0 comments

The success of Florida’s investment in the biotechnology industry that started 10 years ago this month will depend on a handful of bold projects across South Florida in the coming years. A Business Journal feature story showed that the job growth from the $719.7 million invested in nine research organization hasn’t been so tremendous, in terms of new jobs. These projects in all three counties aim to deliver those jobs, as well as life-saving research. “The investment in Scripps and other institutions throughout the state has been important,” BioFlorida President and CEO Nancy...

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Area celebrates 10 years of biotechnology advances

Posted by on May 10, 2013 in Newsroom, Other Regional News | 0 comments

ALACHUA, FL — Imagine a future where every time you take your medications, your body sends a message to your doctor. And your doctor also would know when you don’t take them. This medical message in a bottle would come in an ibuprofen-sized capsule lined with wiring that would send a signal to your doctor that starts after you swallow the medication and it hits your gastric juices. Inventions like this one — from Newberry-based company “etect” — are being developed, as the saying goes, right in our backyard. But if you live in Gainesville, you’re entitled to...

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New company springs from nanotech Liquidia

Posted by on May 2, 2013 in Newsroom, Other Regional News | 0 comments

DURHAM, NC – Nanotechnology firm Liquidia Technologies is spinning out a new ophthalmology-focused company, building on the success of a recent partnership with GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE: GSK). Last year, an agreement with GSK regarding Liquidia’s vaccine and pulmonary technology paved a cash runway for other possibilities with the platform. CEO Neal Fowler released the following statement today: “Liquidia has had the great fortune of being able to demonstrate how our transformative product development and manufacturing platform can be applied to the development of very promising...

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BioFlorida names Bryan CEO

Posted by on May 2, 2013 in Newsroom, Other Regional News | 0 comments

WEST PALM BEACH, FL – BioFlorida, the advocate for the state’s life sciences industry, named Nancy Bryan as president and CEO. She replaces Russell Allen, who left to become the head of Georgia Bio. The West Palm Beach-based organization selected Bryan after conducting a national search. She’s been in the industry for more than 25 years, including positions as senior vice president of commercial operations at NPS Pharmaceuticals, senior vice president of marketing and sales for Indevus Pharmaceuticals and head of commercial operations at Elan Pharmaceuticals for the global...

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Seeking a cure: MUSC biotech spinoff wages its own small war on cancer

Posted by on Apr 30, 2013 in Newsroom, Other Regional News | 0 comments

CHARLESTON, SC – Just inside the entrance to the Medical University of South Carolina’s Hollings Cancer Center is a tall, bronze sculpture of a wing. Painted on the wall beside it is a stanza from an Emily Dickinson poem. Hope is a thing with feathers That perches in the soul And sings the tune without the words And never stops at all. It’s an uplifting message for a place where patients, doctors and researchers stare down grave diseases and seek to overcome them. Dr. Jim Norris, whose cramped third-floor office features an enormous computer screen among piles of papers, golf...

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University of Florida incubator takes international honor

Posted by on Apr 10, 2013 in Newsroom, Other Regional News | 0 comments

GAINESVILLE, FL — The University of Florida’s Sid Martin Biotechnology Incubator took top honors worldwide this week when it was named the 2013 Incubator of the Year by the National Business Incubation Association. “It’s always special when the University of Florida can say one of its programs is the best in the world,” said David Day, director of the incubator and UF’s Office of Technology Licensing. “Today, we’re the best incubator in the world.” Statistics back up the award. Incubator companies have attracted more than $1 billion in funding, and successes include the...

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