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Abacode is a cybersecurity firm that specializes in providing 24/7 cyber monitoring services for small and medium businesses. Additional cybersecurity services that Abacode offers include pen testing, assessments, forensic investigations and information security governance.

 

 

 

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AbleNook is a rapidly deployable portable structure comprised of interlocking components which can be assembled by unskilled laborers in a short period of time (without tools). These components are shipped flat-packed in order to maximize the number of families who are helped in disaster areas, while reducing transportation costs.

 

 

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AceApplications, LLC is a state and county certified minority owned business, established in 2001. The firm offers Information technology consulting services, software application and web development, and technical training for small and large businesses, government agencies and schools. The AceApplications team has over 40 years of combined industry experience, and provides service to more than 20 clients, including law firms, construction companies, and the Department of Transportation.

 

 

 

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Adaptive Immersion Technologies is dedicated to the development of adaptive simulation technologies for personnel assessment, selection, and training. Its solutions support job performance prediction and enhancement by leveraging adaptive, experiential, simulation-based assessments that mimic real problem solving activities within realistic job settings.

 

 

 

Agilis Biotherapeutics LLC

 

 

Agilis Biotherapeutics LLC is a biotechnology company advancing innovative DNA therapeutics for rare genetic diseases that affect the central nervous system.

 

 

 

BetaBiotica, LLC

 


BetaBiotica, LLC is pioneering the use of probiotic organisms as a delivery platform for therapeutic compounds. BetaBiotica's first target is vitamin A deficiency, which it is solving by developing gut bacteria that synthesize pro-vitamin A carotenoids. BetaBiotica is an outgrowth of a Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Exploration grant directed at finding solutions for third world health problems. Although it is global health oriented, BetaBiotica is also developing products for markets in developed countries.

 

 

 

Borda Technology

Borda Technology and its sister company, RFID Innovative Solutions, provide products and solutions focusing on RFID applications. The company has software and hardware development capabilities as well as delivering turnkey solutions to its customers. Borda Technology's RFID integrated ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) software platform combined with its telemetry products provides seamless visibility into multiple industries including healthcare, pharmaceuticals and cargo. RFID Innovative Solutions, LLC, with its experience on passive RFID based locationing and analysis solution for healthcare institutions brings the ability to track assets, patients and personnel by using the standard based infrastructure.

 

 

 

Cellvana Biotechnology, LLC

 


Cellvana Biotechnology, LLC empowers researchers to develop faster, more cost effective, and more accurate rare cancer drug therapies and stem cell therapies via elegantly simple, rapid cell culture technology which result in saving lives and improved economic conditions.

 

 

 

Claro Scientific

 

 

 Claro Scientific is an early-stage biomedical company that utilizes breakthroughs in biophotonic research to develop portable, low-cost devices to rapidly identify micro-organisms from bodily fluid samples, including blood, urine and saliva.

 

 

 

ClearSpec LLC

 

ClearSpec LLC, a division of MDI Worldwide, is the developer of a new, patented and FDA cleared device, which is scientifically proven by an IRB randomized clinical study to improve visualization of the cervix for every exam.

 

 

 

COI Energy Services LLC

 
COI Energy Services LLC (COI Energy) is an Energy Optimization company that leverages technology to provide optimization solutions to utilities for its customers and Smart Cities. Utilities are looking for better ways to engage their customers to improve customer satisfaction, increase earnings, optimize the electric grid and reduce overall carbon footprint. The COI OptimizerTM, a patent-pending cloud based solution, does just that. COI Energy has incorporated all energy programs and resources under one portal to provide utility companies quick access to virtual power plants to help heal the grid.

 

 

 

CTI (Center for Transformation and Innovation)

CTI transforms organizations and leaders through leadership, strategy, and innovation services. Founded in 2005 by the University of South Florida, CTI offers customized solutions in: 1) Leadership (from professional to leader) – leadership development (Institutes and Academies), executive coaching, and team development; 2) Strategy (from vision to action) – strategic planning, alignment, and execution, change management programs, and sales and marketing strategies; and 3) Innovation (from idea to reality) – innovation acceleration academies, business mentoring, growth strategies, process improvement, and customer service.

 

 

CUPRX

 

CUPRX is a drug discovery company dedicated to developing safer and more effective drugs to fight cancer, even the most severe types that currently have few therapeutic options. CUPRX uses advanced computational and experimental methods in a novel approach to develop metal-activated drugs that are selective for abnormalities in metal levels in the tumor microenvironment.

 

 

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Disruptive Nutrition, LLC

Disruptive Nutrition, LLC is an early stage company focused on demonstrating proof of concept for a series of new platform ingredients and product formulations designed for the medical food and dietary supplement industry. These ingredients target whole body metabolism and will support a broad base of patient needs and nutritional health. With the high co-morbidities of obesity and metabolic disorders, carbohydrate-free foods are very desirable in both disease management and health and wellness. Disruptive Nutrition's current product development efforts are focused on first-in-class ketogenic medical foods.

 

 

 

Formerics, LLC is

 


Formerics, LLC is a digital modeling company focusing on the creation of analysis suitable geometric models from irregular physical objects such as advanced engineered glassy polymer composites, biological tissues, and other materials.

 

 

 

Gordian


The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention says that drug- resistant bacteria cause an extra two million illnesses and at least 23,000 deaths in the U.S. each year. Gordian Biotechnologies is developing CTX-M beta-lactamase inhibitors for the treatment of multi-drug-resistant (MDR) gram-negative bacterial infections. Leveraging world-class science licensed from USF combined with experienced business leadership, Gordian is "unraveling bacterial resistance" to address this significant healthcare burden and unmet medical need.

 

 

 

Innovatia Medical Systems

 

Innovatia Medical Systems designs and develops high performance medical devices for Minimally Invasive Surgery. Innovatia was formed to support and commercialize the work of USF's Miniature Anchored Remote Videoscope for Expedited Laparoscopy (MARVEL) research team of engineering students headed by Dr. Richard Gitlin.

 

 

 

Inteliex

 

The mission of Inteliex Biomedical Corporation is to pursue excellence in the development of an advanced nanotechnology drug delivery system and non-invasive diagnostic kit for infectious disease. Inteliex Biomedical Corporation also provides a full line of toxicology testing services at competitive prices and provides research consulting for new drug development, especially for herbal medicine.

 

 

 

Intezyne

 


Intezyne is committed to addressing the current and future challenges in drug delivery by developing new, advanced polymers which can be tailored to a variety of therapeutic applications to utilize innovative polymer and organic chemistry to address the most challenging obstacles in drug delivery.

 

 

 

InvestDefense

 


InvestDefense is a groundbreaking Investigative Agency and Research Lab founded by former FBI Agents specializing in financial and investment fraud detection and prevention strategies and tactics. InvestDefense is dedicated to protecting you and your assets.

 

 

 

Isoprenoids

 

Isoprenoids provides the research community high quality isoprenoid pyrophosphates at low cost and in bulk. The compounds use slight modifications (to increase yield) of the original procedure.

They are rigorously tested for quality and concentration and guaranteed to meet or exceed the user's requirement

 

 

 

KeriCure Inc



 
KeriCure Inc is a medical device company that specializes in research and development of topical products with a focus on wound care.

 

 

 

 

Leapdoctor

 


Leapdoctor.com is a healthcare technology corporation and we are passionate about what we do—aiming to integrate innovative recruitment strategies, cutting-edge information technology, up-to-date education and expert coaching in order to assist healthcare systems effectively compete in the new Healthcare era.

 

 

 

Life Enabling Technologies

 

 

Life Enabling Technologies was formed to license and commercialize existing patents for wheelchair applications that enable disabled individuals more freedom, better quality of life, and facilitate a more independent lifestyle.

 

 

 

Looshes Labs LLC

 

 
Looshes Labs LLC has exclusive patent rights to the only skateboard in the world with built in storage. It designs, manufactures, and showcases skateboards at trade shows allowing distributors to then distribute to retail locations across the globe.

 

 

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Modelithics

 


Modelithics is the premier provider of high-precision measurements and models for microwave. RF design simulation for accurately measuring components and to build software models that enable popular EDA systems to generate more accurate results.

 

 

 

 Molecular Biology Resources

Privately held since 1985 and founded in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Molecular Biology Resources, Inc. (MBR) has earned the reputation as a world leader in biochemical manufacturing. An early pioneer in the restriction endonuclease and polymerase market, MBR continues to help move the industry forward with its ever-expanding product line of unique reagents and testing services. Having developed a considerable global reach, MBR's research and development teams are well positioned to take full advantage of innovations from rapidly expanding biotechnology industries, both in the United States and abroad.

 

 

 

Molekule

 



Molekule is a brand new technology that rapidly, safely, and completely destroys indoor air pollutants including bacteria, viruses, mold, and allergens.

 

 

 

My Reviewers

 

Designed by faculty at the University of South Florida in consultation with colleagues throughout the United States and Europe, the core mission of My Reviewers is to harness digital tools and empower students to improve their writing and peer-reviewing skills; to save instructors time while helping them provide more effective feedback; and to enable Program Administrators to make evidence-based curriculum changes.

 

 

 

Natura Therapeutics, Inc



Natura Therapeutics, Inc. is a science based start-up company committed to providing high quality nutraceutical products researched and developed and/or licensed by its team of leading scientific experts in the fields of nutritional neuroscience and stem cell therapeutics.

 

 

 

 

NeuroEM Therapeutics

 


NeuroEM Therapeutics focuses on medical devices, namely, transcranial electromagnetic treatment devices. The primary goal of NeuroEM Therapeutics is to clinically test and market TEMT as an effective prevention and treatment against Alzheimer's disease.

 

 

 

Nilogen Oncosystems



Nilogen Oncosystems is dedicated to the improvement of cancer drug development and personalized cancer care through its novel and proprietary preclinical immunotherapy platforms, high value ex vivo 3D tumor microsphere drug testing tools and orthotopic patient-derived xenograft (PDX) models of difficult to obtain metastatic and refractory tumors that closely recapitulate the complexity of human cancers.

 

 

 

Ovation Diagnostics

 


Ovation Diagnostics is dedicated to developing advanced and accessible ovarian cancer diagnostic technology to address an unmet need. Our goal is to fulfill a major unmet need for accurate and early detection of ovarian cancer which will result in a better survival rate among women affected by this malignancy.

 

 

 

Phoinix Holdings

 

Phoinix Holdings is a company dedicated to marrying USF's proprietary technology with industry. As a holding company, our job is to find the best fit for the technology, build prototypes, and facilitate on necessary steps in order to take a concept to commercial.

 

 

 

PureMolecular, LLC


PureMolecular, LLC is a USF technology spin-off formed in mid-2014 that provides services and technology for microbiological testing and seafood quality control. Our technology is focused on molecular identification of grouper meat to detect fraudulent or unintentional replacement with a cheaper surrogate. Our secondary focus is molecular identification of microbes in the marine environment to assist in decision making on safety in recreational water use, shellfish consumption, and ecological impact of offshore oil drilling.

 

 

 

Saneron

Saneron is a biotechnology R&D company, focused on neurological and cardiac cell therapy for the early intervention and treatment of several devastating or deadly diseases, which lack adequate treatment options. Saneron, a University of South Florida spin-out company is located at the Tampa Bay Technology Incubator. An affiliate of Cryo-Cell International, Inc. Saneron is committed to providing readily available, non-controversial, ethically acceptable cells, both stem cells and other cell types, for cellular therapies. Saneron has patented and patent-pending technology relating to our platform technology of: U-CORD-CELL® — Umbilical cord blood and SERT-CELLTM — Sertoli cells.

 

 

 

Scientific League

 

The Scientific League was formed to make learning an interactive, engaging, and enriching experience. Through use of modern multimedia-based technologies, The Scientific League has developed robust content focused on education in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).

 

 

 



SGN Nanopharma

 

 

SGN Nanopharma, Inc. is an innovative, clinical-stage and revenue-generating developer of nanotherapeutics. The Company combines proprietary nanotechnologies with structural biology to generate superior solutions by:

- Reformulating FDA approved drugs that are sub-optimal
- Developing novel therapies

SGN is committed to the development of nano-cannabinoid candidate products targeting transdermal delivery, increased bioavailability, and reduced psychotropic effects. Their aim is to safely deliver large dose therapies as an alternative to many traditional medicines such as opiates, which are currently considered over prescribed and potentially life-threatening.

 

 

 

RelieveIt



SprainGo, LLC is a developer and distributor of unique, natural, topical pain relieving compounds under the brand name of RelieveIt. Founded in 2013, SprainGo markets innovative pain relief, wellness and related topically administered products. The company's goal is to provide products that deliver natural pain relief to sufferers of acute sprains and strains, those with pains resulting from surgical procedures, and the hundreds of millions suffering from chronic ailments.

 

 

 

StemCell Lab Corp




StemCell Lab Corp is a client-based cell therapy services company that supports the development of cellular therapies by providing cGMP-compliant cell manufacturing and consulting services that address regulatory, financial, technical, process, and quality systems strategies.

 

 

 

STEM Genesis


STEM Genesis identifies, develops, and commercializes early-stage technologies to help research make it past the university laboratory setting and into the marketplace. The company focuses on technologies that have moderate to high revenue potential, the ability to create new companies and high-tech jobs, and a commercialization path that has the potential of providing a solid return on investments for STEM Genesis stakeholders.

 

 

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T2C-Energy


T2C-Energy has over twenty years of experience in the catalysis industry. Catalytic production of renewable feedstock to energy is at the heart of the company's interest. In T2C-Energy's home state of Florida, there are over 60 landfills. Many of these landfills are not fully utilizing a valuable energy resource in landfill gas. Every flare of methane is a lost opportunity to turn a profit. Its clients can expect to see increased capital upon converting their captured feedstock to usable fuel, rather than turning a turbine. T2C-Energy is a pioneer in revolutionizing the ways in which landfills can do business.

 

 

 

Tampa Deep Sea Xplorers

 

Tampa Deep Sea Xplorers was founded in order to develop an autonomous underwater vehicle swarm, and related technologies, to compete in the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE as well as to design and develop technologies that will make exploration and conservation efforts in the deep sea more efficient and cost-effective.

 

 

TransGenex



TransGenex discovers and develops nanoparticle formations to diagnose as well as treat acute and chronic pulmonary inflammatory diseases and cancer based on unique gene expression and delivery technology.

 

 

 

Twinkle

 


Twinkle's mission is to empower women with the promise of freedom through convenience. Its first product, Twinkle Cup, is the first, disposable powder room designed for females of all ages.

 

 

 

Ultrasonic Technologies



Ultrasonic Technologies (UST) is an electronic equipment company that manufactures precision tools and quality control systems for diagnostics and detection of cracks and stress in silicon (Si) based wafers and solar cells for Photovoltaic (PV) and integrated circuits manufacturing.

 

 

 

UVentures, LLC

 


UVentures, LLC was formed to license the technology from USF to further develop it and get it ready for commercialization. The developmental phase will take approximately 12 months before the first version is ready for beta testing.

 

 

 

Venn Therapeutics



Venn Therapeutics is an immune-oncology company that focuses on developing therapies that target the toughest to treat cancers. In particular, Venn focuses on priming the immune system to recognize and attack tumors that not adequately treated by current immune-oncology approaches.

 

 

 

Viagene



Viagene, a global biotech company, develops and produces innovative and cutting edge equipment and reagents for life-science research and clinical diagnoses. The core world-wide leading technology is for the identification and detection of gene expression-regulating proteins, which are involved in a variety of life stages: growth, development, disease, age and life span.

 

 

 

VuEssence


VuEssence is a development-stage company focused on creating innovative solutions for aiding in the diagnoses and treatment of conditions related to stroke and other neurological injuries. In spite of making strides in recognizing the early signs of stroke and managing conditions that increase risk for the disease, stroke remains as a leading cause of death and disability in the US and worldwide. Recent advances in understanding the human genome and transcriptome have created opportunities for new approaches to diagnosing, managing and treating disease. The company is utilizing advanced molecular analysis technologies to develop specialized diagnostic devices that will be able to help in the detection and management of stroke and related conditions.

 

Service Providers

 

Entrepreneur Law Center

 


The Entrepreneur Law Center is a private boutique law firm offering a broad range of legal and advisory services to emerging enterprises, entrepreneurs, large and small established businesses, public and private entities, and individuals.

 

 

 

 

The Florida Small Business Development Center


The Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at USF Connect, assists existing and emerging businesses in Hillsborough county, through no-cost confidential business consulting, information, and low-cost training. Whether starting, buying, growing or selling a business, the Florida SBDC at USF Connect has what entrepreneurs need to grow and succeed. Consultants can assist entrepreneurs in a variety of business topics, including: marketing, business certification, capital access, market diversification, developing strategic business plans, export services, and web optimization.

 

 

 

Hutchison

 

 

Hutchison is a boutique law firm that embraces the entrepreneurial spirit and steers entrepreneurs to success through all stages of their company's life.

 

 

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