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Startups in the News

  • ViewRay Raises $26.7 Million in Alternative Public Offering (The Street)

    July 27, 2015
    ViewRay, Inc. has completed a reverse merger with ViewRay Technologies, Inc. and completed a private placement with gross proceeds of approximately $26.7 million. The merger and private placement will support ongoing commercialization of MRIdian”, the world’s first and only MRI-guided radiation therapy system that simultaneously images and treats cancer patients. The technology is based on research conducted at ... Read more
  • AGTC Lands the First Billion-Dollar Deal for a UF Startup

    July 2, 2015
    Global biotech company Biogen and Alachua-based UF startup AGTC announced a collaboration to develop gene-based therapies for multiple ophthalmic diseases. Biogen will make an upfront payment of $124 million to AGTC, which will be eligible to receive further upfront and milestone payments exceeding $1 billion. This is the first billion-dollar deal for a startup company ... Read more
  • Prometheon Pharma Wins MIT-CHIEF Business Plan Competition (MIT News)

    November 19, 2014
    Taking home the grand prize was Prometheon Pharma, a team based at the University of Florida. The startup, founded in 2011, has developed biodegradable patches for needleless drug delivery of large-molecule drugs, such as insulin. When applied to skin, a formula on the patch melts into an adhesive gel that also serves as a drug ... Read more
  • Rising UF Spinoff Companies Full of Promise (Gainesville Sun)

    November 10, 2014
    The University of Florida is one of the top schools in the country for generating royalties off of patentable and copyrightable ideas and inventions. Between 2010 and 2012, the university saw nearly $92 million in licensing revenue. The UF Office of Technology Licensing facilitates the transfer of an idea or invention into the marketplace. The ... Read more
  • Paracosm Raises $3.3 M From Atlas, iRobot to Turn Our World into a 3D Holodeck (Tech Crunch)

    November 4, 2014
    Parascom, a specialist in cloud-based 3D mapping software, has picked up a $3.3 million seed round of funding ? money it will use to build out its team and develop more and better algorithms for robotics, gaming and other applications that are built to operate in real-world space ? or, as founder and CEO Amir ... Read more
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