Thursday, May 30, 2024

Brazilian medical tech firm to move global HQ to Lake Nona, add jobs

A Brazilian-based company sees Orlando as an entry point to grab more American clients.  Invel, a firm that creates bioceramic and far-infrared clothing to help with...

RepScrubs expands; Violet Defense gets new partner; Orlando Health buys more land

Sanford-based RepScrubs, which makes disposable scrubs for sales representatives that go to the operating rooms, is expanding its partnerships in South Florida, most recently signing up Cypress Creek Outpatient...

University’s prosthetic arm system clears FDA hurdle

Florida International University has cleared a major regulatory hurdle as it works to develop a prosthetic hand system stimulated by nerves and electrodes The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved further trials...

Proposed NIH budget cuts would be ‘devastating,’ Sanford Burnham president says

Dr. Ranjan Perera’s research is at a critical juncture. In his laboratory at the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute in Lake Nona, his research team has been investigating whether certain biomarkers in urine can...

A look at Sanford Burnham’s shortfall

Orlando dry cleaners, day cares, and real estate offices are among businesses that would have benefited from a $4.8 million economic boost if Sanford Burnham had met job goals, according to...

State cuts off funding for S. Florida biotech center

The state has cut off incentive funding slated to go to a South Florida biotech center lured to the state a decade ago because of failure to meet job-creation goals over...

Florida’s life sciences industry is on the map

One measure of Florida’s struggle to stimulate the development of a life sciences industry is the money that went into the state’s Innovation Incentive Program. Established a decade ago under former Gov....

UCF to create wet lab incubator in Lake Nona

The University of Central Florida is working to lease a location for its planned new wet lab incubator in Lake Nona — a much-needed addition for Orlando's growing population of life science startups. A...

Sanford Burnham’s handoff to UF driven by shrinking research money, documents show

Losing money and tapped out of state incentives, Sanford-Burnham — a centerpiece of Orlando's Medical City — began exploring strategies to leave Central Florida as early as last fall. Lured with more...

Medical City after Burnham. What’s next?

"Twenty years from now, we'll look back on these five months as being Disney-esque." — Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, Aug. 23, 2006  That statement captured the off-the-charts enthusiasm and hype over the...
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