After 17 years, Breedlove helped change technology incubator’s culture


The University of Florida Sid Martin Biotechnology Incubator was three years old when Patti Breedlove was hired on as program coordinator in September 1998.

“We had a lot of little baby companies being run by UF professors in their spare time and that was not a formula for success,” she said.

Breedlove said that changed when Win Phillips, former VP of research, hired David Day to run technology licensing and bring in more people with biotech business experience to build deals around a growing research base.