How this UCF Incubator startup is using tech funded by NASA to diagnose diseases

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    One of the first startups to be housed within the new University of Central Florida Lake Nona Life Science incubator is using technology funded by NASA and created by UCF — and repurposing it to detect infectious diseases.

    Aviana Molecular Technologies LLC is creating a device called the Pegasus — which it wants to be small enough to attach to a smart phone or tablet, but powerful enough to test and diagnose patients within minutes for a particular disease with just a drop of blood.