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


    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.