Four tech companies get funding assist

Four companies with licensing of technology from research based institutions across Florida have received funds from the Florida Institute for the Commercialization of Public Research after raising matched funds privately.


The Florida Institute for the Commercialization of Public Research recently said in a release that four technology companies have received institute funding after raising matching funds.

Curtiss Healthcare, Candidate Guru and BluAzu have received first-round funding from the nonprofit institute, the release said.

Curtiss Healthcare, based in Alachua, is using technology developed at the University of Florida aimed at improving food safety, the release said.

Candidate Guru, based in Boca Raton, is using technology developed at the Florida Institute for Human Machine and Cognition for a cloud-based solution to screen job candidates.

BluAzu, also known as Scout, based in Gainesville, uses technology developed at the University of Florida for a personal GPS tracker.

Aviana Molecular, a diagnostics company based in Orlando, received follow-up funding for using technology developed at the University of Central Florida to develop miniaturized biosensors. 

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