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October 06, 2015 3:29 PM ET

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Company Overview of University of Florida

Company Overview

University of Florida is an educational and research institution. The institute provides associate, bachelors, masters, doctoral, and professional degrees in the languages, arts, sciences, engineering, media, distance education, and part time programs. University of Florida was founded in 1853 and is based in Gainesville, Florida.

219 Grinter Hall

PO Box 115500

Gainesville, FL 32611-5500

United States

Founded in 1853



Key Executives for University of Florida

Age: 70
Senior Vice President of Health Affairs
Age: 63
Senior Vice President of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Dean of College of Public Health and Health Professions
Founding Chairwoman for Department of Epidemiology
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

University of Florida Key Developments

Cannabix Technologies Inc. Partners with University of Florida to Develop Marijuana Breath Test Devices

Cannabix Technologies Inc. announced that it has entered into a research and option agreement to develop a cutting edge breath detection device based upon high-field ion mobility and mass spectrometry in collaboration with the Yost Research Group at the University of Florida. The objective of the research and collaboration between University of Florida and The Yost Research Group and Cannabix will be to develop FAIMS and FAIMS-MS systems that would be used in the field by law enforcement and in the workplace to test for individuals under the influence of marijuana. the Yost Research Group has been actively working on THC detection using mass spectrometers since early 2015. The Yost Research Group has advanced the ability to detect THC in simulated breath using their novel FAIMS cell with mass spectrometry. Researchers have successfully isolated THC and some THC-related compounds in simulated breath samples using a unique method. Work is ongoing to ultimately develop a hand-held instrument based on FAIMS that will capture breath and identify the signatures for THC in real time. The research and patent option agreement immediately allows for Cannabix to seamlessly carry on development work that has been done by the Yost Research Group using the FAIMS and FAIMS-MS systems. The agreement provides Cannabix the option to acquire an exclusive worldwide license to University of Florida US Patent 8,237,118 in the area of breath analysis of controlled substances and to work with the Yost Research Group to develop THC-specific FAIMS and FAIMS-MS devices.

The University of Florida's College of Journalism and Communications Names Robert Norberg as Director of Strategy and Research at The Agency

The University of Florida's College of Journalism and Communications named Robert Norberg as Director of strategy and research at The Agency. Norberg, a UF alumn who earned his bachelor's degree in agriculture and a master's degree in food and resource economics, has been a visiting professional at The Agency since June. Most recently Norberg led Economic and Market Research Associates.

Cloud Pharmaceuticals Enters into Academic Collaboration with University of Florida Department of Medicine

Cloud Pharmaceuticals has entered into an academic collaboration with the University of Florida Department of Medicine. The two organizations have collaborated to rapidly design and develop new drugs to inhibit the reproduction of cancer cells. According to the contract, both firms will share intellectual property and jointly fund ten research projects, resulting in the design of multiple new inhibitors of the MTH1 protein, an enzyme required for cancer cell proliferation. The new compounds produced from this partnership will be aimed at a broad range of cancers, including ovarian, breast, colon and pancreatic cancers.

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