Florida Institute funds Alachua-based Amend Surgical

The Florida Institute for the Commercialization of Public Research (the Florida Institute) announced today that it has finalized a funding agreement with Amend Surgical, an Alachua-based medical device company with newly licensed technology developed at the University of Florida. The Florida Institute supports new company development and expansion based on publicly-funded research, and bridges early funding gaps for companies licensing technology out of Florida-based universities and research institutions.

Amend Surgical is a specialty medical device company focused on enhancing the healing and regenerative capacity of bone grafts, including allograft, xenograft tissues and synthetic materials. The company’s pipeline includes novel, osteoinductive bone extracts, and will expand in the future to disruptive products based on discovery and development of novel therapeutic additives with tissue-specific regenerative characteristics.

“We are committed to advancing the science of orthobiologics by improving the healing capacity of bone grafts. The new funding agreement with the Florida Institute will allow Amend to rapidly expand our research and commercialization efforts on Biomimetic Bone which was licensed from the University of Florida in March 2017,” said Robby Lane, Chief Executive Officer of Amend Surgical.

“Amend Surgical provides surgeons and their patients access to innovative bone grafting options,” said Jackson Streeter, MD, Florida Institute Chief Executive Officer. “By developing and advancing bone grafts and other orthobiologics with enhanced regenerative capacity, surgery patients can identify, with guidance from their physicians, new options that can help them achieve the best possible surgical outcomes.”

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