I  Sid Martin Biotechnology Incubator


     Office Locations:

12085 Research Drive
Alachua, FL 32615
Phone: 386-462-0880
Fax: 386-462-0875



  • Seed



  • Food & Agriculture
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare



    The University of Florida's Sid Martin Biotechnology Incubator is a statewide and national resource for growing promising companies that originate from university-based discoveries. The facility, opened in 1995, includes Wet labs, office space, conference rooms, high bandwidth Internet access, greenhouse, pilot fermentation and small animal facilities, plus extensive scientific and business equipment. Sid Martin Incubator companies have attracted more than $1.35 billion in funding, and successes include the acquisition of incubated companies for $113 million, $98 million and $34 million. Since it opened in 1995, the incubator has had 28 companies graduate out of the facility or be acquired by other companies.

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Mark Long Director
    Merrie Shaw Assistant Director


    Portfolio companies include:

      Applied Food Technologies
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      Medosome Biotech
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      MLM Biologicos
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      Oceanix Pharmaceuticals

      Reliox Corp
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