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TWO LIFE SCIENCE STARTUPS MOVE TO PALM BEACH COUNTY

June 05, 2019 – PALM BEACH COUNTY, FL – A number of life Science startups are opening offices in Palm Beach County after being accepted into FAU Tech Runway®’s seventh class, known as “Venture Class 7.”  Two of these accepted companies applied as a result of a connection facilitated by the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County (BDB). FAU Tech Runway® hosted its 2019 Launch Competition and Demo Day on Tuesday, May 7 at the Research Park at Florida Atlantic University, revealing 21 winners, two of which were BDB projects. 20Lighter, a telehealth company specializing in cutting edge health-related and quality of life outcomes, is relocating their corporate headquarters from Wyoming to Boca Raton. Secret Sequence, a DNA sequencing company allowing one to obtain their DNA data anonymously, is a start-up based in St. Lucie with plans to open an office in Jupiter to participate in FAU Tech Runway’s new Jupiter programming.

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TWO LIFE SCIENCE STARTUPS MOVE TO PALM BEACH COUNTY

June 05, 2019 – PALM BEACH COUNTY, FL – A number of life Science startups are opening offices in Palm Beach County after being accepted into FAU Tech Runway®’s seventh class, known as “Venture Class 7.”  Two of these accepted companies applied as a result of a connection facilitated by the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County (BDB). FAU Tech Runway® hosted its 2019 Launch Competition and Demo Day on Tuesday, May 7 at the Research Park at Florida Atlantic University, revealing 21 winners, two of which were BDB projects. 20Lighter, a telehealth company specializing in cutting edge health-related and quality of life outcomes, is relocating their corporate headquarters from Wyoming to Boca Raton. Secret Sequence, a DNA sequencing company allowing one to obtain their DNA data anonymously, is a start-up based in St. Lucie with plans to open an office in Jupiter to participate in FAU Tech Runway’s new Jupiter programming.

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TOLERANCE TO STRESS IS A ‘TRADE-OFF’ AS FRUIT FLIES AGE

The consequences of aging are damage and degeneration of cells, which leads to loss of function, vulnerability to disease, and eventually, death. A hallmark of the aging process is the progressive decline of the nervous system, including both motor and cognitive functions. To complicate matters, natural variation in aging populations makes it difficult to study the factors that contribute to behavioral decline. Because the human aging process is typically slow, elucidating aging biomarkers and predicting individual differences has proven to be very challenging.

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BOCA RATON REGIONAL HOSPITAL AND BAPTIST HEALTH SOUTH FLORIDA SIGN DEFINITIVE AGREEMENT TO FINALIZE AFFILIATION

Boca Raton Regional Hospital and Baptist Health South Florida today announced that they have signed a Definitive Agreement regarding a strategic partnership between the two organizations. This agreement solidifies their plans for affiliation, which is expected to be completed by early summer.

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NEW RELOCATION BRINGS MORE TREATMENT OPTIONS TO PATIENTS WITH POTENTIALLY TERMINAL DISEASES

May 22, 2019, BOCA RATON, FLA – The Business Development Board of Palm Beach County (BDB) is pleased to announce that Beacon of Hope CRO, a Clinical Research Organization created specifically to facilitate drug development in expanded access programs through the Right-to-Try (RTT) law, will be a new addition to Boca Raton. The company signed a lease at the Research Park at FAU’s Technology Business Incubator and over the next two years expects to create 10 new jobs as part of a capital investment of $3 million.

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U.S. DEPT. OF EDUCATION GIVES FAU LAB SCHOOLS GREEN RIBBON DESIGNATION

The U.S. Department of Education today announced Florida Atlantic University’s A.D. Henderson University School (ADHUS) and FAU High School as a 2019 Green Ribbon School District Sustainability Awardee. The FAU Lab School District was the only one in the state of Florida and one of only 14 districts across the country to receive this coveted distinction. In addition to this distinction, last year ADHUS was named National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education.

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THE WORLD’S TWO BEST SCIENTIFIC INSTITUTES CALL PALM BEACH COUNTY HOME

May 16, 2019, JUPITER, FL – Nature Index has ranked Max Planck Society and Scripps Research as the world’s top two stand-alone scientific institutes for biomedical research. In fact, Florida Atlantic University’s Jupiter, FL, campus is the only place on the planet where two quality research institutions are co-located.  Nature Index, the definitive ranking source for research institutions, based these results on high impact papers and yearly growth over the past five years.  Along with Florida Atlantic University, a Nikon Center of Excellence, these three institutions form an unparalleled research campus for biomedical research.

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