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Technology Available for Licensing

UNF researchers are developing cutting-edge solutions that have the potential to transform industries and lives, and we are always looking to partner with industry to further research and commercialize them. If you wish to receive email alerts when new technologies become available, please contact


Current UNF technologies that are available to license include:

Anti-Cancer Synthetic Curcuminoids

The University of North Florida is seeking companies interested in commercializing “curcuminoid-inspired” compounds that show great promise as anti-cancer drugs. Through patent-pending synthetic methods, the resulting compounds exhibit substantially increased lipophilicity, bioavailability, and metabolic stability compared with unmodified curcuminoids. Several of the compounds have been tested by in-vitro bioassay through the National Cancer Institute's Developmental Therapeutics Program as well as at Mayo Clinic Jacksonville. The bioassays show that the compounds exhibit remarkable antiproliferative and apoptotic effects against cancer cell lines at the nano-molar dosage. Download more information about this new technology

SF5 Compound Synthesis

The University of North Florida is seeking companies interested in commercializing new synthetic methods for the preparation of pentauorosulfanyl (SF5) aromatic diazonium salts and the application of such salts as building blocks for a wide variety of compounds useful in biomedical, pharmaceutical, agricultural, and materials applications. The new methods facilitate access to a wide variety of SF5-aromatic compounds whose synthesis by other means is challenging and not economical due to their reliance on exotic/hazardous reagents and harsh conditions. Download more information about this new technology

Sensor Technologies

The UNF Sensor Group has developed four patented and patent-pending sensors that have the potential to significantly impact multiple industries, including national security, health care, agriculture, and manufacturing.

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Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Technologies 

The University of North Florida, in collaboration with the University of Florida, is seeking companies interested in commercializing direct methanol fuel cells for greater energy storage capacity in portable electronics, including laptops. The direct methanol fuel cells (DMFCs) are two to three times smaller than available rechargeable batteries for 24-hour operation. Methanol is an inexpensive, widely available fuel that can be extracted from both natural gas and renewable plant materials, such as wood. Though long-lasting, existing DMFCs are the size of a briefcase and require bulky fans, exit condensers and other water management components to function properly. The University of Florida is taking the lead in managing this intellectual property; more information can be found through their Office of Technology Licensing.