May 18, 2024

Economic Backbone

Healing Harmony

For members of Moffitt's employee band, making music provides an escape from the rigors of medicine. Read more »
Published on 1/11/2024

Early Warning System

AdventHealth is using genetic testing to catch some cancers earlier, at more treatable stages. Read more »
Published on 1/10/2024

On the Front Lines

In 2014, Michael Obod and his business partner, Yurii Lavrenov, were running a laser tag equipment company in Ukraine, when Russia invaded Crimea. Amid the crisis, a teacher at Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute, where Obod had studied, asked him to reserve some small production units to provide simulated combat/virtual reality training systems for the nation's soldiers. Read more »
Published on 3/1/2023

Ripple Effect

Looking for a way to enhance reliability, both during regular operations to keep small problems from becoming big ones and also during emergencies when quickly finding sources of outages is important, FPL began working with Israeli company Percepto in 2018 on using drones to monitor infrastructure and on a nationwide FAA waiver to allow the utility to fly Percepto drones for surveillance and inspection at FPL sites. Read more »
Published on 3/1/2023

Cellphone CSI

Cellebrite, an Israel-based digital intelligence company, works with law enforcement agencies to uncover data from cellphones and other digital devices — a practice now considered as routine as dusting for fingerprints in a crime scene. Read more »
Published on 3/1/2023

Icelandic Influence

When the owners of the Iceland-based digital marketing agency Sahara were looking to expand into the United States a few years ago, Orlando quickly rose to the top of the list of possible locations. Read more »
Published on 3/1/2023

Pulling Rank

While it's no surprise that Miami tops the list of the best U.S. cities for foreign businesses in the inaugural Investing in America ranking from the Financial Times and Nikkei, it may be surprising to learn that Jacksonville ranked No. 8, three spots higher than Tampa but a few notches below Orlando at No. 2. Read more »
Published on 3/1/2023

Red Carpet for Foreign Companies

“Pursuing foreign direct investment is a very important strategy in our efforts to attract new industries and diversify our economy here in Northwest Florida. If you're just concentrating on U.S. companies, you are competing against every other city and county economic development agency. And while that competition is fine, and we will always continue to do that, when you open it up to a worldview perspective, it really allows us to attract additional foreign capital investment that creates good, high-paying jobs.” Read more »
Published on 3/1/2023

A Piece of Uruguay in Florida

There are nearly 4,400 miles and 114 years separating the riverside wine estate that Jerónimo Cantón's family founded in Uruguay at the turn of the 20th century and the restaurant and gourmet food company he now manages in South Florida, but time and distance have a way of collapsing inside the doors of Narbona. Read more »
Published on 3/1/2023

More Options

Tampa General Hospital's Bone Marrow Transplant and Cell Therapies Unit, part of TGH's Cancer Institute, opened last spring, offering another option for patients seeking treatment for aggressive blood cancers such as leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma and other disorders. Read more »
Published on 1/31/2023

Gentler Approach

Brain metastases are a significant problem for women with breast cancer, particularly those with HER2+ breast cancer, an aggressive subtype that tends to grow and spread quickly. Up to half of the women with metastatic HER2+ breast cancer will end up with the cancer spreading to their brain — and until recently, treatment options were limited and caused severe side effects. Read more »
Published on 1/31/2023

Surge in Survivors

By 2032, the number of cancer survivors in the U.S. is expected to rise 24.4% to 22.5 million, according to the National Cancer Institute. Read more »
Published on 1/25/2023

Targeting Ovarian Cancers

Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare‘s cancer center expansion, scheduled for completion early this year and adds 13 exam rooms, more space for infusion therapy and lab services. Read more »
Published on 1/24/2023

Moffitt Grows

Pasco Innovation District: Moffitt is developing 775 acres in Pasco County, the largest expansion in the cancer center's history. The new life sciences innovation district will serve as a hub for research, digital innovation, education and patient care. The project will include about 16 million square feet of research lab, light industrial and manufacturing, general office and clinical building space. Read more »
Published on 1/19/2023

A First in the Southeast for UF Health

UF Health is the first system in the Southeast to acquire a linear accelerator (or “linac” machine) that enables personalized cancer treatment by combining a detailed MRI with precision radiotherapy. With the Elekta Unity MR-Linac — which features a magnet 30,000 times stronger than Earth's magnetic field — physicians can see and track changes in tumors smaller than a staple in real time, as well assess a patient's response to treatment and adapt it if necessary. Read more »
Published on 1/12/2023

Early Detection

Chemistry and biochemistry professor Gregg Fields brings the personal and the scientific to his work against cancer. All four of his grandparents died of cancer before age 70. His parents and sister are cancer survivors. Read more »
Published on 1/9/2023

Climate First Bank CEO forecasts a sunny outlook

CEO Ken LaRoe foresees a good year for banking. Read more »
Published on 4/30/2022

Locality Bank in Fort Lauderdale stands out for being a rare bank startup

Locality Bank founders see an opening in the market. Read more »
Published on 4/20/2022

Fairwinds Credit Union's COO forecasts more growth ahead

Fairwinds exec Phil Tischer looks ahead. Read more »
Published on 4/20/2022

Pure optimism and momentum

When Jorge Gonzalez joined City National Bank in Miami 12 years ago, the community bank had about $3 billion in assets. Assets have since grown to nearly $22 billion, making CNB the second-largest bank based in Florida, with about 1,000 employees statewide. Read more »
Published on 4/20/2022

The state of banking

Stephen A. LeMay is an associate professor at the University of West Florida's College of Business. He teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses in finance, marketing, banking and computer literacy and supply chain logistics. He spoke to FLORIDA TREND about the state's banking and finance industries... Read more »
Published on 4/13/2022

TD Bank exec expects growth to continue despite challenges

Despite the specter of rising rates, growth in Florida is expected to continue. Read more »
Published on 4/13/2022

Cutting edge profiles of Florida architecture from around the state

Winter Park Library & Events Center / Winter Park Architect: HuntonBrady Architects; David Adjaye of Adjaye Associates (lead designer) Winter Park unveiled its $42-million library and event center complex in... Read more »
Published on 3/14/2022

AdventHealth for Children in Orlando performs its first Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) T-Cell Therapy

Between 80% and 90% of all patients treated with CAR T-cell therapy have a sustained response, and approximately half will achieve a sustained remission of at least five years. Read more »
Published on 1/26/2022

The Miami Cancer Institute targets improved care for HIV patients with cancer

Dr. Marco Ruiz, a hematologist who leads HIV oncology and HIV stem cell transplantation at the institute, spoke to FLORIDA TREND about the new initiative. Read more »
Published on 1/26/2022

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