University of Florida/Sid Martin Biotechnology Institute Adds New Green Clean Startup Company To Its Incubator Portfolio

Startup ReliOx™ Corporation is created from University of Florida Green Clean technology invented by Dr. David Richardson, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.

ALACHUA, FL – April 12, 2016 – Sid Martin Biotechnology Institute, a leading biosciences incubator at the University of Florida, announced a new technology startup, ReliOx™ Corporation, has been admitted into its bio-business program located in Alachua. The Institute offers startups collaborative, open workspace combined with financial, technical and human resources to nuture startups’ growth and success.

ReliOx™ - Green Clean Technology

ReliOx Corporation is a newly-funded startup company created from University of Florida green clean technology invented by Dr. David Richardson, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (CLAS), and commercialized by Ian and Cristina Knapp and the ReliOx team. The company takes a novel, green chemistry approach to the manufacture of Chlorine Dioxide which can destroy all known pathogenic agents and eliminate most noxious or hazardous odors with no harmful side effects. The new technologies are comprised of a family of methods unique for producing, delivering and transporting Chlorine Dioxide.

Target Markets

ReliOx represents a new approach for chemical destruction in the $7 billion Odor Control market and for agents in the $17 billion Janitorial, Healthcare, R&D, Food/Beverage and Process Water target markets.

Mark Long, Director, Sid Martin Biotechnology Institute, stated, “We are pleased to welcome ReliOx Corporation to our family of startup companies. The Institute has a 20-year history of assisting bioscience companies in growing and achieving success in the marketplace. With the commercialization of their innovative technologies, we anticipate rapid growth for ReliOx.”

Cristina Knapp, Vice-President of ReliOx, said, “This is a tremendous opportunity for everyone involved, and we are grateful to be able to access the resources of the Sid Martin Biotechnology Institute.”

The new startup was admitted to the Institute’s bio-business program through a screening process with its Biotech Advisory Committee. Prospective startups may submit an inquiry form through the Institute’s website and management will make contact to walk them through the admissions process.

About Sid Martin Biotechnology Institute

Sid Martin Biotechnology Institute is a leading bioscience incubator headquartered at the University of Florida in Alachua, Florida at Progress Park. The Institute has been honored with national and international awards for incubator excellence and achievements in technology commercialization, funding access, job creation and technology-based economic development. It is dedicated to mentoring and accelerating the growth of innovative early-stage bioscience and biotechnology companies, and supporting the economic growth of the North Central Florida region. For more information, visit

About ReliOx Corporation

ReliOx Corporation is an advanced stage start-up company based in Gainesville, Florida, solely engaged in the commercialization of a family of green chemistry Chlorine Dioxide generation technologies. Evaluated and tested since 2012, the novel technologies are now entering the commercial marketplace. For more information, visit

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