Life Sciences Inc., 2900 72nd St. N, St. Petersburg, has been awarded a U.S. National Institutes of Health Funded Small Business Innovation Research grant of $240,000. The grant will help fund the first year of a multiyear effort to develop a handheld device for detection of small quantities of DNA or RNA.
S&S Electric Co., 105 Douglas Road E, Oldsmar, received the 2004 Family Business Heritage Award from the John H. Sykes College of Business at the University of Tampa. The award is given to a Florida business that has been in business for more than 50 years, has family members actively involved and has an expression of positive family values in the business.
HarmonTampa Inc., 4100 W Kennedy Blvd., Suite 208, Tampa, announced that the Cambridge School, Tampa, is a new client. HarmonTampa will handle the school's public and media relations.
Arcis Investments Inc., 2908 Bay to Bay Blvd., Suite 200, Tampa, has acquired Roebuck Shopping Center in Birmingham, Ala., from the East End Co., 152,243-square-foot shopping center, $8.3-million.
Colliers Arnold Commercial Real Services Inc., 4350 W Cypress St., Suite 300, Tampa, announced these transactions: Kenneth E. Lane Sr. to Eckerd College, 4,511-square-foot office space, 1300 N West Shore Blvd., Tampa; and Swindal Powell to Aluminum Service Inc., 68,000-square-foot building, 4720 Adamo Drive, Tampa, $2.1-million.
Rubin Real Estate Inc., 15500 Roosevelt Blvd., Suite 301, Clearwater, announced these leases: Bryan Dairy Ltd. to Circuit Works, 2,525 square feet, lease renewal, 10530 72nd St., Suite 705, Largo; Carr-Rubin Associates LLP to Performance Films Distribution, 4,075 square feet, lease renewal, 13101 56th Court, Suite 809-811, Clearwater; and Carr-Rubin Associates LLP to AmSunrooms Inc., 2,500 square feet, new lease, 13191 56th Court, Suite 103, Clearwater.