January 2016: In the world of research and development, some of the greatest inventions can happen entirely by accident. That was the case for one Tampa-based team of researchers, who discovered a safe and effective means of permanent hair removal. But that discovery was far from what the researchers had originally intended to find. The research project was initiated several years ago by a team at the University of South Florida (USF) led by Dr. Mark Jaroszeski. In 2014, STEM Genesis, a company in the Tampa Bay Technology Incubator, joined the team at USF, recognizing the project’s potential commercial value. The collaboration continues today with support from The Corridor’s Matching Grants Research Program.