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The University of New Mexico Is Among Top 100 Worldwide Universities Granted U.S. Utility Patents in 2017

ALBUQURQUE, New Mexico. June 18, 2018—The University of New Mexico (UNM) is among the Top 100 Worldwide Universities granted U.S. utility patents in 2017, according to a report published by the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) and Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO). The report uses data from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to highlight the important role patents play in university research and innovation. The report ranks the University …Read More

Nora Perrone-Bizzozero, Ph.D.

Nora Perrone-Bizzozero, Ph.D. Professor, Department of Neurosciences Health Sciences The University of New Mexico Dr. Perrone-Bizzozero has disclosed two inventions and received one UNM-affiliated issued U. S. patent for her central nervous system (CNS) protein technology. Mental illness has a profound effect on public health, but psychiatry has had difficulty developing biological tests to diagnose, monitor and evaluate treatment for these and other brain disorders.  Researchers are interested in correlating …Read More

UNM Student Inventor Inspired to Solve a Major Environmental Problem

STC.UNM and the UNM Innovation Academy recently hosted their seventh student pitch competition on April 16.  The competition, The Rainforest Student Pitch Competition, is an opportunity for aspiring student entrepreneurs to present their innovative ideas for products, services and technologies to local entrepreneurs, investors, and business professionals.  The competition is open to currently enrolled students from any university in the state of New Mexico.  Mostafa Peysokhan, a UNM engineering student, …Read More

Spring Statewide Technology Showcase Draws Investors and Industry Reps to New Mexico

Innovate New Mexico, a network of the state’s six leading technology-transfer organizations, held its fifth event showcasing innovative technologies from the state’s research universities and national labs. The May 1, 2018 gathering at the Sandia Golf Club in Albuquerque featured 10 technology pitches by inventors from the University of New Mexico, New Mexico State University,  Sandia National Labs, Los Alamos National Lab, and the Air Force Research Labs to a …Read More

Nine Patents and One Trademark Issued for UNM Technologies in January, February, and March

The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) recently issued nine patents and one trademark during January, February and March for technologies invented at the University of New Mexico. The patents and trademark, issued during STC.UNM’s 2018 fiscal 3rd quarter, are for a variety of technologies created by researchers in the Departments of Chemical & Biological Engineering, Physics & Astronomy, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Psychiatry, Mechanical Engineering, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, …Read More

UNM Inaugural Health Hackathon a Success

A new program aimed at generating new ideas that could improve medical treatment and patient care held its first hackathon at the UNM Health Sciences campus on May 18-20.  The brainchild of Dr. Robert Frank, Director of the UNM Center for Innovation in Health and Education,  Professor in the Department of Family & Community Medicine, and former UNM President,  the event drew faculty and students from health science and main …Read More

Second Development Phase of Innovate ABQ Site Moving Forward

The Innovate ABQ initiative to create an innovation district in Albuquerque is moving forward with its second development phase at its core downtown site.  The nonprofit corporation, a partnership among UNM, the City of Albuquerque, Nusenda Credit Union, Bernalillo County, and private organizations, reports that design work is underway for the initial renovation of the former church sanctuary and tower building.  The building is  adjacent to the first-phase structure—the Lobo …Read More

Albuquerque-Based Startup Agilvax Announces New Affiliation and Funding

Local start-up company Agilvax, Inc., headquartered in Albuquerque and commercializing a virus-like particle (VLP) technology platform developed by UNM researchers Dr. David Peabody and Dr. Bryce Chackerian, announced that it has become a resident company at the Johnson & Johnson Innovation labs at Texas Medical Center (JLABS @ TMC) and has completed a Series A1 financing round.  To read more, see the Agilvax press releases, reprinted below. Agilvax Establishes Operations …Read More

Latest Rainforest Pitch Competition a Success

STC and the UNM Innovation Academy co-hosted their seventh Rainforest Student Pitch Competition on the evening of April 16 at Bow & Arrow Brewing Co.  This popular community event recognizes student entrepreneurs in the state. The pitch competition was an opportunity for aspiring student entrepreneurs to present their innovative ideas for products, services and technologies to local entrepreneurs, investors, and business professionals.  The competition is open to currently enrolled students …Read More

John T. McGraw, Ph.D.

John T. McGraw, Ph.D. Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy The University of New Mexico Dr.  McGraw has disclosed seven inventions and has received two UNM-affiliated issued U. S. patents for his atmospheric/astronomical sensing and imaging technologies. Earth’s turbulent and turbid atmosphere is a major impediment to forefront ground-based astronomical observations with existing and planned large telescopes in the range of four to 30 meters in diameter. One goal of …Read More