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STC CEO Named to State Technology Research Collaborative Board

The New Mexico Economic Development Department’s (NMEDD) Science and Technology Division has named new board members for the Technology Research Collaborative (TRC) including Lisa Kuuttila, President & Chief Economic Development Officer at STC.UNM. Read more below in NMEDD’s press release. Technology Research Collaborative Board Announced Santa Fe – The New Mexico Economic Development Department’s (NMEDD) Science and Technology Division has named new board members for the Technology Research Collaborative (TRC). The TRC …Read More

Rita E. Serda, Ph.D.

Rita E. Serda, Ph.D. Research Assistant Professor Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Molecular Medicine Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering The University of New Mexico Beyond the need for preventative vaccines, there is a global need for therapeutic cancer vaccines that are able to overcome cancer-related suppression of cell-mediated immune responses and guide specific immune responses against cells expressing tumor-associated neoantigens. Dr. Serda’s research projects include a unique cell processing …Read More

Nine U.S. Patents Issued to STC for UNM Technologies in July, August and September

The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) recently issued nine U.S. patents to STC during the months of July, August and September for technologies invented at the University of New Mexico. The patents, issued during STC’s 2020 fiscal 1st quarter, are for a variety of technologies created by researchers in the Departments of Chemistry, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Civil, Construction & Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Physics & Astronomy, …Read More

New Book Ranks Albuquerque Among Best Cities to Become Technology Hubs

A new book recently published by two MIT professors argues that investing federal dollars geographically to create technology hubs in cities across the U.S. that lose out to the few east-coast/west-coast super cities for most private and public investments in basic science and invention commercialization, will dramatically result in widespread innovation that boosts economic growth and good-paying jobs. In Jump-Starting America, How Breakthrough Science Can Revive Economic Growth and the …Read More

UNM/UPenn Technology Receives FDA IND Clearance

A drug discovered more than a decade ago at UNM and NMSU by Dr. Eric Prossnitz (UNM) and Dr. Jeffrey Arterburn (NMSU) and combined with a drug discovered at the University of Pennsylvania in 2017 has received FDA clearance as an Investigational New Drug (IND).  The new drug will now advance to human clinical trials for patients with advanced cancers. In 2005, the UNM team characterized a new estrogen-binding receptor, …Read More

From ramen to riches: students to pitch business ideas for seed funding

How can 90-seconds take a student from eating instant noodles to lobster dinners? Check out the Fall Rainforest Pitch Competition to find out! The University of New Mexico’s Innovation Academy and STC.UNM are partnering again to offer this fantastic opportunity for students to pitch business or product ideas to win their share of the $5,000 prize pool. Students should submit their initial 90-second video pitch at Rainforest Student Pitch Competition by …Read More

Japanese Students Participate in STC Professional Internship Academy

Students Sponsored by City of Sanda A group of four Japanese students from Kwansei Gakuin University and the NIC International College recently wrapped up a week (August 26-30) of student pitch training at the Lobo Rainforest Building through STC’s Professional Internship Academy.  The students were sponsored by the City of Sanda, Hyogo Prefecture, in Japan. Through the efforts of STC University International Ventures Manager Eri Hoshi, Sanda City sent out …Read More

AgilVax Chairman Assumes CEO Role

New Mexico biotech company Agilvax, Inc., headquartered in Albuquerque, with offices in El Paso and at the Johnson & Johnson Innovation labs at Texas Medical Center (JLABS @ TMC) in Houston, announced that Joseph Patti has been appointed President & CEO.  Patti, the company’s former chairman replaces Dr. Federica Pericle, who stepped down as CEO in June.  AgilVax is commercializing a virus-like particle (VLP) technology platform, developed by researchers Dr. …Read More

Fernando Moreu, Ph.D., P.E.

Fernando Moreu, Ph.D., P.E. Assistant Professor Department of Civil, Construction, & Environmental Engineering Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering Department of Mechanical Engineering Center for Advance Research Computing (CARC) The University of New Mexico Dr. Moreu’s main research explores the interface between human and infrastructure, using of new technologies to measure structural responses of structures under (or after) extreme loading events. Dr. Moreu’s research explores how bridge responses under revenue service …Read More

UNM Joins the Advanced Economic Development Leadership Program

Lisa Kuuttila, CEO & Chief Economic Development Officer of STC.UNM, the University of New Mexico’s technology transfer and economic development organization, announced that the University has been chosen to become a member of The Advanced Economic Development Leadership Program (AEDL), a nationwide alliance of five major universities offering an advanced economic-development leadership course for mid- and senior-level economic development professionals.  The partner universities, The University of Alabama, Clemson University, The …Read More