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New Mexico Startup Receives $1.2 Million Grant from DOE and Follow-on State Funding for Its Solar Cell Technology

Local startup Osazda Energy, commercialization solar cell technology jointly developed at the University of New Mexico and the Air Force Research Laboratory New Mexico by UNM Regents’ Professor Sang M. Han and his team, has received great news.  Osazda, a New Mexico Angels Start-Up Factory II-funded company, is developing innovative new materials that improve the efficiency and life of solar cells and panels for the photovoltaic market.   Solar cells today …Read More

NM Rainforest University Center Program Launches in January

The new year at UNM main and branch campuses is off to a good start with the launch of a new statewide program that promises to boost entrepreneurial activity in communities across the state. The NM Rainforest University Center Program is funded by a grant from the federal Economic Development Administration (EDA) and will provide entrepreneurial training and technical assistance to students and community members at all UNM campuses statewide.  …Read More

Philadelphia Investor Puts Albuquerque in Top Ten for Entrepreneurs

Philadelphia entrepreneur and investor Bob Moore is an expert in data analytics.  The co-founder of RJ Metrics and the recently launched Crossbeam, a B2B software company that uses data analytics to help companies find partnerships, recently conducted a study of 100 cities in the US with the highest spending power for startups.  Albuquerque made the top ten list at number 5.  To read more, see Collin Krabbe’s January 23, 2019 …Read More

Aaron K. Neumann, Ph.D.

Aaron K. Neumann, Ph.D. Associate Professor Department of Pathology Health Sciences The University of New Mexico Dr. Neumann’s current research focuses on Cell biology and signal transduction of fungal pathogen sensing via C-type lectins in dendritic cells and macrophages; Nanostructure in the fungal call walls and innate immunoreceptors with respect to its impact on the success or failure of anti-fungal immunity; Quantitative live-cell optical microscopy techniques to investigate host-microbe interactions …Read More

Make money and earn credit

‘Design. Build. Bank’ focus of spring break class at UNM’s Innovation Academy Spend your spring break creating ways to make money instead of finding ways to spend it. The UNM Innovation Academy, in partnership with the School of Architecture, Liberal Arts and Integrative Studies, and University College is offering a new class where you can earn three credits in just five days. “Design. Build. Bank!” is a course where students will use …Read More

Sixteen U.S. Patents Issued to STC for UNM Technologies in October, November and December

The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) recently issued sixteen U.S. patents to STC during the months of October, November, and December for technologies invented at the University of New Mexico. The patents, issued during STC’s 2019 fiscal 2nd quarter, are for a variety of technologies created by researchers in the Departments of Emergency Medicine, Computer Science, Neurosciences, Chemical & Biological Engineering, Chemistry, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and …Read More

Albuquerque Biotech Company Agilvax Welcomes Prestigious Scientist to Board

Local biotech company Agilvax, Inc., headquartered in Albuquerque, is commercializing a virus-like particle (VLP) technology platform, developed by researchers Dr. David Peabody and Dr. Bryce Chackerian from the University of New Mexico, for targeted cancer immunotherapies and vaccines.  The company’s AX09 cancer immunotherapy is being developed for one of the hardest to treat cancers—triple negative breast cancer.  The company recently appointed Dr. David T. Hung, founder and former CEO of …Read More

Lens Launch Party Tests New Device

Local startup Lens unveiled its lumen device  at a December 6th launch party for the company at the Lobo Rainforest Building.   Lens is developing a technology to give online users control over their own data in an innovative peer-to-peer online communications program that circumvents current social media platforms to give users cloud-free online privacy and security.  See Collin Krabbe’s December 7, 2018 article, “Former Salesforce exec debuts new technology behind …Read More

Dr. Yun Li Joins VIC Technology Venture Development™ as Managing Director – New Mexico Branch

Executive with Extensive Startup Business Experience Leads VIC’s New Mexico Expansion FAYETTEVILLE, AR – December 19, 2018 – VIC Technology Venture Development™ (VIC) is pleased to welcome Dr. Yun Li as Managing Director – New Mexico Branch.  Dr. Li is also serving as interim CEO of VIC portfolio company Nob Hill Therapeutics, Inc. Her multifaceted professional career spans from R&D and global program management in Fortune 500 companies to technology …Read More

Hongyou Fan, Ph.D.

Hongyou Fan, Ph.D. National Laboratory Professor, Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering Center for Micro-Engineered Materials The University of New Mexico Dr. Fan’s current research focuses on the development of new synthesis methods and self-assembly processes to fabricate multifunctional nanomaterials; fundamentally understanding self-assembly mechanisms and structural evolution from the molecular to the nano- and micro-scale scale; and understanding structure-property relationships. ISSUED U. S. PATENTS (UNM-AFFILIATED) 6,471,761 Prototyping of Patterned Functional …Read More