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UNM Startup Avisa Pharma to go Public on Toronto Exchange

Local startup company Avisa Pharma, Inc. has announced that this summer it is planning to go public on the TSX Venture Exchange in Toronto. Avisa Pharma, Inc. was formed to commercialize Dr. Graham Timmins’ breath-test technology for early detection and treatment of lung infections. The company developed a rapid, 10-minute, point-of-care biomarker breath test for the detection and monitoring of bacterial pneumonia and other pulmonary infections. This would allow doctors …Read More

STC.UNM Announces Company Name Change to UNM Rainforest Innovations

Effective today, July 1, 2020, STC.UNM, the technology-transfer and economic-development organization for the University of New Mexico, has changed its name to UNM Rainforest Innovations. After operating for 25 years under the name STC.UNM, this organization has grown from a staff of just two in 1995 to a university technology-transfer and economic-development program with national and international stature. They have evolved to provide services far beyond technology-transfer support and now …Read More

9 U.S. Patents Issued to STC for UNM Technologies in April, May, and June

The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) recently issued nine U.S. patents to STC during the months of April, May, and June for technologies invented at the University of New Mexico. The patents, issued during STC’s 2020 fiscal 4th quarter, are for a variety of technologies created by researchers in the Departments of Cell Biology & Physiology; Molecular Genetics and Microbiology; Internal Medicine; Chemical and Nuclear Engineering; Chemical and Biological …Read More

Tapping into Native Business Resilience Seminar Offers Support for Native American Entrepreneurs and Business Community

On June 22, the New Mexico Rainforest EDA University Center hosted its June seminar on “Tapping into Native Business Resilience Moving Forward.” This webinar discussion was led by entrepreneur and UNM-Gallup University Center Mentor Vanessa Roanhorse, from Roanhorse Consulting. Vanessa was joined by Liz Gamboa and Jake Foreman from New Mexico Community Capital to discuss various ways in which Native American communities have overcome adversity throughout the years and how …Read More

The University of New Mexico is Among Top 100 Worldwide Universities Granted U.S. Utility Patents in 2019

The University of New Mexico (UNM) is among the Top 100 Worldwide Universities granted U.S. utility patents in 2019, 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 of New Mexico 61st among …Read More

Company started by UNM professor receives $1.25 million grant

By Kim Delker May 30, 2020 A solar energy company started by a professor at The University of New Mexico has received a $1.25 million award from the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) to advance a technology that could add significant life to solar panels. Osazda Energy was started in 2017 by Sang M. Han, professor of chemical and biological engineering at UNM. The company developed a …Read More

UNM I-Corps Site Program Trains Sixth Cohort Class

On February 24, ten teams of entrepreneurial-minded faculty and students began the UNM Lobo I-Corps Site Program. This 10-week training program is designed for UNM faculty and students who want to learn how to transition their STEM-related technologies to the marketplace. The NSF-funded I-Corps program at the Lobo Rainforest Building is a partnership between STC.UNM and the Innovation Academy and its purpose is to foster innovation among faculty and students, …Read More

New Mexico Small Business Recovery Course Offered by UNM’s Innovation Academy and STC.UNM

During this time of economic uncertainty, many small New Mexico businesses need to build or grow their online presence to help offset the decline of in-person shopping. The University of New Mexico’s Innovation Academy and STC.UNM are offering a special course again starting on June 1, 2020 called NM Small Business Recovery: Take and Expand your Business Online – Part 1. Businesses will learn e-commerce techniques such as developing a …Read More

UNM Graduate Students Design Simple Ventilator for COVID-19 Patients

A couple from the University of New Mexico, graduate students Mostafa Peysokhan and Maryam Bahmani, have designed a simple yet effective ventilator for COVID-19 patients. States in the U.S. and countries all around the world are finding it increasingly difficult to procure new ventilators as the numbers of COVID-19 cases continues to rise. To help combat this issue, Mostafa and Maryam have designed a ventilator that is inexpensive to make …Read More

UNM School of Engineering Faculty and Students Producing Respirator Masks and Hand Sanitizer

The UNM School of Engineering faculty and students are hard at work producing face masks for medical workers at UNM and medical providers across the state. Christina Salas, an assistant professor of the Department of Orthopedics & Rehabilitation at UNM and special assistant to the dean of the School of Engineering for Health Sciences Center relations, is coordinating these efforts. Heather Canavan, a professor in the Department of Chemical and …Read More