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Rainforest Virtual Pitch Competition Winners Announced

New Mexico College Students Showcase Innovation and Creativity Despite Ongoing Pandemic to Win Money for Their Business Ideas Albuquerque, NM, April 6, 2020–  Despite a lack of in-person courses and the “normal” level of social interaction, New Mexico college and university students showed up (virtually, of course) in force for the Spring 2021 Rainforest Pitch Competition. Once again, students were only given one chance to submit a 90-second pitch to …Read More

Armonica Technologies Awarded NIH Grant to Further Develop DNA Sequencing Technology

Armonica Technologies, Inc., an Albuquerque-based biotechnology company, is commercializing an innovative DNA nanopore sequencing technology for precision medicine research applications from the University of New Mexico. Their approach strives to produce faster, higher throughput and more accurate long-read genomic analysis than what is currently on the market. They have recently been awarded a $350,000 SBIR grant from the NIH’s National Human Genome Research Institute to support further development of this …Read More

Carolyn Muller, M.D.

Carolyn Muller, M.D. Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology Director, Division of Gynecologic Oncology Associate Director Clinical Research Co-Director of Protocol Review and Monitoring System Women’s Cancer Program Co-Leader The Judy Putman Dirks Endowed Professor in Gynecologic Cancer Care UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center The University of New Mexico Dr. Muller’s research areas include: Cancer prevention and control in disparity working groups; Assessing and improving rational cancer care delivery across populations; …Read More

Student Interns @ UNM Rainforest Innovations – Jenny Le

Jenny Le Accounting Intern UNM Rainforest Innovations trains UNM students on university technology transfer and commercialization through its student internship program which is made up of Innovation Interns, Intellectual Property & Disclosure Assistants, a Student Office Assistant, and an Accounting Intern. These unique students all add tremendous support and value to UNM Rainforest Innovations while helping to expand our innovation ecosystem. The featured intern this month is Jenny Le, who …Read More

Fernando Garzon, Ph.D.

Fernando Garzon, Ph.D. Director, Center for Micro-Engineered Materials Professor, Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering The University of New Mexico Dr. Garzon research interests include: the development of advanced gas sensors for combustion control, groundwater and air emissions monitorting, fuel cell materials technology, energy storage technology, high temperature materials and devices, electronic conducting transition metal oxides, thin film growth, ceramic membrane technology, and solid state ionics. ISSUED U.S. PATENTS (UNM-AFFILIATED) 10,514,361 …Read More

Student Interns @ UNM Rainforest Innovations – Payton Fowler

Payton Fowler Student Intellectual Property and Disclosures Assistant “I came across this internship at the beginning of summer in 2019 on the UNM website for student jobs. I thought that it sounded interesting, submitted my application, and the rest is history!” Payton Fowler joined UNM Rainforest Innovations in June 2019 as a Student Intellectual Property and Disclosures Assistant. She has a variety of duties including communicating with UNM inventors and …Read More

Three UNM Startup Companies Present at Destination Startup®

On February 16 – 18, an online event called Destination Startup took place to showcase some of the best research-based startups in the Rocky Mountain region. Venture Partners, the University of Colorado Boulder’s commercialization arm, hosted this virtual event which showcased 25 startups from 10 different universities. Three of those startups were based on technologies developed right here at the University of New Mexico, including GPER G-1 Development Group, Nob …Read More

Student Interns @ UNM Rainforest Innovations – Dharish Totiger

Dharish Totiger Student Intellectual Property & Disclosures Assistant Over the years, UNM Rainforest Innovations has trained over a hundred UNM students on university technology transfer and commercialization through its student internship program. Students develop excellent professional skills and a better understanding of the intersection of business, science, and law. These students add immense value to UNM Rainforest Innovations, and their unique backgrounds and interests diversifies our innovation ecosystem. Dharish Totiger …Read More

UNM Business and Economic Summit a Success

UNM Rainforest Innovations hosted the third UNM Business and Economic Summit on January 12. The purpose of the event was to continue a statewide dialogue about ways to grow our New Mexico economy and our innovation ecosystem. Themed, “New Mexico 2030,” the goal was to convene stakeholders (public, private and non-profit) from across New Mexico. Recognizing the progress that the state has made to date, the Summit envisioned economic growth …Read More

New Rainforest Innovation Fellow Wall Displayed at the Lobo Rainforest Building

A new Rainforest Innovation Fellow wall has been installed at the Lobo Rainforest Building. This wall is to recognize the hard work and significant accomplishments of the thirteen Rainforest Innovation Fellows selected to date and those who will be honored in the future. The UNM Rainforest Innovations Board of Directors created this award in 2010 to honor annually a University of New Mexico inventor whose body of technologies has generated …Read More