Los Alamos Company Increases Immunity
A big problem with antibiotics being so effective and widely used is that the infectious organisms they were designed to kill have developed immunities that increase their resistance.
Goutam Gupta, a molecular biophysicist at Los Alamos National Laboratory, and researchers in his lab are working on a solution to this problem. Gupta has launched a new biotechnology startup, Innate Immunity, LLC.
The project has been facilitated by High Desert Discovery District (HD3), a startup accelerator linked to a national network of supporting advisors and investors.
Innate Immunity, LLC has been looking at why a body’s immune system is not working well enough to overcome resistance to pathogens. The researchers are looking to combine two different steps of the body’s immune system into one protein in order to kill the infectious invader.
Down the road, the startup company also sees promising opportunities to reduce disease and improve yields for growers of tobacco, cannabis and chile.
HD3, New Mexico’s first privately-led high technology start up accelerator, the New Mexico Department of Agriculture (NMDA) and New Mexico State University (NMSU) are hosting the next HD3 Discover Day: “Innovation and Discovery Days in Agriculture and Food” on November 9-10, 2016 in Las Cruces.
The event will focus on statewide innovation and commercialization opportunities in agriculture and value-added food products and food industries.