Economic Development: One goal of the NMC is to encourage local economic development in northern New Mexico. We do this by developing partnerships with and supporting emerging start-up companies. The NMC supports our industrial collaborators as they develop cutting-edge technologies by providing facilities, equipment, conference services, professional support and management expertise. Some of the industrial collaborators at the NMC include:
Pebble Labs USA Inc.
Pebble Labs USA Inc. is working to eliminate pathogens in agriculture, aquaculture and vector-borne diseases. Pebble Labs accomplishes this safely and sustainably without herbicides, pesticides and antibiotics.
Through the process of transbiotics, Pebble Labs uses naturally occurring bacteria to produce double-stranded RNA. These RNA are designed to inhibit the expression of genes in only the targeted pathogens and pests. This is accomplished without harming the environment, the host organism or humans.
Spartina Biotech LLC
Spartina Biotech LLC is a biofuel and renewable energy development corporation. Spartina Biotech develops technologies and applications that advance production of renewable energy sources, and supports the sustainability of natural resources.
Spartina Biotech specializes in cost-effective treatment of industrial waste water and in the production of renewable energy through biofuel and bioproduct development and production. Their goal is to develop a sustainable, domestically produced, and clean source of energy, food and water.
Specifica is a New Mexico based company focused on providing the next generation of human antibody engineering and discovery solutions. Specifica’s technology delivers high-affinity human antibodies with desired characteristics. Their native human antibody libraries provide powerful and exclusive in-house discovery capabilities.
UbiQD, a Los Alamos based startup company, manufactures quantum dots, and develops window tints that turn skyscrapers into renewable energy power plants.
While UbiQD also has developed an agriculture product around their unique nanomaterials. Quantum dot films are now used in greenhouses to tailor the solar spectrum to give plants better quality light, which enhances photosynthesis. UbiQD also sells materials for R&D purposes and provides materials technology development services.