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:
Innate Immunity LLC
Innate Immunity is a biotechnology startup focused on solutions to global plant and crop health. This start-up goal is to eradicate some of the most devastating bacterial, viral, and fungal diseases affecting crops including grape, citrus, apple, and pear.
They are Innate Immunity prevents pathogen-induced diseases by developing methods to increase the host’s innate immunity to clear and resist disease.
Spartina Biotechnologies is developing a safe, fast-acting new medication called SIREN™, not a vaccine, but an antiviral therapeutic that blocks the ability of viruses to replicate and activates an immune response within the patient within hours.
Recent reports show adults have failing confidence about the safety of existing solutions and vaccines for COVID-19. Spartina’s goal is to provide a safe, effective, and affordable alternative to vaccines that can change the course of COVID-19 and other viruses in the world.
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.
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.