Vista Therapeutics Uses Local Resources
The Industrial Open House held at the Center for Integrated Nanotechnology (CINT) Core Facility in Albuquerque, September 2012 was a success with Dr. Neal Shinn, the Co-Director of CINT, drawing attention to how CINT can help commercialize nanotechnology and nanobiotechnology.
Dr. Spencer Farr, founder of Vista Therapeutics, presented an update and overview of Vista’s current technical and business status during the Open House, highlighting the interactions between CINT and Vista. We are fortunate to have two of the Nation’s five CINT centers in New Mexico, which work closely with two of the Nation’s ten national labs, which are also located in state.
Marie Spreads the Word
Marie lives and breaths Business Incubation, that’s why this summer she helped to spread the word in three different countries. First stop was the White House as part of a New Mexico delegation for a briefing on Business development, and again a few weeks later to participate in the National Innovation Fly. Next was Finland where she presented at the EBN European & Russian Innovation Summit, then she travelled to Newfoundland, Canada, as Board Chair of the National Business Incubator Association to visit the Genesis Centre a high growth technology ventures incubator and the grand opening of the Quidi Vidi Village, a craft Incubator.
SFBI Launches $1.25Million BioScience Initiative
Pedro Garza, Regional Director for the U.S. Economic Development Administration, an agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce, announced that Santa Fe Business Incubator (SFBI) won a grant award for $1.25 million. At the SFBI Annual Open House, Garza emphasized the importance of encouraging innovation and bringing new technologies to the marketplace as critical to creating jobs and improving our nation’s economic competitiveness. The BioScience laboratory is expected to be completed in early 2013.
Santa Fe’s PureColor, Inc. (SFBI client) and the New Mexico Small Business Association are proud to announce a recently established partnership with Los Alamos National Laboratory. The Lab is supporting PureColor with $20,000 of in-kind services, includes usage of facilities and high tech imaging equipment, as well as personnel and analytical chemistry services to aid ongoing product development efforts. This is a great example of public-private partnership, New Mexico’s strong sense of community, and the Lab’s efforts to support local entrepreneurs.
SFBI is proud to be awarded a PNM Reduce Your Use Grant, through the PNM Resource Foundation. The foundation awards grants to non-profit organizations across New Mexico who are committed to energy efficiency. With our grant funds we are purchasing new energy efficient kitchen appliances and Smart Strip surge protectors for SFBI client companies. Thank You PNM!