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ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico — T-Neuro Pharma, a leading biotechnology company dedicated to developing innovative diagnostics and therapeutics for neurodegenerative diseases, announced the publication of a landmark research article in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences(PNAS), a peer-reviewed journal of the National Academy of Sciences. The article, “Antigen-Specific Age-Related Memory CD8 T Cells Induce and Track Alzheimer’s-Like Neurodegeneration,” details a significant breakthrough in understanding the early events and progression of Alzheimer’s disease.


Our Weekly Update from DRCB/NIGMS highlights important NIH funding opportunities and policy announcements for researchers, students, and staff involved in our ASCEND2.0 grant.

As part of our ASCEND2.0 initiative to Wyoming, an I-RED state, we are excited to announce that two pilot project grants have been awarded and approved for the University of Wyoming. These innovative research projects are now commencing, marking a significant step forward in their respective fields.

Building on the success of UNLV's first-ever Innovation Day, we are excited to share the visionary leadership driving this initiative forward. Dr. Kate Zhong and Dr. Jeffrey Cummings have been instrumental in bringing this event to life and have ambitious plans to make it an annual tradition.

We were thrilled to have helped organize and fund the pitch competition at UNLV's first-ever Innovation Day, supported by our ASCEND2.0 NIH grant. The event showcased the UNLV community's innovative ideas and entrepreneurial spirit, attracting around 70 enthusiastic attendees.

ASCEND2.0 has officially opened its call for proposals to support the advancement of new biomedical innovations with significant potential to improve quality of life and save lives.

Friday, April 19, 2024

Join Us at UNLV Innovation Day 2024

We are thrilled to be part of UNLV Innovation Day 2024, a special event showcasing groundbreaking research and promoting entrepreneurship in brain health. On May 13th, at UNLV's vibrant campus in Las Vegas, this event promises to inspire and empower the next generation of innovators.

The University of Wyoming and JP Morgan are hosting the "Navigating the Startup Ecosystem Symposium" on April 25th, 2024, at the University of Wyoming campus.

Wednesday, March 20, 2024

John Chavez Speaks at NMSU

John Chavez, Managing Director at the New Mexico Start-Up Factory and Principal Investigator for the ASCEND2.0 grant,  spoke at the New Mexico State University's (NMSU) College of Business as part of their "Executive Speaker Series."

As part of our collaboration with the University of Montana for ASCEND2.0, we are excited to engage in Mentoring Pilot Projects for researchers selected through the university's Center for Translational Medicine (CTM) Research program. The University of Montana's CTM program is at the forefront of bridging the gap between academic research and practical applications, facilitating the transformation of innovative ideas into tangible solutions. The CTM houses two transformative technologies that we believe will revolutionize healthcare.

Wednesday, January 17, 2024

NMSUF to Attend AUTM Annual Meeting 2024

At the New Mexico Start-Up Factory, we are thrilled to attend and exhibit at the 2024 AUTM (Association of University Technology Managers) Annual Meeting in San Diego.

Our ASCEND2.0 Grant Principal Investigators – John Chavez, Eric Prossnitz, and Rob DelCampo – are excited to attend the REACH (Research Evaluation and Commercialization Hubs) Annual Meeting on January 30-31, 2024, in Washington, DC.

ASCEND2.0 offers free access to their educational videos! These resources have been specifically created to assist aspiring entrepreneurs and are available on ASCEND's website by clicking on 'Program Resources' -> 'Education Curriculum' or simply visiting []. 

Equity Free Funding for Alaska Innovators: America's Seed Fund is coordinated by the Small Business Administration and funded through 11 participating federal agencies that fund innovations through the SBIR/STTR programs.
Alaska FAST. Alaska FAST, federal and state technology partnership program, was created to increase the number of America’s Seed Fund SBIR/STTR awards for women, socially/economically disadvantaged individuals, and small businesses in Alaska. Free to the community, Alaska Fast is Center ICE's one-stop-shop to prepare for, write, and win an Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) or Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant.

New Mexico’s startup economy is thriving, thanks in good part to a spate of fresh bioscience companies that are working to turn innovative technologies into new products and services.

In fact, the bioscience sector has dominated the startup landscape in recent years, with more patents issued to New Mexico innovators in that sector over the past decade than any other local industry, according to the national business research company D&B Hoovers.

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