Past EventNMBio April 28 Meeting – An Overview of the Santa Fe Region’s Emerging Life Science Sector

NMBio’s April 28 meeting is a can’t miss event. We’re offering attendees a primer on accessing SBIR and STTR grants, an overview on life science activity in the greater Santa Fe area, a tour of the highly regarded Santa Fe Business Incubator and its new Bio-Lab as well as a catered mystery lunch that will delight everyone. Our hosts for this exciting event are Brycon Construction and Los Alamos National Labs.

An Overview of the Santa Fe Region’s Emerging Life Science Sector

Three of New Mexico’s rising stars in the bioscience community will take center stage at NMBio’s can’t miss April 28 luncheon meeting at the Santa Fe Business Incubator.   

David S. Joseph is Co-Founder, President and CEO of Avisa, a clinical stage company that is developing an exciting, next-generation technology that enables the rapid detection of tuberculosis (TB) using a simple breath test.

Alex Koglin co-founded startup NTxBio, LLC. It rapidly screens thousands of microorganisms for potential antibodies, then quickly reproduces them to help fight disease resistant bacteria, including bacteria that cause anthrax, plague, and MRSA.

Steve Miller is CTO of  EcoPesticides International, Inc., a firm that  develops novel, biologic-based pesticides that stop defined pest species that threaten crops without harm to people or the environment. The company’s microbial pesticide technology was developed at the University of New Mexico and licensed through STC.UNM. 

These three entrepreneurs will be joined by Marie Longserre, President and CEO of the Santa Fe Business Incubator, for a panel discussion on emerging “green shoots” and other life science trends taking place in northern NM.

An Insider’s Tips for Successfully Accessing STTR and SBIR Research Grants

Dr. James F. Leary, professor emeritus, scientist, engineer, inventor, invited lecturer, and consultant to government, business and foundations, will provide attendees with a primer on the do’s and don’ts of applying for NIH-funded research grants. Dr. Leary, who recently relocated to Santa Fe and founded Aurora Life Technologies, headed 25 years of NIH-funded RO1 research grants as well as other research grants from NASA, NSF, DOD and private foundations. He has served on more than 130 NIH Study sections and has extensive experience in research proposal writing/reviewing, including more than 30 years experience with SBIR grants. 

Speaker Bio  attached

Tour the Santa Fe Business Incubator

Since 1997, SFBI has offered office, lab and light manufacturing space with affordable short-term leases in its 30,000 square foot facility. SFBI provides entrepreneurial support services tailored to emerging companies in a wide range of industries, networking events, strong media relationships, access to the business community, on-site business seminars and workshops, and a convenient location on the south side of Santa Fe. Perhaps most important is the entrepreneurial community SFBI has fostered, from the network of client companies to the members of the local business community who volunteer their expertise to provide clients with free business and technical assistance.

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