Report Details the Six Startups Spun Out of UNM Rainforest Innovations

By Collin Krabbe – Technology reporter

Photo Credit: May Ortega, Albuquerque Business First

Tech transfer and commercialization efforts at the University of New Mexico’s Rainforest Innovations spun out six startups that use university technologies, according to a recent report.

The Rainforest Innovations is a nonprofit owned by the UNM Board of Regents that aims to foster economic development and transfer tech developed at UNM to the market. Of the six companies spun out between July 1, 2020, and June 30 of this year, one is local, according to the Rainforest Innovations report.

Here are the six startups spun out with UNM tech during the 12-month period, according to Rainforest Innovations:

  • Nob Hill Therapeutics / VIC Foundry Inc. (New Mexico) — Non-opioid therapeutics for pain management
  • Advanced Concepts in Biology LLC — developing cancer therapeutics
  • Troy Sensor Company (New York) — Innovative sensor technology company
  • Flagship Labs 72 Inc. (Massachusetts) — VLP-based vaccines
  • Nanoplasmonics LLC (Colorado) — Rapid, culture-free diagnostics for infectious disease
  • An unnamed company in Canada developing silicon carbide materials