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CTSC BioVenture Partnership Event to Showcase UNM Research and Local Bioscience Advancements

The University of New Mexico Clinical & Translational Science Center (CTSC) will host a science and technology showcase event highlighting innovation and collaboration between UNM and New Mexico’s biotech community.

The CTSC BioVenture Partnership Event, slated for 3-5 p.m., Friday, Nov. 11,at the UNM Student Union Building Ballrooms, will draw researchers, clinicians, engineers, students and other specialists to develop commercially viable solutions to improve health care.

The BioVenture event “brings together academic and business communities for an afternoon of networking and learning about promising medical discoveries, biomedical technologies and resources that are helping grow the state’s bioscience sector,” said Richard S. Larson, MD, PhD, vice president for Health Sciences research and the CTSC’s principal investigator and director.

The event will kick off with poster presentations that include all levels of researchers and biotech companies, followed by an afternoon of networking. It will continue with highlighted success stories and a pitch competition for UNM faculty with an active or developing technology.

“This provides an opportunity to gain real-world experience attracting investor support, refining presentation skills and garnering critical feedback by our panel of judges,” said Eric Prossnitz, PhD, professor in the UNM Department of Internal Medicine and chair of the BioVenture planning committee.

The CTSC BioVenture Partnership Event is open to everyone interested in New Mexico’s bioscience and biotechnology landscape, along with UNM scientists and researchers for an afternoon of networking, inspiring innovations and connect with promising partnerships.

Awards and prizes will be provided by local sponsors, including Blissful Spirits Hot Yoga, Explora Museum, Albuquerque Isotopes, Embassy Suites by Hilton, UNM Bookstore, Electric Playhouse, Heritage Hotels & Resorts, Inc, Albuquerque Museum Foundation, New Mexico United, Sandia Peak Tramway & Ski Area, New Mexico Museum of Natural History Foundation and Rebel Donut.

More information and registration can be found on the CTSC BioVenture Partnership Event webpage.

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