Biodesign Program

The CTSC Biodesign Initiative brings together biomedical researchers, clinicians, engineers, and other specialists to develop commercially viable medical devices that will positively impact the lives of people living with diseases and health conditions. During facilitated brainstorming sessions, participants devise solutions to existing barriers and problems in current clinical practices. Successful teams are encouraged to submit a proposal for CTSC pilot funding, which provides access and financial support to use CTSC’s translational technologies and clinical facilities.

To propose and discuss a future Biodesign focus area, contact: Dr. Eric Prossnitz.


VIVO is a research-focused discovery tool that enables collaboration among scientists across all disciplines

UNM's VIVO installation is now part of two federated search systems, each of which allows you to search VIVOs and other networking platforms at multiple institutions with a single query.


CTSC sponsored Synergy meetings bring together basic, clinical, and translational researchers and core directors to advance projects from bench-to-bedside and use CTSC core facilities and services. Topics have included Diabetes and Prediabetes, Drug Resistance in Infectious Diseases, NCATS Repurposing Initiative, and Traumatic Brain Injury. Synergy brings together the local biotech community and scientists from Sandia National Laboratories with much time devoted to Q&A and brainstorming.

Synergy meetings are scheduled the second Monday of each month during the academic year. Please contact Melanie Hazlett  for additional information.