The New Mexico Department of Economic Development announced Friday that five local companies will receive related support to New Mexico Small Business Innovation Research to grow their businesses.
NM SBIR funding is designed to support local science and technology companies to achieve their business goals, according to a government news agency. The state will receive up to $ 25,000 in federal SBIR funding for Level I awards, and up to $ 100,000 for Level II awards, according to the EDD.
The EDD release states that the Level I SBIR prizes up to $ 25,000 and the Level II winners up to $ 100,000.
According to the release, the following companies have been given support funds.
• Actoprobe in Albuquerque earns $ 100,000 to produce nano spectroscopy laser for rapid and accurate detection of viruses and DNA.
• The backyard farm factories in Las Cruz have received $ 25,000 to support the use of ice-drying technology to create a nutritious and delicious healthy food product that can reach a food-insecure community without the need for refrigeration.
• Emerging Technology Ventures in Alamogordo received $ 25,000 for independent integrated air and ground systems for integrated complex forecasting areas such as agriculture, aerospace, renewable energy, critical infrastructure, defense and public safety.
• Just Health Care in Albuquerque received $ 25,000 to support a program designed to provide pain and patient care to patients and doctors.
• Santa Fe received $ 25,000 from Neurogenesis to create a sound pacemaker for the brain, using sounds to stimulate memory and other restorative functions while you sleep.