Congratulations to New Mexico’s Third Cohort of Innovators!

New Mexico Leep Cohort :: Devin Fell, Sentiré Medical

Bowel injury continues to pose a significant risk in robotic and laparoscopic surgeries. Even with diligent efforts to identify such injuries during the procedures, many go undetected elevating the risk of morbidity and mortality for patients. Sentiré Medical is developing the Perf-Alert® monitoring system, a novel device designed to guarantee early and effective detection of bowel injuries, ultimately improving the safety of surgical procedures of this nature.

New Mexico Leep Cohort :: Ilayda Samilgil, LLume

LLume is in the process of bringing Light Lace®, a patented fiber-optic sensor technology, to market. This innovative technology measures muscle activity and respiration, operates underwater, boasts sampling rates surpassing 100kHz, and requires no direct skin contact. The stretchable and washable nature of the sensor allows for integration into garments. This dual-use product aids athletes in assessing injury risk factors and optimizing performance as well as enables unique measurements for warfighters in the field, including blast overpressure, whole body vibration, and high-speed motion capture.

New Mexico Leep Cohort :: Ben Schafer, MicroAvionics

MicroAvionics specializes in constructing lightweight devices with the remarkable ability to hover in near-space for extended periods—up to months—utilizing a flight mechanism devoid of power or moving parts. Distinguished by their unique microscale design, these devices can levitate solely in sunlight, eliminating the need for fuel or batteries. Positioned as the exclusive hardware technology capable of continuous flight between altitudes ranging from 50 to 100 km, MicroAvionics seeks to pioneer new markets in climate research and advance 6G communications.

Cohort 2 Fellows

New Mexico Leep Cohort :: Yun Li, Filtravate

Filtravate is developing a membrane to filter out viruses. Their advanced manufacturing process is sustainable, uses less energy and isn’t as solvent intensive, lowering the cost of production. The low production costs and high-performance features make Filtravate’s membranes ideal for monoclonal antibody (mAb) production applications by solving the industries two biggest challenges: need low-cost bioprocess and increased demand for portable single use mAb bioprocess systems.

New Mexico Leep Cohort :: Scott Ziegler, Space Kinetic

To unlock the potential of the lunar economy and the next iteration of space exploration and development, Space Kinetic has developed a new way of transferring energy and material resources in low gravity environments using one integrated system. Their Kinetic Distribution System for energy distribution can transfer materials 200 times faster than rover-based methods. Plug-and-play functionality and strong network effects will allow our kinetic grid to scale quickly to create a durable human presence on the moon.

Cohort 1 Fellows

NM Leep Innovators Cliff Chan

Cliff Chan

OAM Photonics LLC pursues the development of a compact solid-state coherent optical sensor for long-distance 3D light detection and ranging (LiDAR) with numerous applications including 3D topographic mapping, advanced driver-assistance (ADAS), and autonomous driving. The vision of OAM Photonics is to build novel, smarter and less expensive optical sensors enabled by electronic-photonic integrated circuit (EPIC) technology.

NM Leep Innovators Srikanth Kodeboyina

Srikanth Kodeboyina

Blue Eye Soft is building its Space Anomaly Forensics & Environment Resolution (SAFER) platform to fuse and analyze volumes of historic data to develop predictions of space weather impacts. The NM LEEP collaboration will match Los Alamos’ expertise and capabilities in predicting the behavior of relativistic electrons within the whole outer Van Allen belt with Blue Eye Soft’s predictive analytics and data resources to create the first of its kind forecasting model that provides space weather forecasts to operators and predicts likely radiation damage to satellites impacted by these storms. 

NM Leep Innovators Kristina Trujillo

Kristina Trujillo

T-NeuroPharma is taking a new approach to Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) diagnosis and treatment.  T-Neuro is developing a biomarker to detect early AD in both clinical trial and clinical laboratory settings. Ideally, the biomarker will be utilized to detect the disease early, then the treatment will be administered to prevent the disease from ever progressing. T-Neuro is initially focused on first developing the biomarker for use in clinical trials and in clinical testing laboratories. The development of the therapeutic will follow in Stage II of the Development plan.

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