On July 26, 2019, U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) announced the two New Mexico businesses, both based in Santa Fe, were awarded $1.1 million and $1 million, respectively.
The funding will allow Mesa Photonics to develop high-precision instruments to lower the cost of telecommunications and technology development. Woodruff Scientific will use the funds to develop virtual reality and augmented reality devices that allow new methods for data visualization and collaboration in science and engineering.
“Small businesses like Mesa Photonics and Woodruff Scientific strengthen our communities by creating jobs and driving our economy into the future – their work is a great example of New Mexico’s leadership in emerging and innovative technologies,” Udall said in a release.
“As an engineer, I appreciate the value of emerging technologies,” Heinrich added. “New Mexico can tap into the extraordinary research and development that is already being conducted in our backyard by supporting creative, homegrown companies.”
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