The Massachusetts Institute of Technology recognized five young Mexicans with prizes during the MIT Technology Review 'Innovator Under 35' awards for their technological work. Daniel Jacobo, Scott Munguia, Caleb Rascon, Guillermo Ulises Ruiz and Blanca Lorena Villarreal, all from the Tecnológico de Monterrey, received the distinction from the Spanish edition of the Technology Review, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), in a ceremony on campus.

The 'Innovators Under 35' awards cover all areas of technology and recognize inventors, entrepreneurs, pioneers and visionaries who have created innovative solutions with a real impact on the issues that are of global concern. A graduate from the Masters of Biotechnology probram, Daniel Alberto Jacobo-Velázquez developed an alternative system to convert GM vegetables into biofactory food molecules of tremendous pharmaceutical interest.

Chemical engineering student Miguel Munguia Manager Scott designed a technology for the production of bioplastics from avocado seeds, with which he founded a company dedicated to the development of biodegradable plastic technologies. While Caleb Antonio Rascon, a graduate in Electronic Systems Engineering, developed a robotic system capable of detecting, hearing and locating several sound sources with fewer microphones.

Meanwhile, a doctoral student in Biotechnology, Ulises Ruiz Guillermo Esparza, developed a therapy to improve the efficiency of drugs in heart failure with which they can provide effective new treatments, non-invasive surgery and less costly procedures. In turn, the graduate of Mechatronics Engineering, Blanca Lorena Villarreal, created a robotic nose that detects and follows the path of an odor source, which can be used to identify the direction from which gas leaks are coming.