Biosciences

The Greater New Orleans region is not only a robust health services provider and employer, but also a thriving hub of biosciences research. Home to a booming Bio District in downtown New Orleans, multiple colleges and universities with strong biotech-related programs, and unique, cutting-edge research facilities, the region offers a favorable and supportive environment for scientists, innovators, and entrepreneurs alike.

The healthcare and biosciences industry in the Greater New Orleans region benefits from the following regional assets:

DOWNTOWN MEDICAL DISTRICT
At the center of the region’s growing BioSciences and Healthcare industry is 1500-acre area in the heart of New Orleans’ Downtown Medical District, where leading medical schools, universities, hospitals, and research institutions work to advance bioscience knowledge and where more than $2.3 billion has been invested in new hospital and medical research construction.

STATE-OF-THE-ART RESEARCH FACILITIES
The Greater New Orleans region is home to some of the nation’s leading research in the areas of cancer, gene therapy, neurosciences, biostatistics, and tropical medicine. This research is conducted at and bolstered by institutions including Tulane and LSU Medical schools and the Louisiana Cancer Research Center.

NEW ORLEANS BIOINNOVATION CENTER
This 66,000 square-foot incubator is dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship and supporting Louisiana innovators as they develop life-saving new technologies. The Center offers wet-lab, office, and conference space, along with commercialization assistance and financing to help their program teams bring new diagnostics, treatments, or technologies to market.

Healthcare and biosciences businesses in the region also benefit from world-class incentive programs, including:

THE LOUISIANA QUALITY JOBS PROGRAM
Provides a cash rebate to companies that create well-paid jobs and promote economic development, including up to a 6% rebate of annual gross payroll for new direct jobs for up to 10 years and a state sales/use rebate on capital expenditures.

LED FASTSTART
Recognized as the nation’s best state workforce training program, LED FastStart provides customized employee recruitment, screening, and training to new and expanding companies at no cost.

The following healthcare and biosciences companies have found infrastructure, support, talent, and success in the Greater New Orleans region:

Ochsner Health System
InnovationOchsner
LCMC Health
New Orleans BioInnovation Center
Louisiana Cancer Research Center
Pine Biotech
AxoSim
Bioceptive
Chosen Diagnostics
Peoples Health
Ready Responders

To learn more about BioSciences in the Greater New Orleans region, please contact:

Grady Fitzpatrick
(504) 527-6986
gfitzpatrick@gnoinc.org