February 27, 2013 – New Orleans CityBusiness
As academic grants for scientific research become more difficult to obtain, researchers like Dr. Ali Betancourt of Wibi+Works LLC have established businesses to qualify for other types of funding that can support their biotechnology research. Wibi+Works was recently awarded a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant to continue developing a rheumatoid arthritis stem cell therapy.
February 22, 2013 – New Orleans CityBusiness
Experts on technology research and commercialization from Tulane, UNO and NOBIC discuss the potential impact of sequestration budget cuts on federal research grants. Grants from agencies including the National Institutes of Health help fund medical and scientific research, which often leads to the development of new biotechnology products and businesses.
February 20, 2013 – New Orleans CityBusiness
Angel and VC investors active in the New Orleans entrepreneurial community, including NOBIC tenants Dr. Sandra Coufal of Sibling Capital and Clayton White of the South Coast Angel Fund, offer advice on what to avoid during investment pitches.
February 15, 2013 – Silicon Bayou News
Having launched a chocolate toothpaste for children on February 1, Theodent founder and CEO Arman Sadeghpour sat down with Silicon Bayou News to discuss the company’s technology, product line, and strong prospects for future growth.
February 06, 2013 – Silicon Bayou News
The first loan given by the New Orleans BioInnovation Center as part of their BioFund, was presented to Be Well Nutrition last December. The company is responsible for the healthy lifestyle beverage ICONIC. With help from this loan, Be Well Nutrition officially launched its first flavor of ICONIC, Chocolate Truffle, on Monday, February 4th.
February 03, 2013 – New Orleans CityBusiness
Two local start-ups based out of the New Orleans BioInnovation Center have launched new products. In the past week, local toothpaste manufacturer Theodent launched its chocolate-flavored toothpaste, and BeWell Nutrition launched its first product, a healthy beverage called Iconic.
February 01, 2013 – PR Newswire
New Orleans biotechnology company and NOBIC tenant, Theodent™, is giving kids around the world a
great new reason to smile: chocolate-flavored toothpaste. The company will unveil its new Theodent™ Kids chocolate-flavored toothpaste on Friday, Feb 1.
February 01, 2013 – Forbes
Chase donates $350,000 at the New Orleans BioInnovation Center to help fund the development of The Team Gleason House for Innovative Living.