October 01, 2010 – The Scientist
Efforts to develop Louisiana’s biotech industry are giving New Orleans scientists – and the local economy – a much needed boost. Located in the heart of New Orleans, NOBIC
rents space in its wet-lab incubator to local start-up biotech companies to help them turn academic research projects into marketable technologies. It was launched after a feasibility study, led by the Louisiana state legislature, recognized that the state already had tremendous investments in life science research, but was not maximizing its value, says Aaron Miscenich, president of NOBIC.