ICONIC One of Four Products Accepted in National Food Accelerator

ICONIC, the healthy lifestyle beverage from Be Well Nutrition, beat out nearly 400 other startup products to earn a spot in the Accel Foods accelerator program for food producers. Accel…


2014 Annual Report Release: 66 Startups Formed, $24M+ Raised

We have just released our FY2014 Annual Report. This includes details on the Center's programs, services, and impact in Southeast Louisiana, along with highlights on our clients' achievements over the…


Advano Named a Semi-Finalist in World’s Largest Cleantech Accelerator

Nanotechnology startup Advano has been named one of only 12 regional semi-finalists in the Cleantech Open, the largest global program aimed at accelerating cleantech startups into successful businesses. Advano will…


OMS’ Cardiology EHR Earns Stage 2 Meaningful Use Certification

Objective Medical Systems has developed a cardiology-specific Electronic Health Record (EHR) system that has earned Meaningful Use Stage 2 Certification from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT.…


DNA testing to guide prescriptions fuels explosive growth for New Orleans firm

Personalized medicine firm Renaissance RX has grown dramatically in just 2 years ago. The company, "which runs toxicology and DNA tests to help doctors tune prescriptions for individual patients, ballooned…


Eardrum repair startup wins 2nd at International Business Model Competition

After earning top prizes at the Rice University Business Plan Competition and the Tulane University Business Model Competition, Tympanogen went on to place in the top two at an international…


Tympanogen Places 5th in World’s Largest Business Plan Competition

Local device startup Tympanogen won three prizes, fifth place, and $44,000 in the Rice University Business Plan Competition, the world's largest student business plan competition. The company pitched numerous times…


Medical Device Startups Win 1st, 2nd and $35,000 at Tulane Competition

Eardrum repair patch startup Tympanogen won first place and $25,000 in the 2014 Tulane Business Model Competition. The team will move on to compete at the International Business Model Competition…


New Orleans’ entrepreneurs see niches, fill them

USA Today looks at the BioInnovation Center and profiles personalized medicine company Renaissance RX alongside two other fast-growing New Orleans startups. "By identifying through DNA testing how patients metabolize specific…


NOBIC News: Winning Pitches, Health 2.0 Nola and Team Gleason, and More

Catch up on the latest news from NOBIC and regional life science startups in this month's NOBIC newsletter.