THE STATE OF Louisiana encourages the biotechnology industry, including adult stem cell research for economic development and scientific innovation. Growth in biotechnology and biomedicine for translating basic research into medical therapies is possible through appropriate legislation and funding, as well as strong collaborative networks for scientific research for industrial, academic, and clinical institutions throughout the state.

The Louisiana Alliance for Biotechnology provides networking opportunities between academic and commercial researchers to encourage economic growth and the transfer of basic research into commercially viable products. The Biomédical Research Foundation of Northwest Louisiana promotes regional scientific growth and development in coordination with Louisiana State University Medical Center in Shreveport.

The foundation operates the Biomédical Research Institute and a Positron Emission Tomography Imaging Center for diagnosis and research in various fields, ...

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