The LSU System Research and Technology Center (LETC), designed specifically as an incubator for companies with wet-lab needs, serves small and start-up businesses developing and commercializing university technologies.

Tenants in the 60,000 sq.ft. facility focus on the biotechnology, life sciences, agricultural and environmental industries. Beyond lab and office space, tenants receive business and technical assistance such as access to funding sources, legal resource and professional consulting, administrative staff and services, plus the ambiance of an established company.

A shared core lab provides basic laboratory equipment, such as an autoclave and freezer, to relieve small companies from initial equipment costs. A variety of conference and meeting rooms, as well as numerous comfortable casual meeting areas, provide space resources generally available to only the most established companies. Located at one of the main gateways to the LSU campus, the LETC boasts beautiful lake views and oak shaded grounds.

Opened in 2005, the LETC operates under the umbrella of the LSU System Research and Technology Foundation. The Foundation’s goal is to link the most promising breakthroughs from Louisiana’s university research with business leaders who can sell their ideas in a global marketplace.

The Louisiana Emerging Technologies Center can help lay the groundwork for companies like yours involved in life sciences. Call Arthur R. Cooper, Executive Director of the Louisiana Emerging Technologies Center, at (225) 615-8904 for more information on how you can secure a home for your business in the Center.