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BRF awarded grant for cleanup of hazardous materials site

Remediation to benefit Shreveport Healthcare and Development Corridor BRF has received a $95,841 grant from the City of Shreveport’s Brownfields...

CenterPoint Energy awards BRF a $5,000 grant to support the Biotechnology Magnet Academy

CenterPoint Energy recently awarded a $5,000 grant to BRF for the purchase of equipment for the new Clinical Lab course...

BRF President and CEO named to Louisiana Economic Development Corporation Board

John F. George Jr., M.D., President and CEO of BRF, has been appointed to the Louisiana Economic Development Corporation (LEDC)...

BRF’s EdVentures students compete in Region I Science Fair

The Region I Science Fair took place virtually from February 22-25. Students in BRF’s EdVentures programs, including the BioStart Internship...

Entrepreneurial Accelerator Program (EAP) receives $5,000 Capital One grant to help startups locate funding

Shreveport, La. — BRF’s Entrepreneurial Accelerator Program (EAP) is helping local startups obtain early funding by offering assistance with finding...

Sen. Cassidy, BRF secure $5 million to support Air Force Global Strike Command headquartered at Barksdale Air Force Base

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) secured a $5 million appropriation from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to support...

Economic impact of BRF activities in Shreveport-Bossier MSA released in Loren C. Scott and Associates study

A comprehensive economic impact study of BRF and its associated entities by economist Dr. Loren Scott has been released.  The...

BRF Impact and Vision with Dr. Loren Scott And Dr. John George

To measure the impact of its economic development activities, BRF commissioned Loren C. Scott and Associates, a Baton Rouge consulting firm led by Dr....

EAP ANNOUNCES 10 NEW STARTUP COMPANIES ADDED TO THE WALL OF ENTREPRENEURIAL ACHIEVEMENT

https://www.youtube.com/embed/ttRCxxO9w_c BRF’s Entrepreneurial Accelerator Program (EAP) announces the addition of 10 new startup companies to its Wall of Entrepreneurial Achievement,...

CASSIDY, BRF SECURE $2 MILLION TO SUPPORT AIR FORCE GLOBAL STRIKE COMMAND HEADQUARTERED AT BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) secured a $2 million appropriation from the Department of Defense (DoD) to...

Entrepreneurial Accelerator Program (EAP) portfolio company CyberReef offering a free trial of its internet filtering technology to schools implementing online teaching

CyberReef, a technology company located in Shreveport, Louisiana, is offering school districts across the country a free, six-month trial of...

EAP portfolio company Oleolive awarded Phase II AFWERX Small Business Innovation Research contract

Oleolive, a pre-clinical biotechnology company located in Shreveport, Louisiana, has been awarded a Phase II AFWERX Small Business Innovation Research...

BRF celebrates the 2019-2020 SMART graduates

Click here to learn more about the 2019-2020 SMART graduates.

Digital Media Institute at InterTech receives Best Buy Foundation grant for online summer camps

The Digital Media Institute at InterTech (DMII), a division of BRF, was awarded a community grant from the Best Buy®...

BRF receives donation from Tencent of 20,000 KN95 respirator masks

BRF receives donation from Tencent of 20,000 KN95 respirator masks for distribution to healthcare settings in Northwest Louisiana   BRF...

April 2020 Quarterly Report Now Available

For BRF's April 2020 Quarterly Report, click here.

BRF announces new chairman, board members

BRF is pleased to announce Lennis S. Elston, CPA as the new chairman of its Board of Directors. Elston has...

BRF awarded Carolyn W. and Charles T. Beaird Family Foundation grant for Biotechnology Magnet Academy

BRF was recently awarded a grant from the Carolyn W. and Charles T. Beaird Family Foundation to purchase computers for...

EAP portfolio company’s $11 million grant advances drug to treat addictions

BRF Entrepreneurial Accelerator Program (EAP) portfolio company Embera NeuroTherapeutics has announced completion of its Series B financing that, combined with...

EAP portfolio company Advanced Aero Services launches operations in Shreveport, Louisiana

Advanced Aero Services (AAS) has announced the launch of its aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility in Shreveport, Louisiana...

BRF helps train tomorrow’s scientists

A part of BRF's EdVentures initiatives, the BioStart Laboratory Research Internship Program provides a semester-long internship opportunity for 7 to...

Congratulations to the winners of EAP’s Grand Prix Business Model Competitions

At each of the universities participating in this fall's competitions, $4,500 in prize money, scholarships to the Louisiana Startup Prize...

The BRF 2019 Annual Report is now available

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Community hears from General Timothy M. Ray at BRF Annual Meeting

Gen. Timothy M. Ray, Commander of Air Force Global Strike Command headquartered at Barksdale Air Force Base (BAFB), served as...

Barksdale Air Force Base to be highlighted at BRF Annual Meeting on Nov. 6

General Timothy M. Ray of Barksdale Air Force Base (BAFB) will be the keynote speaker at BRF’s Annual Meeting on...

BRF Quarterly Reports are now available in digital format!

Click here to access our August 2019 special edition.

Entrepreneurial Accelerator Program partners with four North Louisiana universities

Business model competitions to prepare student entrepreneurs for success BRF’s Entrepreneurial Accelerator Program (EAP), which specializes in stimulating entrepreneurship opportunities...

Entrepreneurial Accelerator Program celebrates 5 years and new startups launched in North Louisiana

BRF’s Entrepreneurial Accelerator Program (EAP) celebrated its fifth year of operation and the launch of 10 new portfolio companies joining...

EAP 5th Anniversary and Startup Celebration

FRIDAY, AUGUST 30, 2019 3:30PM - 4:30PM InterTech 1 2031 Kings Highway Shreveport, Louisiana 71103 Honored Guests and Speakers Governor...

BRF thanks Dr. W. Juan Watkins for 25 years of service

The BRF Board of Directors honored former board member Dr. W. Juan Watkins after its meeting on July 17, 2019....

BRF President and CEO John F. George Jr., M.D. delivers BPCC commencement address

BRF was honored to have its President and CEO, John F. George Jr., M.D., deliver BPCC's 2019 summer commencement address...

Digital Media Institute introduces associate degree in advertising design

The Digital Media Institute at InterTech (DMII) is excited to announce its first two-year associate degree program in advertising design....

Envision Research hiring Clinical Research and Regulatory Coordinator

POSITION SUMMARY Responsible for the implementation and support of clinical trials under the auspices of Envision Research. Reports to the...

EAP portfolio company signs agreement with Medline Industries, Inc.

Entrepreneurial Accelerator Program (EAP) portfolio company RNvention has signed a manufacturing and distribution agreement with Medline Industries, Inc., the largest...

Learn about the New CMIT

BRF is leading innovation in molecular imaging and research in Louisiana through a new $14.2 million, 20,000 sq. ft. Center...

Entrepreneurial Accelerator Program announces winners of the Bossier Parish Community College 2-Minute Drill

Students at Bossier Parish Community College (BPCC) pitched their business ideas in the form of 2-minute elevator pitches for the...

BRF named one of the top 14 places to work in Shreveport–Bossier by BIZ. Magazine

BIZ. Magazine has named BRF to its 2019 list of the best places to work in Shreveport-Bossier. The list includes...

Entrepreneurial Accelerator Program to host inaugural Air Show Innovation Showcase

The Entrepreneurial Accelerator Program (EAP), Bossier Parish Community College (BPCC), and the Air Force Reserve’s 307th Bomb Wing at Barksdale...

SMART program renamed in honor of Bobbie Cates Hicks

Over the years, Bobbie Cates Hicks has advanced a host of causes that have added to the fabric of our...

BRF leading innovation in molecular imaging and research through new Center for Molecular Imaging and Therapy

State of Louisiana and Louisiana Economic Development providing $1 million performance-based grant BRF is leading innovation in molecular imaging and...

ORDA becomes Envision Research

BRF’s Office for Research Development and Administration (ORDA) has rebranded and refocused its mission to become Envision Research. Its mission,...

Tech to Market brings over 150 entrepreneurs and startup businesses to North Louisiana

Tech to Market, the collaborative event of the North Louisiana Entrepreneurial Accelerator Program (NorLEAP) and Louisiana New Product Development Team...

DMII offering summer camp tuition assistance through Best Buy Foundation grant

Youths who qualify for financial assistance to attend Digital Media Institute at InterTech’s (DMII) summer camps may benefit from tuition...

BRF CEO and EAP executive director named most influential in tech and entrepreneurship in Louisiana for fourth straight year

BRF President and CEO John F. George Jr., M.D., and BRF’s Entrepreneurial Accelerator Program (EAP) Executive Director Dave Smith have...

Investing in North Louisiana’s future and expanding the region’s economy: angel funds report on advancements in 2018

The New Louisiana Angel Fund 2 (NLAF 2) was launched by BRF in May 2018 with more than $3 million...

EAP portfolio company announces partnership to establish all-in-one sideline replay and video breakdown solution for youth and collegiate sports

Entrepreneurial Accelerator Program (EAP) portfolio company SkyCoach, the leading sideline replay technology company, and Krossover, the leading sports film analysis...

A letter from John F. George Jr., M.D., BRF President and CEO

In October, BRF transitioned University Health System to its new owners. For the five years leading up to this transition,...

University students awarded nearly $14,000 to help launch their businesses at EAP Grand Prix pitch competitions

Students at three North Louisiana universities competed for prizes and startup assistance at BRF’s Entrepreneurial Accelerator Program’s (EAP) Grand Prix,...

BRF’s Entrepreneurial Accelerator Program (EAP) launches $1.2 million expansion across North Louisiana thanks to a federal grant

BRF’s Entrepreneurial Accelerator Program (EAP) has been awarded a U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) grant, resulting in the creation of...

EAP portfolio company awarded federal grant to study effects of olive oil on Alzheimer’s disease

Entrepreneurial Accelerator Program (EAP) portfolio company Oleolive has been awarded a $350,000 federal grant to study oleocanthal, a compound found...

Thank you to the more than 3,200 UH employees for your dedicated service and achievements

BRF thanks the more than 3,200 University Health employees for their dedicated service and achievements during the past five years....

A letter to the people of Louisiana

Dear Friends: As of Monday, October 1, Ochsner LSU Health System of North Louisiana takes over operations of the safety...

Entrepreneurial Accelerator Program (EAP) Celebrates Four Years of Operation

10 new startup companies added to EAP’s Wall of Entrepreneurial Achievement BRF’s Entrepreneurial Accelerator Program (EAP) celebrated its fourth year...

NLAF 2 partners with six North Louisiana universities

Six North Louisiana universities and foundations have partnered with the New Louisiana Angel Fund 2 (NLAF 2), a $3 million...

CMIT supporting area researchers through ‘Innovation in Molecular Medicine Through Molecular Imaging’ research grant initiative

2017 • CMIT provided a $16,000 pilot grant for a University of Louisiana at Monroe researcher. The funded proposal is...

CMIT manufactures PET radiopharmaceuticals to detect neurodegenerative diseases

CMIT has signed a six-year contract with Eli Lilly/ AVID to produce a PET radiopharmaceutical for early detection of Alzheimer’s...

8 Caddo Parish high school seniors graduate from SMART program

Eight Caddo Parish High School students who graduated from the Science and Medicine Academic Research Training (SMART) program were honored...

Juan Zuniga family makes donation to University Health Shreveport

Juan Zuniga, age 25, is a walking testament to the quality of care at University Health Shreveport. Zuniga was shot...

A letter from John F. George Jr., M.D.

BRF took on its largest endeavor and business unit over five years ago with a goal to provide uninterrupted safety...

Support growing for House Bill 885

A message from Rep. Cedric B. Glover of Shreveport: Despite the challenge of the looming fiscal cliff, there is still...

Southwood/Biotech Magnet Academy places third overall at regional science fair

Southwood High School in Shreveport, home to Southwood Biotech Academy magnet program, won third place overall in the high school...

SMART student top winner at state science fair

Three students of the Science and Medicine Academic Research Training (SMART) program were the top three winners of the 2018...

Entrepreneurial Accelerator Program Screens 500 entrepreneurs and ideas

BRF’s Entrepreneurial Accelerator Program (EAP) reports the completion of a milestone of 500 screens of entrepreneurs and ideas.  During a...

SMART students top winners at Louisiana Region I Science and Engineering Fair

Three students of the Science and Medicine Academic Research Training (SMART) program were the top three winners of the 2018...

Arthur Thompson named BRF Board of Directors chairman

BRF is pleased to announce that Arthur G. Thompson, Clerk of Council for the City of Shreveport, is the new...

DMI offering summer camp tuition assistance through Best Buy Foundation grant

Youths who qualify for financial assistance to attend Digital Media Institute at Intertech’s (DMI) summer camps may benefit from a...

ORDA funds five more North Louisiana researchers

Five North Louisiana researchers have been funded a total of $200,000 in the second cycle of the Office for Research...

Digital Media Institute at Intertech receives grant to offer student scholarships

The nationally accredited Digital Media Institute at Intertech (DMII), a division of BRF, has been awarded a $25,000 grant toward...

NLAF 1 expands portfolio and investments in North Louisiana

The New Louisiana Angel Fund 1 (NLAF 1) reports it has added a twelfth North Louisiana company to its portfolio...

SMART student from Caddo Magnet High School advances to semifinalist round of Siemens Competition

A student of BRF and LSU Health Science Center Shreveport’s Science and Medicine Academic Research Training (SMART) Program was the...

Sen. John Milkovich speaks up for University Health

Senator John Milkovich provided the following column to the Shreveport Times for publication on Sunday Nov. 5. Sen. Milkovich: Foes...

Segue Science Labs at BRF’s Intertech 1 the production site for ULM-licensed technology

A private biomedical research laboratory in Shreveport is set to be the production site for a new University of Louisiana...

LSUS students and faculty invited to pitch their big ideas in Pilot Pitch competition

Louisiana State University Shreveport students and faculty who have a “big idea” could win $3,000 in an inaugural business model...

BRF and University Health System respond to notice of breach

BRF and University Health announced today that they expect to favorably resolve the issues raised in a Notice of Breach...

Digital Media Institute at InterTech now nationally accredited and participating in federal student aid programs

The Digital Media Institute at InterTech (DMII), a one-year, accelerated digital media education program located in Shreveport, has been accredited...

Entrepreneurial Accelerator Program (EAP) celebrates three years of operation

11 new startup companies added to EAP’s Wall of Entrepreneurial Achievement BRF’s Entrepreneurial Accelerator Program (EAP) celebrated its third year...

CMIT Executive Director Dr. Pradeep Garg and team publish PET imaging study on nicotine distribution

A recent study published by Dr. Pradeep Garg, Executive Director of the Center for Molecular Imaging and Therapy (CMIT) in...

Request for Proposals open to investigators at North Louisiana research institutions

ORDA launches second cycle of Seed Funding Program with focus in Neuroscience/Neuroengineering, Neuroinformatics and Aging The second cycle of the...

Center for Molecular Imaging and Therapy study shows promise for better detection of melanoma

A recently published study by BRF’s Center for Molecular Imaging and Therapy (CMIT) Executive Director Dr. Pradeep K. Garg and...

ORDA funds three research projects in areas of Neuroscience/Neuroengineering and Aging

ORDA funds three research projects in areas of Neuroscience/Neuroengineering and Aging Three research projects have been funded through BRF’s Seed...

DMII grads create virtual tank for Shreveport Aquarium on display at Regional Airport

The Digital Media Institute at Intertech (DMII) is supplying a pipeline of workers and interns to various local industries, proving...

Biotech Magnet Academy growing enrollment and bucking trends for minorities in science

Biotechnology Magnet Academy students in Southwood High School recently boarded buses for Tinseltown in Shreveport, where they were taken on...

Job opening – Grant and Project Funding Specialist

BRF is pleased to offer a new position: Grant and Project Funding Specialist Position Summary In coordination with the Director...

University Health hires system CEO

  Daniel J. Snyder, an internationally recognized healthcare executive with more than 30 years of experience in private and military...

Shreveport angel fund invests in 10 companies

Second fund on the horizon North Louisiana based angel fund New Louisiana Angel Fund 1 closed 2016 with 10 companies...

BRF team members make Silicon Bayou 100 entrepreneurship list

BRF President and CEO John F. George Jr., M.D. and Entrepreneurial Accelerator Program (EAP) Executive Director Dave Smith have for...

University Health System welcomes new community members to Board

University Health System Board of Managers Chairman Stephen F. Skrivanos announces four new community members are joining the Board, which...

Power of partnership seen in Entrepreneurial Accelerator Program (EAP) results

EAP closes successful year The Entrepreneurial Accelerator Program (EAP) reports 157 startups screened from Jan. 1 to the close of...

University Health response to Sen. Greg Tarver

On Oct. 28, Sen. Greg Tarver made a number of comments at the Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget in...

EAP to host free webinar to help grow your business

An introduction to funding opportunities from the Department of Commerce's Economic Development Agency To increase regional entrepreneur services for your...

BRF/UH moving forward under improved collaborative agreement with State of Louisiana and LSU

BRF, formerly Biomedical Research Foundation, will continue to own and operate North Louisiana’s safety net hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe...

BRF supports Operation Bright Holiday at Barksdale AFB

BRF was a team sponsor at the fourth annual Federal Bar North LA Chapter Clay Shoot fundraiser to benefit Operation...

Video: BRF today

With broad growth in many business categories, our brand is evolving. Biomedical Research Foundation is now BRF. Together, we are...

Biomedical Research Foundation unveils new name and branding at Annual Meeting

Biomedical Research Foundation unveiled its new name, logo and other updated branding at its Annual Meeting hosted Tuesday, Sept. 20...

EAP, City of Shreveport and Planet Aqua partner to bring aquarium

On Wednesday, Sept. 8, Shreveport Mayor Ollie Tyler and Jon Whitehead, Director of Business Development for Planet Aqua Group (PAG),...

EAP celebrates two years of operation with Wall of Entrepreneurial Achievement unveiling

EAP marks two years of launching high-growth local startups The Entrepreneurial Accelerator Program (EAP) celebrated its second year of operation...

University Health expands telemedicine program to provide healthcare access to more than 500,000 individuals

USDA grant and UH match will fund $732k in upgrades University Health System, with a United States Department of Agriculture...

Entrepreneurial Accelerator Program (EAP) portfolio company has answer to spay/neuter concerns

AKC, studies say wait to neuter and spay The American Kennel Club’s (AKC) recent clarification to its position regarding spaying...

Entrepreneurial Accelerator Program (EAP) portfolio company receives $11M NIDA grant

LSU Health Shreveport scientist’s drug moving closer to the marketplace EAP portfolio company Embera NeuroTherapeutics, Inc., headquartered in Shreveport, has...

University Health Shreveport awarded Hospital Accreditation from Joint Commission

University Health Shreveport has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for hospital accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with...

EAP and Startup Prize coordinate first ever Angel Fund Summit

Shreveport-Bossier City, LA — The Louisiana Startup Prize is scheduled to host their final Qualifying Event of 2016 this weekend...

DMII student wins video game award, attends fifth annual Saxxy awards sponsored by Valve Software

Current DMII Animation Visual Effects and Interactive content student Cameron Nichols, is part of the 2015 award winning team that...

Digital Media Institute grads land on the Moon(bot)

Digital Media Institute at Intertech alumni complete internships at Emmy Award winning Moonbot Studios Two Digital Media Institute at Intertech...

More than $500k awarded to Biotech seniors

Magnet program encouraging knowledge-based workforce in STEM discipline Biotechnology Magnet Academy at Southwood High School graduating seniors earned $500,208 in...

University Health initiatives to promote breastfeeding

New mentor and breastfeeding education programs set to start at University Health To combat Louisiana’s low national ranking in breastfeeding...

IC² Institute’s John Sibley Butler: 3 elements of success in creative regions

Policy makers and economic development specialists throughout America and around the globe are asking the question, “What makes regions prosper?”...

EAP’s RNvention launching with ‘Nix Tool’

A local startup company hopes to put a time-saving tool in the hands of every nurse in America. Wayne Nix,...

EdVentures SMART Luncheon

The Biomedical Research Foundation held its annual luncheon honoring the Science and Medicine Academic Research Training program 2016 class, which...

Shreveport startup CyberReef lands $1.3 million in investments

Shreveport startup CyberReef Solutions has secured $1.3 million in investments to grow and expand its business nationally. CyBerReef provides technology that...

Building our economic future

We’re one and a half years into something remarkable in north Louisiana – boots-on-the-ground startup economic development.   The support...

Moonbot to expand growth in Shreveport

The Biomedical Research Foundation congratulates Moonbot Studios, who has shared space in its InterTech 1 facility since 2009, on its...

University Health System expands economic impact

Since 2013, when the state directed LSU to find private partners to operate its public hospitals, Biomedical Research Foundation has...