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Current Report Highlights

  • Improved earnings at University Health before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization by approximately $80 million.
  • Provided support services for 27 InterTech Science Park tenants, who employ 424 individuals with a total annual payroll of over $23 million. The average salary for these employees is more than $55,000, compared to the average per capita income of $23,995 for Shreveport.
  • DMII completed a virtual reality Oculus Rift experience for local startup SkyRunner which produces flying off-road vehicles.

  • Provided more than 1,700 clinical scans to patients in the community to assist physicians in diagnosing, staging and treating disease through CMIT.
  • EAP introduced seven companies to the New Louisiana Angel Fund 1 (NLAF 1) which approved more than $1 million in investments. These companies received more than $10 million in additional investment from around the U.S. to advance their operations.

News


EAP and LSUS business model competition winner announced

The winner of Louisiana State University Shreveport and the Entrepreneurial Accelerator Program (EAP)’s inaugural Pilot Pitch competition is Colin Moran, of Karnak, Texas, a junior Computer Science major at LSUS. Moran was awarded $3,000 for pitching his business...

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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 thwart BRF, betraying Shehee's memory BRF is the community organization founded over 34 years ago that owes much of its success to the...

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BRF Annual Meeting presentation for download

Click below to view or download the University Health section of the presentation at BRF's 2017 Annual Meeting. University Health presentation slides - Stephen F. Skrivanos, University Health Chairman   Click here to contact your legislators about fair funding...

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Data on funding for University Health

Click below to view reports showing a funding disparity between University Health System and University Medical Center in New Orleans: Data for year 2015 Data for year 2016 Click here to view the University Health portion of the presentation delivered at BRF's 2017...

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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 sent to them last night by LSU, and expect to continue in their role as owners and operators of the hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe. “While we...

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Partnership advances uncommercialized technology

Two North Louisiana entities have entered a formal partnership to increase biotechnology transfer, development, commercialization and company startup opportunities for researchers and universities in the region. The Entrepreneurial Accelerator Program (EAP), an...

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Update on issues critical to University Health System

BRF leaders hosted a called BRF Board and Invited Guests Meeting Monday, Aug. 21, 2017 to update the Board and community members on three key issues facing University Health System (UHS). Issue No. 1: North Louisiana hospitals are being discriminated against with...

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University Health hires system CEO

  Daniel J. Snyder, an internationally recognized healthcare executive with more than 30 years of experience in private and military medicine, has been named Chief Executive Officer of University Health System effective Feb. 6. In his role he will oversee all...

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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 Baton Rouge about University Health that are inaccurate. Below are some of the statements Tarver made, and our response to his comments. These comments were...

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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 company Join BRF's Entrepreneurial Accelerator Program (EAP) to learn more about federal grant funds that can...

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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 Bright Holiday at Barksdale Air Force Base. Operation Bright Holiday sends first term airmen stationed at Barksdale home for the holidays. The Barksdale...

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Video: BRF today

With broad growth in many business categories, our brand is evolving. Biomedical Research Foundation is now BRF. Together, we are Building our Region's Future. https://youtu.be/JgqoZ25BpcY

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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 (June 10-12). New to this event, the Louisiana Startup Prize together with the The Entrepreneurial Accelerator Program have coordinated to...

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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 (DMII) graduates recently completed internships at Moonbot Studios in Shreveport, and more are planned between the institute...

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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 scholarships this year to pursue higher education. Twelve of the 16 graduates plan to attend four-year...

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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 rates, University Health in Shreveport has developed new programs aimed at addressing negative stereotypes and misinformation....

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EAP portfolio company’s tech keeps officers in the know

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - It's new technology hoping to change the way police communicate across the country and it is being created in Shreveport, Louisiana. Two Former FBI Violent Task Force agents said they noticed a flaw in the current system used to share...

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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, of RNVention, an Entrepreneurial Accelerator Program (EAP) portfolio company, has developed the “Nix Tool,” currently in its demonstration phase receiving...

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EdVentures SMART Luncheon

The Biomedical Research Foundation held its annual luncheon honoring the Science and Medicine Academic Research Training program 2016 class, which consists of area high school seniors who gain experience through a one-year, hands-on curriculum of medical-intensive...

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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 makes transactions across the Internet more secure. Its customer is Verizon Wireless. Raising the $1.3 million...

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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 from this community and from the Biomedical Research Foundation (BRF) has allowed theEntrepreneurial Accelerator Program (EAP) to...

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Digital Media Institute offers game development course

Students at Digital Media Institute at InterTech in Shreveport have just completed their first project – a game of Tetris. DMII executive director John Miralles said each student, with about one month of instruction and introduction to game development, has created...

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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 expansion at Caddo Schools’ Alexander Learning Center. “We’re excited about Moonbot Studios’ continued growth in Shreveport and we...

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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 helped drive the two hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe to new heights in patient care and access. The system has an impact of more...

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Innolyzer Labs Takes Home Startup Prize Victory

Shreveport Times Monday, September 14, 2015 INNOLYZER LABS TAKES HOME STARTUP PRIZE VICTORY ADAM DUVERNAY ADUVERNAY@GANNETT.COM photo by Stan Carpenter/The Times Another prize is in the bag, and no one walked away a loser. The Louisiana Startup Prize concluded Sunday...

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Dr. Kay Hammer speaks at BRF Annual Meeting

Having the drive to strengthen a community through entrepreneurship is a great start. But creating a platform that nurtures inventors, prototypes and startups is pure progress. The Biomedical Research Foundation highlighted many of its successful initiatives at its...

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