This article showcases our top picks for the best Louisiana based Science And Engineering companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Science And Engineering industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.
We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
Top Louisiana Science And Engineering Companies
BioAesthetics was founded in 2015 as a Tulane University spin-out with the mission to improve reconstruction options for breast cancer patients after they undergo mastectomies. The BioAesthetics’ initial product is a tissue-engineered nipple-areolar complex (NAC).
This product will be provided to plastic and reconstructive surgeons as an off-the-shelf ready, acellular, NAC graft. During the breast reconstruction phase, after a mastectomy, the surgeon would engraft the NAC graft in position onto the patient’s reconstructed breast.
The patient’s body would then use this NAC graft as a building frame to regenerate their own NAC. This patent-pending product is currently in the pre-clinical phase..
ARIX Technologies is a robotics and data analytics start-up that manufactures pipe crawling robots for oil and gas pipe inspection. The company’s technology integrates robots with advanced data analytics to reinvent the way corrosion is detected and analyzed in manufacturing plants and provide improvements in safety and sustainability, enabling manufacturing companies to save billions of dollars in the cost of manufacturing.
It was founded in 2017 and is based in Jackson, Louisiana, USA.. .
AxoSim is an operator of a biomimetic neuroscience discovery platform used to develop a 3D cell-based platform that looks and acts like a real nerve. The company empowers advancements in human neuroscience and accelerates the drug development process through its drug discovery platforms, NerveSim and BrainSim.
AxoSim was founded in 2014 and is based in New Orleans, Louisiana.. .
Zeno Pharm operates in the healthcare industry focusing on the pharmaceutical business. The company is developing transformational therapeutic solutions for the treatment of advanced or metastatic breast cancer.
It commercializes innovative oncology therapeutics based on its patented platform technology. Zeno Pharmaceuticals was incorporated in 2014 and is based in San Diego, California..
Arcanum Alloys is a technology-driven company developing a new class of metal alloys and the methods for their production. By integrating technologies from diverse high-tech industries, Arcanum is creating materials that will reduce total manufacturing cost, improve performance, and reduce customer lead times versus existing products.
Our proprietary technology will redefine industrial metallurgical processes that have remained essentially unchanged for more than a century.. .
Over 7 million Americans need biopsy procedures every year, costing over $8 billion; 20% of procedures fail to render an accurate diagnosis. Over 1 million patients have to go through costly, painful repeat biopsy procedures.
Instapath makes digital microscopic imaging devices that improve rapid on-site evaluation (ROSE) of biopsies, reducing the need for repeat procedures and increasing operating room capacity and hospital revenue.. .
This is a pharmaceutical company that uses proprietary next generation screening technology to identify small molecule drugs for pathways of aging. It is an affiliate of Ichor Therapeutics.
Antoxerene is eager to engage collaborators in industry and academia who share its vision of delivering next generation therapies for the illnesses of aging.. .
Pine Biotech was Incorporated in September 2014, and moved into the New Orleans Bioinnovation Center in 2016. Pine Biotech is commercializing a machine learning biomedical data analysis platform, T-BioInfo, in collaboration with the Tauber Bioinformatics Research Center and the University of Haifa.
The platform is designed to serve unmet needs in clinical studies, academic research and education. This solution is different than other biomedical analysis software currently available.
The platform enables researchers to conduct comprehensive analysis of large data using an intuitive interface. Molecular data reveals important mechanisms of actions that are best studied as a system, making this integrative approach critical for understanding and treating disease.
The machine learning platform utilizes algorithms developed over years of research and trained in many academic projects.. .
Lysoclear, Inc. is a pre-clinical Ichor Therapeutics portfolio company that develops enzyme therapies for eye disease.
The company is currently developing leads to treat atrophic “dry” age-related macular degeneration and Stargardt’s macular degeneration.. .
Albemarle Corporation (Albemarle) is a developer, manufacturer and marketer of specialty chemicals, which meet customer needs across a range of end markets, including the petroleum refining, consumer electronics, plastics/packaging, construction, automotive, lubricants, pharmaceuticals, crop protection, food-safety and custom chemistry services markets. As of December 31, 2011, the Company and its joint ventures operated 50 facilities, encompassing production, research and development facilities, and administrative and sales offices in North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Australia.
It serves approximately 3,000 customers in over 100 countries. It operates in three segments: Polymer Solutions, Catalysts and Fine Chemistry.
On May 11, 2011, the Company acquired Catilin Inc. In October 2013, Albemarle Corp acquired Cambridge Chemical Co Ltd..
Auctus Biologics is a pre-clinical biotechnology company that develops antibody mimetics for therapeutic and diagnostic applications.Antibodies are the most prolific biologics in clinical environments because of their ability to bind targets with high affinity and specificity. However, antibodies also carry liabilities.
They are often unstable and require costly cold-chain management to reach their destinations in active form. Because of their fragility, antibodies typically cannot be used in extreme environments like the gastrointestinal tract and can require lengthy infusions to administer to patients..
SIGHT Medical is a developer of integrated healthcare IT and related hardware systems. They focus primarily on the areas of service automation and operating room process management solutions for medical device technologies.
It was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Alexandria, Louisiana.. .
MiniVax is focused on the development of novel solutions for the treatment and prevention of opportunistic infections. It is currently developing solutions for the indication Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP).
The fungus Pneumocystis commonly resides in the lungs of healthy individuals, but the infection PCP does not arise until a person’s immune system is depressed at which time the Pneumocystis pathogens can replicate and cause an infection. PCP is the most common opportunistic infection in HIV/AIDS patients.
It also affects other immunocompromised patients including those less than two years of age and over seventy years of age and those undergoing cancer treatment, immunosuppression for organ transplant surgery, corticosteroid treatment, or other immunosuppressive therapy.After infection occurs, PCP has a high mortality rate. MiniVax’s lead product candidate is a monoclonal antibody (PCP-Antibody) for the treatment of PCP.
For those patients already suffering from PCP that are plagued by an average mortality rate of 20%, PCP-Antibody will provide an immediate defense against PC by delivering the antibodies needed to fight off the infection and thereby reducing the risk of mortality. A follow on product is a novel vaccine (PCP-Vaccine) for the prevention of PCP.
PCP-Vaccine promotes the development of long term anti-Pneumocystis antibodies in patients receiving the vaccine. The antibodies help immunocompromised patients prevent Pneumocystis infection and, therefore, prevent PCP development.
Similar to childhood vaccinations, one multi-dose regimen of PCP-Vaccine will be needed to confer lifetime protection. In addition to the therapeutic antibody and vaccine, MiniVax is developing a diagnostic (PCP-Diagnostic) for the detection of a Pneumocystis infection.
MedImmune develops medicines for unmet medical needs worldwide. As the global biologics research and development arm of AstraZeneca, MedImmune is pioneering innovative research and exploring novel pathways across key therapeutic including respiratory, inflammation, and autoimmunity; cardiovascular and metabolic disease; oncology; neuroscience; and infection and vaccines.
Since its founding in 1988, MedImmune has remained committed to scientific innovation and medical progress, continually looking beyond standard expectations and pushing the boundaries of what is possible.. .
Life Recovery Systems
Life Recovery Systems develops and markets medical devices for emergency medical care market. It offers ThermoSuit system, a noninvasive hypothermia device, which reduces body temperature in a patient.
The company is based in Waldwick, New Jersey.. .
Harvest Labs is a full-service urine toxicology laboratory that provides drug testing results to its physician partners. They utilize ultra-high pressure liquid chromatography mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) to provide comprehensive test results for over 80 different drugs.
The company was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Crowley, Louisiana.. .
Insight has developed an Akinetic, all semiconductor laser: a platform technology with a step-change in performance for multiple applications including Industrial maintenance and processes monitoring for resource efficiency, LiDAR, and Medical Imaging. Laser imaging currently relies on Time-Of-Flight measurement, measuring the timing of light pulses hitting target and returning to receiver.
This method has inherent limitations that has prevented 3D imaging quality improvements and application of technology within new sectors. Alternative methods require lasers to sweep across a range of frequencies, with incumbent technologies relying on kinetic technology which suffer from low speed, low durability, and susceptibility to vibration and shocks.
Insight Photonics has developed a solid state all-semiconductor akinetic swept laser chip which can image faster (2-20x), with higher resolution (10x), and with higher sensitivity (10-100x) than current competitors, using Optical Coherence Technology (OCT). Akinetic operation results in greater durability and reliability than competitive OCT solutions, whilst also offering higher quality output at broad range of wavelengths.
No moving or thermally operated elements allows for faster response-times and greater flexibility with software-controlled activity.. .
NuPotential produces dedifferentiated cell lines suitable for re-differentiation into multiple lineages and somatic cell nuclear transfer. Its cells are used in therapies that reverse the debilitating effects of diabetes, stroke, heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and other afflictions, as well as in drug discovery tool applications.
The company was founded in 2004 and is based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.. .
Hardware Resources designs, engineers, and manufactures hardware products for kitchen cabinet, bath, and closet industries. It offers knobs and pulls, appliance handles, display towers, and decorative boards; hinges, drawer slides, commercial hardware, screws, shelf supports, shutter hardware, retail builder hardware, and miscellaneous; sinks, kitchen islands, vanities and mirrors, and bath hardware; and cabinet organizers, such as 11 minute organizers, base cabinet organizers, closet organizers, corner solutions, drawer organizers, pantry organizers, sink organizers, trash can systems, wall cabinet organizers, and wine accessories.
Hardware Resources also provides drawer boxes; mitered doors and drawer fronts; carved wood products, which include capitals, corbels and bar brackets, fireplace/mantel accessories, wood legs and feet, onlays and appliques, and posts and corner posts; and accent, base, beauty, corner, creative column, crown, dentil, embossed, fluted, frame, hand carved, light rail, quarter round, rope, and transition moldings. It serves cabinet makers, kitchen cabinet dealers, decorative hardware showrooms, and others through dealers in the United States and Canada.
Hardware Resources also offers products online. It began operation in 1990, with its headquarters in Bossier City in Louisiana as a subsidiary of Dimora Brands..
James Construction Group
James Construction Group is one of the largest construction companies in the southern United States, providing quality construction services to both public and private clients. The company performs a wide range of projects that include highways/roads, bridges, airports, and marine construction; industrial plant construction and maintenance; and sitework/environmental services.
James Construction Group is headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and has other offices in Ruston, Louisiana; Belton, Texas; Houston, Texas; Pasadena, Texas; and Mulberry, Florida.. .
BOPS is engaged in the development and licensing of broadband digital signal processors, intellectual property cores, and compiler and software tool products. These products are used in system-on-chip-based applications in the internet, multimedia, and wireless communications markets.
BOPS was founded in 1997 and is based in Mountain View, California, United States.. .
Headquartered in Waggaman, LA, Cornerstone is a producer of a wide-range of intermediate chemicals, including acrylonitrile, melamine, sulfuric acid and other products to a diverse set of customers in high-growth end-markets. The Company operates a state of the art 800-acre chemical complex, located in the U.S.
Gulf Coast with full transportation and logistics capabilities, long-term onsite partners and significant infrastructure for expansion. Cornerstone employs approximately 460 people across North America and Europe..
ProSys, Inc. is a global provider of process control engineering services and solutions.
ProSys provides global process control consulting services and software to the chemical, petrochemical, refining, pulp and paper and oil and gas industries. Our expertise and experience cover the full range of modern control system technology including basic control, advanced control, multivariable process control, dynamic configuration, state based control (also known as procedural automation), alarm management and operator interface..
Bovigen LLC, a genomics company, engages in the development, validation, and commercialization of genetic tools that enable producers to impact the economics of the beef industry. It offers DNA diagnostic test products, such as Feed Efficiency, a test to identify difference in feed cost in animals; Tenderness, a multi-marker single trait test for identifying animals that produce tender cuts of beef; and Quality Grade, a DNA genetic marker panel test that identifies the presence of genes associated with quality grade and marbling.
The company also provides SureTRAK, an innovative genetic testing system for traceability of animals and meat; SireTRACE, which is used to identify animals through DNA fingerprinting; BLACK test, a coat color test that is primarily used to identify black coat genes in black animals; and Elite Tender that enables restaurants, retailers, and food service distributors to check for tender beef in buying and serving. It distributes its products through various companies and individuals in the United States, as well as in Canada, Central America, and South America.
The company was founded in 2003 and is based in Harahan, Louisiana. As of March 27, 2008, Bovigen LLC operates as a subsidiary of Pfizer Animal Health..
Gaylord Chemical Inc
Gaylord Chemical Company is the leading producer of Dimethyl Sulfoxide (DMSO), with a product range for many applications. We also manufacture Dimethyl Sulfide (DMS) the critical starting material for our DMSO production.
DMS is available for our customers requiring this molecule. With a global presence we are the only manufacturer located in the Americas and offer strong technical support.
Enjoy your visit to our site.. .
At DMI, we are not the fabrication arm of a larger company with numerous divisions. We concentrate solely on fabricating pipe and we’re very good at it.
Founded in 1963, we have become a reliable specialist to the industries we serve and experts in dealing with the materials specific to each. We also implement a rigid quality control system so you can rely on us to get the job done right.
If you need a partner dedicated solely to delivering high-quality pipe fabrication, look no further than DMI.. .
DEKK-TEC was formed in 1983, and has utilized government and private funding to effectively develop new therapies and clinical development candidates for the treatment of cancer, pre-cancerous lesions, and women’s health issues. We have previously licensed two of our pipeline products to Biotech/Pharmaceutical companies who have successfully driven these compounds into Phase II clinical development.
We also have experience with 510K devise submissions. Our present objective is to continue to create and develop new and novel drugs based on our current novel cancer therapeutic agents – DM-CHOC-PEN and hydroperoxy analogs..
Innolyzer Labs is a portable and easy-to-use for field or laboratory testing. The company’s first product line, the SINC series, is focused on hydrogen sulfide analysis.
Their unique and patented technology platform has allowed us to produce solutions for H2S measurements that ensure ease-of-use and portability. The SINC series allows professionals to obtain better data then they would from a core lab.
Future development is expected to provide this same accessibility for the measurement of ammonia, carbon monoxide, nitric oxide, and gaseous molecules. Innolyzer Labs was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in Shreveport, LA, USA..
Petroleum Services Corp
Petroleum Service Corporation has been committed to safely and efficiently meeting the product handling needs of the leading companies in the refining, chemical, and marine industries. Our 3,500+ employees serve at more than 100 refineries, terminals, and chemical plants across the U.S.
Our employees are the “best of the best” at tankering barges, operating docks, switching railcars, packaging materials, managing warehouses and storage facilities, and loading and unloading railcars and trucks with a variety of oil products and chemicals. They are a growing, family-oriented company with a strong reputation for quality service and taking care of our employees.
That has been and will always be at the heart of our mission “to be the best at what we do.” They offer competitive wages, advancement opportunities, industry-leading training programs, and a comprehensive benefits package with affordable insurance options, a matching 401(k), safety incentives and bonuses, and much more.. .
Fenstermaker & Associates, L.L.C. is a multi-disciplinary firm specializing in Survey & Mapping, Engineering, and Environmental services.
We provide a diverse array of professional services with a commitment to safety, quality and technology. Their mission is to be a vital partner in the success of their clients.
Steadily growing since the business opened in 1950, Fenstermaker remains a leader in innovative technologies and techniques integrating a unique portfolio of professional services with a focus on developing client partnerships. Offering a diverse catalog of services to several markets, including Energy, Transportation, Water Resources, Municipal, and Industrial, Fenstermaker provides clients with the unique advantage of selecting one company for a host of services not normally found under one roof.
The Fenstermaker Difference encompasses their culture of diverse, talented teams effectively collaborating to produce smart solutions and exceed client expectations. Visit their website for a complete representation of their capabilities and current locations..
Food Tank is for farmers and producers, policy makers and government leaders, researchers and scientists, academics and journalists, and the funding and donor communities to collaborate on providing sustainable solutions for our most pressing environmental and social problems. Food Tank: The Food Think Tank is for the 7 billion people who have to eat every day.
We will offer solutions and environmentally sustainable ways of alleviating hunger, obesity, and poverty by creating a network of connections and information for all of us to consume and share. As much as we need new THINKING on global food system issues, we also need new DOING.
Around the world, there are examples of people and organizations that have developed innovative, on-the-ground solutions to the most pressing issues in food and agriculture. Through years of field visits (and years of trying to eat better in our own communities), Food Tank will continue to highlight and promote the best practices.
Food Tank will highlight HOPE and SUCCESS in agriculture. We will feature innovative ideas that are already working on the ground, in cities, in kitchens, in fields and in laboratories.
These innovations need more attention, more research, and ultimately more funding to be replicated and scaled-up. And that is where we need you.
We all need to work together to find solutions that nourish ourselves and protect the planet.. .
Therapeutic Peptides, Inc. engages in the research, development, and production of bioactive peptides, peptide derivatives, and technologies for transdermal delivery.
It offers dermal biopolymer enhancing peptides, growth factor stimulating peptides, antioxidant enzyme stimulating peptides, hGH peptide secretegogues, nanoemulsion oligo peptides, bio electric oligo peptides, and polypeptide delivery technologies, as well as research peptides that allow in vivo and in vitro experiments conducted to allow peptidic activity and relative performances. The company also provides contract peptide and peptide derivative synthesis services.
It offers its products in bulk and low toxicity solvent carriers to cosmoseutical and pharmaceutical formulators to incorporate into aqueous, emulsion, and anhydrous product types. Therapeutic Peptides, Inc.
is based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.. .
Rotorcraft Leasing Company
Rotorcraft Leasing Company is a provider of complete helicopter support services to oil & gas producers in the Gulf of Mexico. The Company provides comprehensive logistics and transportation services of personnel and equipment to offshore production platforms and drilling rigs with its first-class fleet of helicopters.Rotorcraft also provides full service helicopter maintenance, via its FAA-certified helicopter repair and service facility.
Founded in 1990, Rotorcraft is the largest privately-held operator in the Gulf of Mexico certified by the FAA to operate helicopter charters and leases under an FAR 135 certification.. .
LookFar is a New Orleans software development studio that positions tech startups for success by prioritizing strategic planning and gathering user feedback as early and often as possible. We do this through product development, technical consulting, and go-to-market strategy.
We specialize in building mobile applications and other innovative technical products for startups at every stage of the lifecycle. We believe the next wave of transformative technology companies will not come from Silicon Valley, but instead from unexpected ecosystems like the Southeast.
Our mission is to minimize risk and increase the chances of success for startups in this region through strategic software development. This means building products with customer acquisition and user engagement in mind and collecting user feedback early and often.
Innovation comes through iteration. We understand that innovative tech products are born out of a diverse range of backgrounds and perspectives.
We believe that the Southern startup community is stronger when we work together, so we work to build bridges between entrepreneurs, investors, and other supporters of the startup ecosystem. We created the Southern Startup Report to connect these communities, and we created the Ada Lovelace Awards to celebrate diversity and support women in tech..
Rex Industrial (Rex) was built to be the leading provider of fabricated structures and associated foundations. We work with clients to identify the products and services required and deliver an unbeatable price and schedule.
By using the Engineering Commerce™ approach, we achieve that goal, plus add a level of convenience for clients across multiple sectors.. .
EPCO Carbon Dioxide Products
EPCO Carbondioxide Products Incorporated produces and supplies liquid carbon dioxide in the Central States area. It also provides CO2 storage equipment sales and rental, application technical support, equipment maintenance, and safety training services.
Further, the company provides new and used equipment for sale. It serves food, beverage, chemical, enhanced oil recovery, and general industries..
Therapeutic Monitoring Services
Therapeutic Monitoring Services, LLC develops drug monitoring devices. The company offers HomeTrak, a system that allows patients to obtain blood samples, and perform immunosuppressant drug levels testing and other essential medical tests at their homes.
The HomeTrak facilitates clinical monitoring for transplant programs, clinical research efforts, and pharmacies. The company also offers a reference lab service for the therapeutic drug monitoring of Rapamycin, Tacrolimus, and Cyclosporin A for transplant programs.
Therapeutic Monitoring Services, LLC was incorporated in 2006 and is based in New Orleans, Louisiana.. .
Innovative Technical Services
Innovative Technical Services is provides mechanical engineering, process engineering and project management services. It offers traditional engineering services that include project concept through detailed design, testing, start-up, and evaluation; and specialty engineering services, including process simulation, hydraulic analyses, process studies, and measurement and allocation (M and A).
The company’s mechanical engineering services include project conception and design through construction and start-ups, as well as provide designing processes for piping systems, pipelines, pumping stations, storage tanks, and pressure vessels; and process engineering services include hydraulic analysis, energy and mass balances, vapor pressure studies, transient and surge analysis, thermal expansion and relief analysis, process simulation, and model development.. .
TrimGen is a privately held diagnostic company founded in 1999. The company is headquartered in Sparks, Maryland.
They provide genetic testing products to assist biomedical professionals in clinical research and early disease detection. The company holds several proprietary technologies in molecular testing and their products are developed based on these technologies.
With experience in FDA 510k quality assured reagents, their products are used by many clinical laboratories globally and have been credited in hundreds of academic publications. Their mission is to develop advanced genetic tests for predictive, preventative and affordable personalized medicine..
Environmental Specialties International
Environmental Specialties International is the contracted installer of geosynthetic lining materials. ESI provides geosynthetic liner materials and installation services to the power, waste, oil and gas, mining, water, and other environmentally responsible industries.
The company is also a leading supplier and installer of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) plastic pipe systems for the transportation of liquids and gas in related industries.. .