LSU Health Shreveport Office of Research is committed to innovating novel licensable discoveries and positively impacting the future of the health care industry.

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The Office of Technology Transfer stands ready to build strong relationships with potential investors and funding agencies with the following goals:

  • Commercializing available technologies & intellectual property
  • Developing new & marketable intellectual property
  • Identifying new collaborative partners whose strengths complement those of  LSU Health Shreveport   
  • Increasing recruitment of faculty with a track record of developing commercially viable technologies by offering a supportive and professional staff to assist in such endeavors   
  • Staying abreast of competition allowing for understanding of competitive market strength
  • Demonstrating best practices among academia and the broader business community

Please connect with one of our LSUHS representatives below for further information. 


Our Staff

Annella B. Nelson, MBA
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research Development

Wayne Nix
Chief Innovation Officer

Julia Knight, MBA
Technology Coordinator

Office for Technology Transfer
LSU Health Shreveport
1501 Kings Highway
Shreveport, LA 71103
Phone: (318) 675-4125
Fax: (318) 675-7015

COVID-19 Inspired Innovations

3-D Printed Ventilators

These devices are unique in that they do not require complex equipment, or machining for assembly. Similar emergency 3D-printed devices being created are typically complex and require some engineering skills to be assembled, in addition to knowledge of electronics and availability of specialized components that need to be ordered and assembled. The devices designed by LSU Health Shreveport are very easy to assemble.

Learn more about these Ventilators

3-D Printed Nasal Swabs

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has produced many medical challenges, which LSU Health Shreveport has risen to meet. Among the most important goals for clinicians and scientists has been to determine whether a patient is infected with COVID-19.  Scientists at LSU Health Shreveport were able to utilize existing research and design facilities at the institution to 3D print resin polymer nasal swabs for testing.

Learn more about these Swabs