Southern Research Institute has signed a services agreement with the Biomedical Research Foundation of Northwest Louisiana that will provide commercial non-invasive preclinical imaging services exclusively for the Southern Research’s scientific research center. The Biomedical Research Foundation will provide radiopharmaceuticals, radiochemistry and radiopharmacy expertise, and other supporting services. In addition, it will provide small animal imaging services and animal care services through a sub-contract with the LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport (LSUHSC-S).
“We were very impressed with LSU Health Sciences Center’s imaging facilities, the team there, and their entrepreneurial spirit,” said Andrew D. Penman, Ph.D., vice president of drug development at Southern Research. “This agreement provides us with access to state-of-the-art preclinical imaging facilities, a dynamic research staff at LSUHSC-S, and the opportunity to provide an increasingly important service to our biopharmaceutical clients.”
“Southern Research’s expertise and research successes are well known in our academic community and in industry. We look forward to working with Southern Research as part of its successful drug discovery and development program,” said Jack Sharp, president of the Biomedical Research Foundation.