This page contains information about the LSU AgCenter Office of Intellectual Property’s statistics on patents, disclosures, and licenses.
This page contains an electronic copy of LSU AgCenter: A Decade of Innovation, a publication on major university research.
Tiger Bullets are a new type of plastic-and-wood composite that prevents lost circulation in oil drilling wells. The technology was licensed from the LSU AgCenter by the Louisiana startup company Hole Pluggers.
Delta Land Services, LLC has partnered with the LSU AgCenter to develop marsh remediation and coastal restoration technologies. It licensed a novel coastal restoration technology designed by Gary Breitenbeck of the LSU AgCenter School of Plant, Environmental, and Soil Sciences. The products are designed to stabilize marsh sediment and stimulate vegetative growth in coastal areas and are sold under the trade name SHORE|LINKS©.
Esperance Pharmaceuticals Inc. develops novel anticancer agents based on patented technologies from the LSU AgCenter, Pennington, and LSU A&M.
Mt. Pelia Innovative Solutions, LLC, of Martin, Tennessee, has licensed the autonomous bird predation reduction device (also known as the "scarebot") from the LSU Agricultural Center. The solar-powered, self-propelled robot can move around watery areas, such as aquaculture facilities, to scare away birds by nonlethal means.
Hydra-Guard LLC has licensed a novel composition from the LSU AgCenter for the development of high-electrolyte bottled sports drinks and dehydrated sports drink powders. The composition was developed by John Finley, Joan King, Darryl Holiday and Alfredo Prudente at the LSU AgCenter School of Nutrition and Food Science.
Spectrum Brands has licensed a pop-up termite indicator technology designed by Gregg Henderson and Jay Paxton of the LSU AgCenter Department of Entomology. The pop-up indicator signals the presence of termites with a spring-loaded flag when a portion of the compressed cardboard stick in its center is consumed. The indicator is sold commercially as Spectracide Terminate® Termite Detection & Killing Stakes and is available at major retailers and for online purchase.
Spectrum Brands has licensed a pop-up termite indicator technology designed by Gregg Henderson of the LSU AgCenter Department of Entomology. The pop-up indicator signals the presence of termites when a portion of the small wooden stake in its center is consumed. This makes it easier to track the presence of termites before they become a problem for larger structures.
Crompion International (formerly American Utility Metals, LLC), a specialty stainless steels company, has licensed an innovative sugarcane clarifier technology. Developed by Vadim Kochergen and Cy Gaudet of the Audubon Sugar Institute, the clarifier reduces retention time and increases efficiency.
H&B Beverages, LLC is a sports drink company focusing on low-sugar, low-calorie products high in electrolytes and other valuable nutrients. Their drink line, EX5, uses technology developed by John Finley, Joan King, Darryl Holliday, Adriana Soto and Alfredo Prudente at the LSU AgCenter Department of Food Science to achieve this unique set of benefits with a great taste. EX5 is best known for having three times as many electrolytes as leading competing products, such as Gatorade and Powerade.
Termitech, LLC is a Louisiana- and Florida-based company that works with termite-related technology developed at the LSU AgCenter. Termitech has worked to commercialize the technology and has sublicense agreements with major pest control companies.
University Products, LLC produces a vaccine for anaplasmosis, a disease that causes anemia, weight loss and death in cattle.
DS Scientific is a Louisiana-based start-up company that sells ionic spore-catching devices developed at the LSU AgCenter to detect and analyze airborne hazards.
BASF is the current licensee of novel herbicide-resistant rice varieties developed by the LSU AgCenter to help control yield and quality reducing red rice as well as other important rice weeds. The genetic technology that creates the resistance was developed by Timothy Croughan at the Rice Research Station. Steve Linscombe, and others at the Station, helped breed the actual rice varieties containing the gene. The varieties were designed to be resistant to imidazolinone herbicides.
TransGenRx, a biopharmaceutical manufacturing company, has developed technology that significantly reduces the cost of producing protein-based drugs by using a high-expressing avian cell line combined with their patented vector system.