The Premiere Biotech Incubator in Central PA

The Hershey Center for Applied Research is quickly earning a reputation as a leading biotech incubator in the Northeast region and across the United States. HCAR tenants enjoy cutting-edge, cost-effective laboratory and research space within a community of collaborators and innovators inspired to assist promising young businesses to grow and flourish. Regardless of the maturity of a scientific research program, HCAR business services and modern facilities can help a business develop strategic plans to reach its potential and achieve its goals.

A comprehensive biotechnology incubator is compelled to provide state-of-the-art research facilities as well as the resources and connections needed to efficiently get a startup off the ground. HCAR is dedicated to helping driven entrepreneurs start implementing their great idea by providing access to capital, recruiting assistance and putting them in contact with potential business partners.

HCAR is a Wexford Science and Technology biotech incubator, meaning our tenants are part of a nationwide network of research institutions and programs. Biotech startups and small ventures are increasingly recognizing the importance of finding a partner who can provide the right environment to help them develop their plans and grow as a business. This community of business entrepreneurs and leading researchers in the fields of science and high technology is an invaluable resource to a biotech startup looking to gain access to the best and brightest talent in today’s market.

A key feature that sets HCAR apart from other research parks that are considered biotech incubators is our central location and proximity to essential resources. We are adjacent to the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and the Penn State College of Medicine, and we have cultivated a relationship where both renowned institutions actively provide the necessary equipment and expert guidance our tenants benefit from on a regular basis. Several prominent Penn State science and technology programs are located on HCAR premises, including the Department of Pharmacology and the Office of Technology Development.

Tenants of the Hershey Center for Applied Research also benefit from locating within driving distance of most of the major cities and research facilities on the Eastern Seaboard. Whether you have business or partnerships in Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore or Washington D.C., you will find yourself in the middle of the action at HCAR.

No other biotech startup incubator offers the kind of professional business services and assistance that is found at the Hershey Center for Applied Research. Our professional staff has experience in research park development at various locations across the country, and they are aware of the challenges that new biotech startups face.

HCAR is at the intersection of research, business, non-profit work, and government programs, making us a crucial part of the biotech and life sciences regional community.

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