Technology Park Offers Innovative Space Solutions to Research and Technology Tenants

Located in Central Pennsylvania, The Hershey Center for Applied Research is the East Coast’s premier up-and-coming technology park catering to both domestic and international tenants.

Facilitating effective knowledge transfer among the life science and technology communities is the goal of the Hershey Center for Applied Research, home to a wide variety of office spaces that cater to the world’s highest performing scientists and businessmen.

The technology park’s available space includes both dry and wet labs, unique in the Mid-Atlantic. The Center’s close proximity to Penn State University is a major benefit to science and technology startups, providing access to world-class knowledge and support in addition to cutting edge facilities. Penn State University operates the College of Medicine in addition to the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

Another popular draw of the business and technology research park is its location within a short distance to the metropolitan hubs of New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Baltimore and Washington, D.C. Being in the center of it all in a modern complex such as HCAR assures tenants have accesses to a thorough mix of a well-educated and diverse employee talent with the draw of a high quality local lifestyle.

Wexford Science + Technology built the HCAR facilities with environmentally sound construction practices in mind. Regionally-recycled steel was used for the building structure, and the construction also features a highly efficient, reflective white ThermoPlastic Olefin (TPO) roof system — a system that reduces heat islands to manage microclimate change impacts, as well as overall energy consumption and emissions.

The science park in Hershey, PA is designed to provide everything both established businesses and technology startups require for success. On-site features and amenities include technology suites, lab space and common resources such as security and conference space. A built-to-suit office space option makes it possible to accommodate both small businesses and large research teams. Should a prospective tenant require detailed office specifications, HCAR specializes in creating a customized solution that efficiently meets their unique demands.

HCAR Blends Building Management with Business Enhancement Best Practices

A key factor that attracts top tenants to HCAR is the management staff’s ability to facilitate important business partnerships. Wexford and HCAR realize that successful property management in the 21st century incorporates not only the latest in construction innovation, but also serves each tenant’s business model, ensuring mutual successful growth.

Current tenants include the Penn State Hershey College of Medicine’s Department of Pharmacology, the Office of Technology Development and the Sleep Research and Treatment Center. IDE Group, HCAR’s first global tenant, specializes in medical device and industrial product mass production design and engineering services. Apogee Biotechnology Corporation selected HCAR as its headquarters, and MacuLogix, Inc. developed a critical age-related macular degeneration diagnostic tool in HCAR’s wet lab facilities. Many other major industry players, including vivoPharm, Apogee Biotechnology Corporation and Keystone Nano, also occupy state-of-the-art HCAR spaces.

Expansion plans for building a second HCAR facility on campus are currently underway to accommodate the rising demand for premier office space in the region. Parties interested in learning more about the research park and available office space for lease should contact HCAR directly to schedule a tour.


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