HCAR is the East Coast's Premier Research Park, located adjacent to Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and College of Medicine.


1214 Research Blvd

Located adjacent to Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine in Hershey, Building One of the Hershey Center for Applied Research is an 80,000 square-foot facility capable of providing state-of-the-art medical research resources to emerging, growing and established businesses. The building includes fully prepared wet lab space, as well as dry labs, office space and core facilities and equipment provided by the Medical Center.


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Here for Tomorrow.


The Hershey Center for Applied Research offers access to state-of-the-art laboratory rentals to researchers in a wide spectrum of fields. HCAR tenants form a community that fosters innovation and collaboration using the latest technologies and resources. It is our firm belief that a vibrant collaborative culture is mutually beneficial, and we do everything in our power to foster conditions that enable our clients to thrive collectively.

A well-educated workforce and easy access to major metropolitan areas make Hershey an ideal spot for research developers in many disciplines.

At HCAR, we’re dedicated to providing tenants with the resources and connections they need to succeed. Whether you are a startup or an established business, HCAR labs are perfect for successfully researching and developing innovative products and ideas.


Features & amenities

  • Flexible facilities offerings including wet/dry lab space, office space, clean room, assembly and light manufacturing uses.
  • Access to equipment, talent, clinical trials infrastructure and other research resources through Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and College of Medicine, an academic medical center undertaking sponsored research annually
  • Strategic connections to address capital, technical assistance and workforce needs
  • A unique environment where commercial success is accelerated due to linkages between industry, academia and government resources


  • Shared resources including conference rooms, lobby and security
  • Focus on life science, business technology and advanced manufaturing
  • Cafe located adjacent to building
  • High quality of life with low cost of living with nearby urban amenities
  • World-class amusement park and resort complex, which includes a spa, country club and golf course

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Learn more about our flexible, customized wet labs, dry labs and office space leasing options.