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Belgian Company Enzybel Joins Science Center Port Business Incubator

PHILADELPHIA--(February 9, 2011) – Enzybel International, a Belgian company dedicated to the production and commercialization of compounds derived from the nature, has established a U.S. office at the University City Science Center’s Port Business Incubator. Enzybel’s main business areas are the production of natural enzymes: papain, bromelain, ficin and actinidin; wastewater management; and snail extracts production.

Enzybel is the newest participant in the Science Center’s Global Soft Landing program, which fosters international business in the U.S. by helping global companies establish a foothold in local life sciences and information technology markets. Along with Belgium, companies from China, France, Germany, Singapore, Spain and the United Kingdom participate in the Global Soft Landing program.

Enzybel International headquarters are situated in Villers-Le-Bouillet, Belgium. Enzybel International has three production sites: two located in Belgium and one in Indonesia for the bromelain production. Their new Philadelphia office is located at 3624 Market Street.

“The Science Center helped us to rapidly and inexpensively enter the US marketplace,” says Enzybel Business Developer Nicolas Chatelain. “They provided all the facilities and services we need to stay focused on our customers and partners.”

About the Science Center

The University City Science Center accelerates technology commercialization, regional economic development, and the market availability of life-enhancing scientific breakthroughs by bringing together innovations, scientists, entrepreneurs, funding, laboratory facilities, and business services. Established in 1963 and headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, the Science Center was the first, and remains the largest, urban research park in the United States. Graduate organizations and current residents of the University City Science Center’s Port business incubators have created more than 15,000 jobs that remain in the Greater Philadelphia region today and contribute more than $9 billion to the regional economy annually. For more information about the Science Center, go to www.sciencecenter.org.

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