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Invisible Sentinel expands from Science Center Port incubator, but staying nearby.

Invisible Sentinel has outgrown its space at the University City Science Center’s Port incubator, but has decided not to leave the city. The life sciences company and its 18 employees are moving to larger office and lab space at 3711 Market St. in West Philadelphia. Invisible Sentinel plans to keep all 18 of its jobs in Philadelphia, as it moves out of the Port incubator into larger dedicated office and lab space at 3711 Market Street. Invisible Sentinel is the fifth company since 2009 to move out of the Port and remain on the Science Center’s campus. Other Port companies that have remained on campus include Avid Radiopharmaceuticals, Integral Molecular, Pulsar Informatics and OptoFluidics. Together, the five graduate companies account for 195 jobs in Philadelphia. “We are delighted to welcome Invisible Sentinel to the ranks of the Science Center graduates who remain on our campus,” says Science Center President & CEO Stephen S. Tang, Ph.D., MBA. “These companies have demonstrated a commitment to the Science Center and to the City of Philadelphia. Not only are they creating jobs, but they are ensuring that our region’s vibrant tradition of innovation and discovery continues and thrives.” Since it was founded in 1963, more than 350 companies, including SEI Investments, Centocor and Bentley Systems, have “graduated” from the Science Center. The 93 that remain in the Greater Philadelphia region account for more than 15,000 direct jobs and contribute more than $9 billion to the annual regional economy. Sen. Toomey has been an advocate for Invisible Sentinel since the company’s early days, as the important work has netted jobs for the Greater Philadelphia region.Invisible Sentinel, which has developed a rapid diagnostic for food contamination, is also celebrating the launch of its Veriflow™ technology. Ben Pascal, the company’s chief business officer, and Nicholas Siciliano, the chief executive officer, founded Invisible Sentinel to prevent major bacterial outbreaks and ensure safe food distribution networks. Contaminated food sickens about 48 million people in the United States annually, while industry-wide revenue streams are crippled to the tune of $152 billion. “We’re excited to be celebrating the commercialization of our Veriflow product suite for food pathogen detection and the expansion of our company here at the Science Center,” says Pascal. “The Science Center has been an invaluable partner and has actively contributed to our extraordinary growth throughout the years. We look forward to building-out a first class facility here and creating jobs in a community that has helped us flourish.” Read More

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