Enzybel joins US Science Center Port Business Incubator
22 Feb 2011
Enzybel International, a Belgian company dedicated to the
production and commercialization of natural compounds, has established a
US office at the University City Science Center’s Port Business
Incubator in Philadelphia.
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
“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.”
Established in 1963 and headquartered in Philadelphia, the
University City Science Center was the first and is the largest
urban research park in the United States. The 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.
The Center has created more than 15,000 jobs in the Greater
Philadelphia region and contributes more than US$9 billion to the
regional economy annually.