Startup Focused on Homeland Security Joins Science Center

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PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 28, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The newest resident of the University City Science Center's Port Business Incubator is dedicated to providing products and services used for public safety, emergency response and homeland security. Tripwire Operations Group has taken lab space at the Hubert J. P. Schoemaker Center for Technology Advancement at 3624 Market Street in Philadelphia, Penn.

The Tripwire Research, Development, Test and Evaluation (RDTE) Program, Tripwire's newest division, will be conducting laboratory and field experiments in support of national defense applications for science and technology. In the lab, scientists, technicians, and operations specialists plan to carry out projects involving chemical synthesis and analysis. In the field, Tripwire RDTE investigates energetic events, hazardous materials, countermeasures and detection equipment.

Established in 2005 and based in Gettysburg, Penn, Tripwire serves hundreds of public agencies with training courses, training equipment and operational supplies. Tripwire offers both products and services to the defense industry as well as national and homeland security organizations.

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. In addition to offering physical resources to start‐up companies, the Port business incubator surrounds emerging ventures with the other ingredients required to grow and be successful. For more information: www.sciencecenter.org.

CONTACTS:

Jeanne Mell
University City Science Center
3711 Market Street, Suite 800
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215‐966‐6029
jmell@sciencecenter.org

Kristen Fitch
University City Science Center
3711 Market Street, Suite 800
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215‐966‐6156
kfitch@sciencecenter.org

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