Park and Incubator Highlights
Missouri Plant Science Center
LunaRich®, a soy ingredient used in Reliv International’s health supplement powders, was the first product manufactured and commercialized at the MPSC by managing tenant, Soy Labs, LLC. After a successful first year in operation, supporters of the center are working to recruit additional companies to do further research on lunasin and other plant-based nutritional compounds. The center is also designed to promote open innovation between Soy Labs, Reliv and other like-minded companies.
Home of two research companies, ABC Labs, a pharmaceutical research facility and IDEXX, an animal diagnostics company, Discovery Ridge employs a total of 457 people. ABC Labs created 88 new jobs for the Boone County area in 2012.
University of Missouri System Technology Park at Fort Leonard Wood
Fort Leonard Wood
The Technology Park at Fort Leonard Wood, conveniently located on the Army post, is actively recruiting new tenants to fill its current vacancies. The park has renewed several contracts in 2012 and added a new tenant, Hidden Water, Inc.
Missouri S&T Innovation Park
Innovation Park, on the campus of Missouri University of Science and Technology, has gained four new tenants this year, including The Ravens Group, Garmin International, Inc., IST Rolla, Inc., and the Office of Technology Transfer and Economic Development.
UMSL Research Park
UMSL Research Park, located off Interstate 70 on the university’s north campus, is home to the no. 1 pharmacy firm in the nation, Express Scripts, Inc. ESI is the largest Fortune 500 company with corporate headquarters on a university campus.
Center for Emerging Technologies
The Center for Emerging Technologies (CET) opened in 1998. In its 14-year history, 47 companies that have collectively attracted more than $765 million in funding have been tenants at CET. The center currently has 25 tenants and is now a subsidiary of CORTEX, a unit in which UMSL has equity investment.
Innovative Technology Enterprises at UMSL
Innovative Technology Enterprises (ITE) at UMSL welcomed two new tenants in 2012: Retectix and Onshore Outsourcing. With these additions, there are eight companies in the incubator.
CORTEX plans to begin Phase II of its master plan, which will reside on a 200-acre industrial area between two renovated buildings and will add 1,400 employees to the midtown St. Louis area.
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