New arrivals at science park

Liverpool Science Park has signed three new tenants, taking the number of companies at the city centre campus to 65.

Afentis Forensics, is a forensic investigation practice offering services including computer and telecommunication analysis, audio-visual exhibit assessments, DNA profiling and firearm studies, and is the only forensic provider that makes its own software.

The second deal sees the arrival of the Huntington's Disease Association, which provides information to families, friends and healthcare professionals involved in research of the disease.

Lastly, start-up company Med Epad has signed to take space in one of the two innovation centres. Med Epad is receiving support from early-stage venture capital firm SPARK Impact to develop a mobile internet device with the potential to improve patients' health and social care.

Located at the foot of the steps of the Metropolitan Cathedral, Liverpool Science Park currently comprises two buildings, Innovation Centre 1 and Innovation Centre 2, totalling 80,000 sq ft of office and lab space.

Liverpool Science Park is a joint venture between Liverpool City Council, John Moores University and the University of Liverpool and is partly financed by the European Union under Merseyside's Objective One ERDF programme, Government Office for the North West and the North West Development Agency.

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