Stanford program gives discoveries a shot at commercialization

The SPARK program is highlighted in a Nature Medicine article.

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Steve Sullivan Memorial Fund


Our Mission

SPARK was created as an innovative, cost-effective way to overcome the hurdles associated with translating academic discoveries into drugs or diagnostics that address real clinical needs.

SPARK was created as a partnership between university and industry to:
  1. Educate faculty, fellows, graduate students and medical students on the discovery and development process for therapeutics and diagnostics.
  2. Advance promising research discoveries to the clinic and commercial sector
  3. Innovate efficient and cost-effective approaches to drug discovery and development


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