Bridging the Gap

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August 26, 2020

Old drugs for a new virus

Stanford researchers review drug repurposing approaches that could be key to combating COVID-19

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August 5, 2020

Pharmacogenomics and deep learning

Dr. Russ Altman explores machine learning’s usefulness for predicting a gene’s effect on drug metabolism.

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July 15, 2020

What is an animal model?

Animal models of disease are crucial tools for drug development

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June 17, 2020

SPARK Zimbabwe responds to COVID-19

Our SPARK GLOBAL affiliates in Africa gave us their perspective and response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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April 22, 2020

What is a vaccine and how is it developed?

Why will it take a year or longer for a vaccine to be ready? The answer lies in the development process.

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March 11, 2020

How does SPARK achieve a 62% success rate?

A deeper dive into what makes the program successful

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March 5, 2020

A SPARK advisor’s view on how the program can address an acute global health issue like the current COVID-19 pandemic.

SPARK advisor Steve Schow suggests a unified approach for SPARK Global to jumpstart therapeutic responses to future emerging viral infectious events.

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March 4, 2020

SPARKing ear drum regeneration

Dr. Peter Santa Maria’s journey from indigenous communities to clinical trials

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February 27, 2020

SPARKing approaches to treat a rare disease

How SPARK has helped Dr. Rosa Bacchetta in her quest to develop cell therapies for IPEX syndrome

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February 19, 2020

Frustrated that your scientific discovery is not moving to industry?

Here’s how SPARK steps in.

SPARK bridges the gap between discovery and drug treatment through a unique partnership between university and industry experts. With a modest support of $50K/year per project and comprehensive weekly coaching by over 100 volunteer experts from industry, SPARK has achieved unprecedented success in translating early academic discoveries to solutions addressing unmet needs. Want to learn more about how SPARK can help your organization? Please visit these pages for more information:

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