SPARK Program in Translational Research

Our Mission: Advance Academic Discoveries from Laboratory to Patient Care


The Stanford SPARK program was established in 2006 to advance new biomedical research discoveries into promising new treatments for patients.


We keep you updated on news about SPARK's activities at home and abroad.

SPARK Global

The SPARK model for translational research has been replicated at institutions around the world

Success Stories

SPARK has advanced scores of new diagnostics and drugs to the clinic and commercial sectors.

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Grants for SPARK support the development of novel therapeutics and diagnostics for unmet medical needs.

Make a Gift - Support Spark

A gift to SPARK will further our mission to translate discoveries into diagnostics and therapeutics.