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Bridging the Gap Between Bench and Bedside 

The SPARK program focuses on technologies addressing unmet clinical needs to bridge the “translational gap” between the lab bench and the patient. By providing a community of industry advisors, investors, and biotechnology researchers, SPARK is successfully advancing scores of new diagnostics and drugs to the clinic and commercial sectors from hundreds of faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and students. 

We are excited to announce the newest branch of SPARK's global network - CU Anschutz Medical Campus. The inaugural year of the program will begins July 2018. Join us on our mission to help brilliant scientists create technologies to benefit patients and society.

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Who are you?


 

Become a SPARK Fellow

Advancing scientific discoveries from the lab to the clinic

Are you a faculty innovator or inventor? Learn how SPARK could help you progress your idea

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Become a Mentor

The partnership between Industry and University forms the core of the SPARK Program

Mentors are the backbone of the educational components of SPARK and provide ad hoc assistance to teams in areas of expertise. Learn more about how to become a mentor and the benefits. 

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Become an Advisor

Industry advisors provide invaluable mentoring & support to SPARK scholars

 

The board of advisors at SPARK works closely with teams to make sure they are on track to meet milestones and provides industry-specific assistance. Our advisors are very experienced in the realm of medical devices, pharmaceutical, and diagnostic commercialization. Learn how to become a board advisor

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Become an Industry Partner

Partner with top technologies 

Are you an investor or licensee looking for a partnership? We would love to talk! Find out more about SPARK's values to you and how you can stay engaged. 

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All Available CU Anschutz Medical Campus Technologies

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Creation & Impact of SPARK

Dr. Daria Mochly-Rosen, the founder and director of SPARK at Stanford, speaks about the translational gap between academia and industry and how SPARK takes the first step in solving the problem. 

News & Updates

  • SPARK Program Launches at CU Anschutz

    Apr 26, 2018, 04:15 PM by Oksana Schuppan
    Thanks to innovative leadership at CU Anschutz including David Schwartz, MD, David Ross, PhD, Naresh Mandava, MD, and Richard Zane, MD, CU Innovations is bringing SPARK to life as a Chancellor’s initiative at CU Anschutz Medical Campus. SPARK is a program designed to bridge the translational gap in advancing biomedical discoveries into promising new treatments for patients. The initiative gained approval in Fall 2017 and will begin at CU Anschutz in July 2018.
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