SPARK Global was born at Stanford University in USA in 2006 as a unique partnership between university and industry. It was founded by Professor Daria Mochly-Rosen to provide the education and mentorship necessary to advance research discoveries from the bench to the bedside. SPARK provides access to specialized knowledge and technical expertise regarding drug and diagnostic development and sources of funding to support translational efforts.

Watch the founder and Director of Stanford University’s Sparkprogram Daria Mochly-Rosen talking on how she has liberated potential drug discoveries from academic research to industry at TEDMED.