Advancing translational life sciences research and academic technology transfer
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Administrative Office
P.O. Box 187
Montgomeryville, PA  18936
Tax Status: 501c3
EIN: 86-1104679

To advance translational life sciences research and technology transfer within the academic research enterprise  


BioSP is a charitable not-for-profit consortium of academic medical centers and research institutes committed to the development and transfer of academic research into the marketplace.  BioSP develops and offers programs and services to foster industry-academic collaboration, aid technology development and commercialization, and contribute to the ongoing education of faculty and graduate students about the commercialization and technology transfer processes. 


Lankenau Institute for Medical Research
Penn State Hershey
Temple University
Thomas Jefferson University

Board of Directors:

Stephen G. Nappi, Executive Chairman
Associate Vice Provost, Technology Development and Commercialization, Temple University

Viviane  Martin, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Office of Technology Development, Penn State College of Medicine

Timothy J. Pelura, Ph.D.
President/CEO, Surpass, Inc.     


  • Translational ConnectionsSM simplifies Pharma’s search for sponsored research relationships by providing one-stop shopping to access expertise within BioSP’s Academic Partner network and associated small companies. 
  • GerminatorSM brings Large Pharma and Academic Research together through a third-party facilitated, customized sponsored research process. Germinator is now exclusively partnered with the founding pharmaceutical company partner.
  • Practical Knowledge SeriesSM of lunch seminars for investigators and graduate students providing “practical and tactical content, delivered by experts” on topics in the academic commercialization process
  • KIZ Tax Credits for eligible companies located in the BioLaunch611+ Keystone Innovation Zone, covering the Philadelphia North community in Bucks, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties
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