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The Philadelphia Research Consortium is a preclinical research network for facilitating easy access to our region’s robust research and development pipeline. This alliance is designed to enable transformative, potentially lifesaving scientific progress and catalyze productive, long-term collaborations between the Philadelphia academic research community and for-profit research and development partners, specifically targeting life sciences start-ups.

The Consortium allows for local, national and international startup and biotech partners to leverage the collective research strengths of Philadelphia’s vibrant life sciences community. Such relationships between research institutions and biotech partners could increase the likelihood of innovative early stage discoveries successfully moving from the laboratory to the marketplace.

Members of the Philadelphia Research Consortium have made a pledge to the startup and biotech community to use a universal, sponsored research agreement with all potential partners interested in exploring preclinical discovery research with participating institutions in order to facilitate meaningful collaborations. This user-friendly tool serves as an invitation for startups to unite with partners across the area’s biomedical research community.

Click here to download a PDF copy of the Philadelphia Research Consortium template agreement.


To learn more about the Philadelphia Research Consortium, contact:

Heather Steinman, MBA, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President, Business Development & Executive Director, Technology Transfer
The Wistar Institute
3601 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Our PRC partners have committed to fostering productive relationships to strengthen the Philadelphia life sciences community.

Philadelphia Research Consortium Members

Please click on our partner logos to learn more about technology transfer, commercialization, and research opportunities at these institutions. We welcome new members to join our Consortium. For more information contact Heather Steinman, SVP for Business Development and executive director for Technology Transfer.