Through powerful and lasting partnerships, the Baruch S. Blumberg Institute seeks to find cures for chronic hepatitis B, develop early detection biomarkers for liver disease and liver cancer, train future researchers, nurture biotechnology entrepreneurship, and provide information and support to those affected by chronic hepatitis worldwide. Partnerships enable the Blumberg Institute to maximize its resources and achieve greater scientific impact than it could alone.
Hepatitis B Foundation
A national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization solely dedicated to hepatitis B research, outreach and patient advocacy. In 2003, the Foundation established the Baruch S. Blumberg Institute as its research arm, which allows for sharing of valuable resources to achieve their complementary research and public health mission.
Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center
The Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center (PABC) is a nonprofit life sciences incubator-accelerator, offering state-of-the-art laboratory and office space to early stage biotech companies, as well as to two nonprofits. Managed by the Baruch S. Blumberg Institute and led by a board appointed by the Hepatitis B Foundation, the PABC is home to over 40 small to mid-size science, research, and pharmaceutical companies. The PABC uses a highly successful services-based approach to nurture and guide our member companies to success, as we seek to advance biotechnology, maximize synergies between nonprofit scientists and their commercial colleagues, and launch new ideas and discoveries that will make a difference.
Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
Beginning in April 2016, The Commonwealth Medical College (GSCM) will offer its Masters degree in Biological Sciences (MBS) in partnership with the Blumberg Institute. Students will be taught by Blumberg Institute professors and will complete their MBS attending evening and weekend classes at the Blumberg Institute in Doylestown, PA. The curriculum is identical to GCSM’s established MBS program, but the location at the Blumberg Institute connects students with world-class researchers and entrepreneurs in a biotech incubator environment conducive to a rich and innovative learning experience.
Central Bucks School District
In 2018, we partnered with Central Bucks School District to host an AP Chemistry Class here at the PA Biotechnology Center for select students from each of the Central Bucks School District’s 3 high schools. The class is held at the center each day and uses our teaching lab for class days that involve lab time. These students are automatically enrolled in our after-school program and are assigned to mentors to complete an independent research project.