A 501C(3) charitable organization, Quantum Leap was established in 2005 as a collaboration between medical researchers at University of California, San Francisco and Silicon Valley entrepreneurs. Our mission is to integrate high-impact research with clinical processes and systems technology, resulting in improved data management and information systems, greater access to clinical trial matching and sponsorship, and greater benefit to providers, patients and researchers. Our goal is to improve and save lives.
The founders of Quantum Leap recognize that good ideas and research projects in a University setting were often “orphaned” at the end of a research project. These efforts were frequently left with no funds or organizational structure to adequately engage clinical providers and ultimately benefit patient care. In addition, the intellectual property often created as part of these research endeavors remain untapped and undeveloped.
Modeled after Silicon Valley’s entrepreneurial culture with an added social value objective, our social-entrepreneurial model embodies:
We support the development and implementation of innovative ways to deliver better, less costly healthcare. We are committed to establishing unique collaborations across the medical, technology and bioscience industries: all necessary components to accelerate healthcare research into the marketplace. Our efforts focus on quality-of-care and quality-of-life issues, and to create initiatives that foster excellent clinical practices using quality improvement disciplines with a strong patient-centric focus.