The "Institute for Biomedical Research Georg-Speyer-Haus" is a private foundation. It was established in 1906 in Frankfurt to provide a research laboratory for Paul Ehrlich, its first director. The constitution of the Foundation defines its purpose as scientific research in the field of chemotherapy (drug action and related areas which serve the progress of biomedicine). The Foundation is exclusively engaged in non-profit work with benefit for the public.
Since August 15, 2013, the institute is headed by Prof. Dr. med. Florian Greten. He reports to the Board of Directors of the Foundation. The Georg-Speyer-Haus is associated through a cooperation agreement with the Goethe University Frankfurt. This agreement provides the basis for the collaboration between the University and the Georg-Speyer-Haus in the areas of tumor biology and experimental therapy.